Real N. Blanchette

  • Born: June 30, 1941
  • Died: January 5, 2020
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Real N. Blanchette, 78, of Manchester, died January 5, 2020 at Hillsborough County Nursing Home after a period of declining health from dementia.

He was born in St. Gerard, Quebec, Canada on June 30, 1941 to Herve and Laurette (Cote) Blanchette. He grew up in Canada then lived the rest of his life in Manchester.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

Real worked for Barretto Granite Company in Milford and at the VA Medical Center in Manchester where he remained as a volunteer in retirement. He enjoyed working in his yard and was an avid fan of the Patriots and Red Sox.

The family includes his wife of 51 years, Doris L. (Labore) Blanchette of Manchester; three daughters, Lisa Boule and husband, Stephen, of Goffstown, Carol Quinn and husband, Scott, of Fort Mill, SC and Christine Berthiaume and husband, Jeff, of Merrimack; seven grandchildren, Kyle, Kayla and Keegan Boule, Colin and Liam Quinn and Julia and Reece Berthiaume; six siblings, Jacques Blanchette and wife, Therese, Sr. Doris Blanchette FDLC, Denise Blanchette, Lucette Houde and husband, Arsene, Pierre Blanchette and wife, Marie, Michael Blanchette and wife, Anita; aunts, Yolande Blanchette, Jeanne d'Arc Bilodeau and Gisele Cote; uncle, Leopold Cote and wife, Florianne; and cousins, nieces and nephews.

SERVICES: A calling hour is Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed immediately at 10:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial, all at Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Elm St., Manchester. Committal prayers will follow at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Easter Seals, 555 Auburn St., Manchester, NH 03103.

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, Manchester is assisting the family with arrangements.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My deepest sympathy to you Doris and your families. Having been your neighbor for many years before we moved to Goffstown, I have nice memories of our friendship over the years. God Bless you, and may Real Rest In Peace.

Posted by Karen Pow - Kennebunk, ME   January 14, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Real's passing. My thoughts are with you and your family Doris. I will always remember him going for his early evening walks through the neighborhood.

Posted by Jennifer Haley - Neighbor   January 13, 2020

so sorry to hear about real passing. my deepest condolences to you and your family. I loss lee last march to dementia, congestive heart failure, cold, etc so I know exactly what you are going through dementia is so hard to see your love one slip away. as caretakers its not an easy rode. if you ever want to talk or go out to lunch call me and ill come to manchester. I come quite often take care of yourself Doris. my heart goes out to you and your family.

Posted by judith wilkinson - rochester, NH - Neighbor   January 10, 2020

My sympathies Doris to you & your family. May God be with you during this difficult time.
Alice Rattigan (I sit in front of you at church).

Posted by Alice Rattigan - Manchester, NH   January 10, 2020


Mike & Anita,
So sorry to hear about your loss. Real will be missed by so many people. May your lifetime of memories bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.

Posted by Jeannine Huot - FL   January 09, 2020


We just wanted you Doris and your family to know how deeply saddened we were on your loss.You know how very close Real and we were. I was proud to call him our friend. We will miss him very much. We have lost one of the kindest person we have had the privilege to know. We are feeling the pain and sorrow at this time.

Posted by Dick & Diane Bertrand - Manchester, NH - Friend   January 09, 2020

I worked with Real @the VA. He was a kind, sweet man, always smiling and so caring. My sympathies to his family.

Posted by Allison Mangels - Amherst, NH   January 09, 2020

We extend our condolences to Doris and the family in this time of loss. We knew Real through family and when he tended to my dad's needs at the VA. He was a caring & gentle person with a big warm smile. His body may leave us but memories will linger always. May God be with you all.

Posted by Ernest & Ellen Guimond - Manchester, NH - Family Friend   January 09, 2020

My condolences to all of you. Real was a pleasure to work with. He always had a smile and kind word for everyone v

Posted by Judi Lavallée - Laconia, NH - Friend   January 08, 2020

just a REAL nice guy. I had the privilege of working with him at the VA. Rest in Peace Real!

Posted by Denise Fay - Manchester, NH - Coworker   January 08, 2020


All my sincere sympathy to all the family,thoughts,prayers...

Posted by Jacques & Yvelise Houde - Manchester, NH   January 08, 2020

To Doris and her daughters, I offer my deep condolences for their great loss. I did not know Real that much, but enough to see him as a very caring and gentle man. I. join you in celebrating Deal's life here and his entry into a better one.

Posted by Sr. Lucille Blais,CSC - Manchester, NH - Friend   January 08, 2020

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

Posted by A friend   January 08, 2020

May you find peace and comfort in the memories of having Real in your life. Our sincere thoughts are with you as you mourn his loss and celebrate his life. His soul will continue to live on in your hearts forever and provide comfort.
Cindy, Ray and Matt

Posted by A friend   January 08, 2020

I am sending my deepest condolences too the Blanchette family

Posted by Cynthia Huard - Candia, NH - Family Friend   January 08, 2020

We are sending our Deepest Condolences to the Blanchette Family.

Posted by Suzanne & Yvon Grenier - Port ST.Lucie, FL   January 07, 2020

May your family find joy and peace in the memories he left you with.

Posted by Philip and Bonnie Richard - Bedford, NH - Family Friend   January 07, 2020

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