Francis “Frank” Blanchard (October 16, 1943 - February 12, 2024)

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Francis “Frank” Blanchard
  • October 16, 1943
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  • February 12, 2024

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Francis (Frank) Blanchard passed away, 02/12/24, at his home in Lady Lake, Florida. He was
battling heart issues for the past few years. Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, son of Clayton Blanchard and Doris Swenson. His mother Doris passed away in 1946 from Polio.
He grew up in Millbury, Massachusetts and raised a family in Massachusetts and York Beach,
Maine. His wife of 40 years, Maureen Sarja, passed away in 2004 after battling complications
from Diabetes. He and Maureen had 3 children. Brian Blanchard and his wife Amber of
Hopkinton, Massachusetts, Mark Blanchard and his wife Paula of Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Seven grandchildren of which he was very proud of them and their accomplishments. They are
Justin and Jack Blanchard, Emily and Abbey Blanchard, Tyler, Evan and Matthew Russell. His
daughter Karen Marie Blanchard Russell and her husband Paul Russell lived in Auburn,
Massachusetts. Karen died in 2012 leaving 3 sons.
He leaves his brother Wayne E Blanchard and wife Sandy of Hazelton, PA. A sister Susan and
her husband Joseph Laramee of Oxford, Massachusetts, and many nieces and nephews. He
also leaves a very close friend, Jane Brouillard of Massachusetts.
He was employed by Norton Company Machine Tool Division and Rice Barton Corp at
Worcester, Mass in their engineering Division. His engineering education was at Worcester
Junior college with studies in Finance at Bryant College. He was employed for 30 years at SEM, Security Engineered Machinery, in Westboro, Mass as Vice President and General Manager.
SEM was a GSA Contractor.
He graduated from Millbury High School, attended Worcester Junior College and was active
with local Cub Scouts, Little League and Senior League Baseball in Millbury as well as president of a local Snowmobile Club. He enjoyed working on the design and overall construction supervision of several homes in the area. He also spent over 20 years in two of his favorite leisure activities, Wood Carving and Genealogy Research. In Florida he coordinated Golf activities for the Thursday Golf Group for 5 years.
All services will be private. After Cremation, the family will hold a private memorial at the
convenience of the family. The family suggests donations in his memory be made to St Judes
Children’s Research Hospital in Frank’s name.
Arrangements entrusted with BALDWIN BROTHERS Funeral & Cremation Society-Spanish Springs, 352-430-1449. Sentiments are encouraged at www.baldwincremation.com.


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  1. Terry Creek lit a candle:
    22 Feb 2024
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    20 Feb 2024
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    19 Feb 2024
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  4. John Sargent says:
    16 Feb 2024
    Our condolences to you and the family. Prayers out for you! God peace be upon you all

  5. Bob Blanchard says:
    16 Feb 2024
    Rest in Peace Fran, you and Moe are together again.

  6. Jan Murphy says:
    16 Feb 2024
    Frank was our neighbor directly across the street for over 20 years. He and my husband Pat often exchanged different foods they cooked. Frank was well liked by our children. He seemed more like family. We miss you Frank. Love, Pat, Jan

  7. David Turner lit a candle:
    16 Feb 2024
    Lit since February 16, 2024 at 2:33:44 PM

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    16 Feb 2024
    Lit since February 16, 2024 at 2:36:39 PM

  9. Joyce & Ken Mason says:
    16 Feb 2024
    Frank was a great, kind and generous neighbor. Ken had many long discussions with him and will miss him. It has left a big hole in our neighborhood.
    Condolences to Brian, Mark and Family, Ken & Joyce Mason

  10. Joyce & Ken Mason says:
    16 Feb 2024
    Frank was a great, kind and generous neighbor. We always enjoyed his company. Ken and I will miss him so much. It has left out a big hole in our neighborhood.
    Condolences to Brian, Mark and family. Joyce & Ken

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