Funeral Mass for Lorraine C. (nee Rouskie) Blanchette, 90, of Willoughby, will be 12:15 p.m. Friday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 7575 Bellflower Road, Mentor. Father Thomas Johns will officiate the Mass.
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Mrs. Blanchette passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Heartland of Mentor.
Born Aug. 2, 1922, in New Britain, Conn., she had been a resident of Euclid for 35 years before moving to Willoughby 15 years ago.
She had been very active at St. William's Catholic Church in Euclid and Meals-on-Wheels in Euclid. The loves of her life were her grandchildren.
She was the loving mother of Stephen F. (Sandra) Blanchette of Willoughby, Anita Vadnal of Mentor, Gail B. (Daniel) Thomas of Springboro and Mariann (Neil) Gallagher of Mentor; cherished grandmother of Eric, Jeremy, Cory, Adam, Shannon, Lauren, Brooke, Jacqueline, Kelly and Neil; sister of Mary Jane Mottram and Ann Batagowski; aunt of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Francis A. Blanchette in 1994; son-in-law, Frank Vadnal; granddaughter, Brittney Gallagher; parents, Thomas and Ann (nee Scanlon) Rouskie; and sisters, Vivian Malia and Marguerite Brown.
Friends may call from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Friday at the church. Private family burial will be held.
Arrangements are entrusted to McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Homes in Willoughby and Mentor.
Published in www.News-Herald.com on July 4, 2013