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BLANCHARD, JOHN ST. PETERSBURG, FL - John G. Blanchard, 78, of Shannon Avenue, Cohoes, died at Suncoast Hospice House - Bayfront, St. Petersburg, FL. on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 after a brief illness. He was born in Joliette, Quebec Canada and educated in St. Joseph's School, Cohoes and was the son of the late Albert and Gertrude Froment Blanchard. He worked at Norton Company in Watervliet, retiring after 30 years of service. He was a US Navy Veteran. He was an avid New York Giants fan. Husband of Benita Penders Blanchard of Cohoes. Father of Sheila Meissner of Cohoes, Lorie Blanchard of St. Petersburg, FL and the late Michelle Blanchard. Brother of Carmen LaBarre of Cape Coral, FL., Carol Duda of Latham, Susan Modesti of Grafton, Michael Blanchard of Cohoes, Roger Blanchard of Seattle, WA and Denis Blanchard of Atlanta, GA and the late Gilles Blanchard, Jeannine Gagnon and Lise Blanchard. Grandfather of Kendra Ferris and Jeff Meissner and Great Grandfather of Addison and Kenlyn Ferris, also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Saturday, 11:00am at Holy Trinity Parish, Cohoes where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. The family will receive friends at Holy Trinity Parish, Cohoes on Saturday morning from 10:00 to 11:00am. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in John's memory to Bayfront Medical Center, Bldg. A 4th floor, 701-6th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 38701 or Holy Trinity Parish organ fund. For directions and guest registry, www.dufresnefuneralhome.com. Arrangements by the DUFRESNE FUNERAL HOME, Inc., Cohoes


Published in The Record on Mar. 22, 2012
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