Robert R. Blanchette

  • Born: August 31, 1927
  • Died: January 9, 2019
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

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Manchester, NH 03104
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Robert by adding your memories and photos.

Robert R. Blanchette, 91, of Manchester NH, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 09, 2019, at the Community Hospice House, Merrimack, NH.

Born in Manchester, he was the son of the late Edmond and Eva (Turcotte) Blanchette.

An honorably discharged veteran, Robert proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy. Following his military service, Robert was employed at Sanders for 25 years as a Senior Electronic Technician.

During the warmer months, he loved to fish and visit the ocean. On the weekends, Robert frequented local flea markets. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing cards and checkers.

Robert is survived by his daughter, Pamela Laliberte and husband Russell of Manchester; son, Gary Blanchette and wife Kathleen of Manchester; six grandchildren, Bryan, Nicholas, Katie, Jessica, Melissa, and Hannah; two great grandchildren, Benjamin and Samantha; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Robert was predeceased by his wife, Ann (Demetry) Blanchette; three brothers, Roger, Joe and Maurice; and three sisters, Ida, Rachael, and Yvonne.

ARRANGEMENTS: Services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Robert's memory to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Rd., Merrimack, NH 03054. To view Roberts's Online Tribute, send condolences to the family, or for more information, visit

Condolence & Memory Journal

To the Blanchette Family:

On behalf of a grateful nation, and
the VFW Auxiliary/Post #4485 in Somersworth, NH, we wish to express sincere appreciation for the honorable service given by your loved one, and send our deepest condolences on your loss.

VFW Past Auxiliary President,
Cathy Burns

Posted by A friend   January 16, 2019

Pam, Gary and Family,
We were saddened to hear of your dads passing.
Praying for peace, for all, at this time of sorrow.
With Love,
The Gutierrez Family
(Larry, Donna, & Family(

Posted by Larry & Donna Gutierrez - Albuquerque, NM - Family   January 15, 2019

Pam and Gary, I have such fond memories of visiting Uncle Bob and seeing his wonderful and infectious smile. Lori and I are truly blessed that he was part of our family and we wish you much comfort now that he is at peace with your mom and his parents, brothers and sisters. It is reassuring to know that our dads are together in heaven and we can only imagine what they are up to! With love always, Steve and Lori

Posted by Steven Blanchette - Nashua, NH - Family   January 13, 2019

Mr.Blanchette,Thank you for your service.RDM Windham NH

Posted by A friend   January 12, 2019


Dear Gary, Kathleen, and family. So sorry to read about Robert's death, we will keep you all in prayer. If there is anything we can do please let us know.

Posted by Deacon Bob and Elaine Potvin - Manchester, NH - Friend   January 12, 2019

Dear Pam and Gary,
Rejoice that the "Hawk" has flown. May he soar, majestically, in Heaven. His spirit is always with you both. He'll never be forgotten.
With love,
The Cook.

Posted by A friend   January 11, 2019

I will always remember the fun lunches and times we, my husband Nabil and I, had with Uncle Bob. We always loved being with him. The last few years we have cherished his wonderful Christmas cards. He is now with my husband Nabil and my mom his sister ,Rose Ida, in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Anne-Marie Chagnon-Migalli - Manchester, NH - Family   January 11, 2019

Uncle Bob you will be missed greatly by Linda and I. You were not only my favorite uncle, as a child, but the fun lunches Linda and I enjoyed with you, over at ChaVachon the last several years, will be for ever fond memories that we will always cherish. Love you!!!!!!!

To Pam and Gary: Although Linda and I are so sorry for the loss of your dad, we're happy that his suffering is over that he has gone on to see your mom and my mom and dad. Uncle bob's loving nephew, and loving cousin to the both you. Don and Linda

Posted by Donald Lefebvre - Dracut, MA - Family   January 10, 2019

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