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Richard Emile Blanchard

July 13, 1928 December 30, 2018
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Richard Emile Blanchard, 90, husband of Lorraine Blanchard passed away Sunday, December 30, 2018 surrounded by his family at his home. He was born in Thompson, Connecticut, the son of the late Lionel and Bernadette Jolicoeur Blanchard. Richard received his bachelors degree from Providence College in Rhode Island. He served for 4 years in the United States Navy at Groton Naval Base in Groton, Connecticut. On July 3, 1954 he married Lorraine Patricia Lachapelle. Richard founded the personnel company Career Management Inc. in Lexington. He was a member of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass and the Lexington Rotary Club. He served on the Board of Directors for Bluegrass Community College as well as several other local organizations.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Theresa Blanchard Coderre. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Lorraine Blanchard, children, Dr. Michele (Curtis) Welling, Richard (Cheryl) Blanchard, Jr, Danielle (Michael) Quinton, Marie (Paul) Oser, Robert Blanchard, Janine (John) Lippert, grandchildren, Rachel Naedele, Molly Welling, Samuel Welling, Emily (Brandon) Hardymon, Amanda (Erik) Pilgram, Benjamin Wornstaff, Christopher (Leah) Oser, Michael Oser, Jeffrey Oser, Zachary Blanchard, Sara Blanchard, Grant Welling, Andrew (Taylor ) Herbert, great-grandchildren, Benjamin Oser, Jacob Oser, Daphne Oser, Michele Naedele, Hannah Hardymon, Connor Hardymon, Logan Hardymon, and brother, Bert (Mel) Blanchard.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 6:00pm on Friday, January 4, 2019 at Blackburn and Ward Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until the time of service. Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass, 2420 Spurr Road, Suite 150, Lexington, KY, 40511.


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4

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4:00 PM 1/4/2019 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 1/4/2019 6:00:00 PM
Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home

161 Broadway
Versailles, KY 40383

Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home
161 Broadway Versailles 40383 KY
United States

Service

Friday

4

Jan

6:00 PM 1/4/2019 6:00:00 PM
Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home

161 Broadway
Versailles, KY 40383

Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home
161 Broadway Versailles 40383 KY
United States

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Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass

2420 Spurr Road, Suite 150
Lexington, KY 40511
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