Marcel R. Blanchette


1934 – 2014

LEWISTON — Marcel R. Blanchette, 80, of Lewiston, passed away Sunday, Nov. 30, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Lewiston on June 21, 1934, to parents Leopold and Yvonne (Gosselin) Blanchette.

Marcel was a workaholic and loved to joke with his customers at Blanchette’s Pizza and Variety; he owned and operated Blanchette’s since 1963 with his wife, Lorraine.

When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed spending time on the water and fishing with his pontoon boat. He enjoyed watching hockey and was a big Montreal Canadiens fan.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Lorraine (Gagnon) Blanchette; two sons, Bert and his wife, Bonnie, and Paul and his wife, Heather; a daughter, Denise; a brother, Robert and his wife, Germaine; and two sisters, Jeannine and her husband, Donald Robitaille, and Pauline and her husband, Anthony Desanctis.

Marcel was predeceased by his parents; his oldest brother, Roger; and his oldest daughter, Doris.

The family would like to thank St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center and Dr. Seth Gordon for the compassion and care they provided.

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