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Pauline A. Blanchard
RUMFORD -– Pauline A. Blanchard, 87, of South Rumford Road, died on December 24, 2010 at her residence following a brief illness, with her loving family at her side.
She was born in Rumford on March 11, 1923, a daughter of Ameddie and Jennie (Gauthier) Fournier. Pauline was educated in Rumford Schools and was a graduate of Stephens High School Class of 1942.
She married Paul Blanchard in 1945. Together, they celebrated 41 years of marriage and raised nine children. Paul passed away in 1986.
Pauline was a devoted homemaker and loving mother. She was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior.
Pauline enjoyed playing 63, knitting, feeding the birds, sewing, doing crossword puzzles, cooking, working in her vegetable garden, and family trips to the ocean.
Surviving are her children, William Blanchard and wife, Debra of Chesterfield, MA, Louise Clement and husband, David of Bowerbank, Cindy Talbot and husband, Michael of Waterville, Dennis Blanchard and wife, Debra of Candia, NH, David Blanchard of Florida, Norman Blanchard of Atlanta, GA, Paula Holman and husband, James of Dixfield, and Mark Blanchard of Rumford; 12 grandchildren, Gwen, Scott, Kara, Jonathon, Shawn, Christopher, Jason, Beth, Joshua, Nicole, Rachel and Michael; and great granddaughters, Ella, Sadie, Dorothy and Avari.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Paul; and a son, Robert.