John Blanchette Jr.
John (Jack) Blanchette, Sudbury, Mass and Santa Monica, CA passed away on March 4th, 2014 due to Myelodysplastic Syndrome. Jack had worked in the entertainment field for over 30 years and was a travel, wine and food writer. He had a monthly column in the American Institute of Wine & Food magazine "Savor This". Jack's clients included Cary Grant, Bob Hope, Michael Jackson, Jay Leno, the Gabor sisters, and many others. He was active in charities including Thalians, Make a Wish Foundation, Concern Foundation, The Actors Fund, Leukemia Foundaiton, No child Goes Hungry. Jack worked at studios including The Caucus For Producers, Writers & Directors, the American Institute of Wine & Food, 34th Annual Sci-Fi Awards. Jack's film promotions included Argo, Behind the Candelabra, Il Postino, L.A. Confidential. He produced the Marina Jazz Festival and was co-producing the PBS TV series "Wine Harvest Festival". Jack's career began as an editor at Harvard University Press after studying English Literature at Harvard and Boston College and Anglo-Irish Studies at Trinity College, Dublin. He was bitten by the entertainment bug and moved to Los Angeles to work in "the business". Jack was a very generous person with an outgoing personality. He loved meeting new people and drumming up a conversation on just about any subject. Jack was the son of the late Margaret and John Blanchette. He leaves siblings David, Tom, Stephen, Don, Janet, Mary, Richard and Chris, brothers in law Dennis Kirkley and James May and sisters in law Anne, Sheila and Mary, and 13 nieces and nephews. Please consider donating to one of John's charities.

Published by The Sudbury Town Crier from Mar. 13 to Mar. 20, 2014.
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So very sorry to hear of the passing of Jack. I went to LSRHS with Jack and just recently had been corresponding with him. My sincere condolences to your family. Elaine Thompson Strier
April 1, 2014
I was lucky enough to visit with Jack two years ago after decades of no contact. He was robust and fully engaged in his California life. I'm shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. Too soon.
Robert Hickler
March 20, 2014
Blanchette families, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Babara Borgeson McGarva
March 20, 2014
To the Blanchette family, my sincerest condolonces on your loss. While I didn't know Jack, by all accounts he was a great guy, and many people will miss him for years to come.
Elisa Sartori
March 18, 2014
Don & Chris,

Sorry to hear about your brothers passing. I think about you guys from time to time and hope you find comfort in the days to come.

Mark Hanlon
March 16, 2014
Steve, Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this most difficult time.....
Mimi and Russ DiMauro
March 15, 2014
Thanks to Jack for being such a wonderful mentor to me as a boy, Jr. Class President to Jr. Class,President. Jack always had a job, was always working , and was a very good student athlete. Thank you John! I will miss our coast to coast calls and the updates on your past and upcoming adventures.
Steve Blanchette
March 14, 2014
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