OLIVA BLANCHETTE
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John Everett & Sons Funeral Home
4 Park Street
Natick, MA
BLANCHETTE, Oliva Of Natick, MA, passed away on June 25, 2021. Beloved husband of Dorothy Kennedy of Natick. Devoted father of Nicole Blanchette Kinsey and her husband James of Port Washington, NY, and Frances Blanchette and her husband Murali Haran of State College, PA. Dear brother of Raymond Blanchette of Shelton, CT, and the late Georgette Pearson, Mariette Dube, and Normand Blanchette. Loving grandfather of James David Kinsey, Noelle Olivia Kinsey, and Anjali Dorothy Haran. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street, NATICK COMMON on Thursday, July 1st at 9:00am, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Patrick Church, 44 East Central Street (Rt. 135), Natick at 10am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Interment Private. Visiting Hours Wednesday, June 30th from 4:00 to 8:00pm. Dr. Oliva Blanchette is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Philosophy at Boston College where he taught from 1964 through 2019. His significant works include "The Philosophy of Being: A Reconstructive Essay in Metaphysics" and "Intersubjective Philosophy of Human Existence: Reflection on Theory and Practice of Selfhood." His faith informed his life and work. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Oliva may be made to Partners in Health (www.pih.org). For directions and guestbook, please visit www.everettfuneral.com John Everett & Sons Natick 508 653 4342

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Published by Boston Globe from Jun. 27 to Jun. 28, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jun
30
Visitation
4:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
John Everett & Sons Funeral Home at Natick Common
4 Park Street, Natick, MA
Jul
1
Funeral Mass
10:00a.m.
St. Patrick Church, Natick
44 East Central St, Natick, MA
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Dear Dorothy, Nicole, and Frances, I offer my condolences for your family´s loss. May all your wonderful memories of him comfort you at this sad time
Peggy Soo
Friend
June 29, 2021
Dear Dorothy, Frances and Nicole, We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The wonderful spirit of husband and father shines in the picture you chose!
Anne and Joe Ilacqua
June 28, 2021
As a friend of "Bo" during his days at Weston, I had the pleasure and grace to enjoy his love of life, his high pitched laughter, his brilliant competitive ice hockey skills, and all of his countless humane qualities. He was, indeed, a genuine existentialist philosopher. In a word, he truly was then, and throughout his life, a son of Saint Ignatius. Bo made a difference in my life, for that I share my gratitude and love with his family.
Charles M. Hegarty
Friend
June 28, 2021
We enjoyed the many years of friendship and wish the best to the family
Michael and Karen
Friend
June 27, 2021
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