Mr. Gerald Joseph Blanchette, age 94 of Alford, FL went joyfully into the presence of
his Lord in the early morning of Tuesday, April 4 th at Jackson Hospital in Marianna, FL.
The funeral service was held 1:00 P.M. Saturday April 8 st at New Hope Baptist
Church located at 4028 Lafayette Street in Marianna, FL with Pastor Brandon Griffin
officiating, and McKinnie Funeral Home of Campbellton, FL directing.
A public viewing was held from 12 to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8 th at the church.
He was born on May 27, 1928 in Manchester, NH. He was preceded in death by his
wife of 67 years Joy, his parents, Jules J. Blanchette and Ada Levasseur, 2 sisters, Connie
Flower and Theresa Parkeg.
He is survived by his four children; daughter, Theresa L. Blanchette-Joynt of Alford,
FL; sons, Joseph G. (Rose) Blanchette of Lynn Haven, FL, Richard L. (Kathy) Blanchette
of Alford, FL and Robert W. (Sherri) Blanchette of Deerfield Beach, FL; plus 11
grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren as follows-through Teri are Robbie Joynt and
his children Zachary and Katie, Geoffrey Joynt and his children Jack, Owen, and Finn,
and Sean Joynt; through Joey are Cheri (Andrew) Hobbs and her children, Shannyn and
Jocelyn, Jared Blanchette, and Randall (Lauren) Blanchette and his children Samantha,
Luke, and Sara; through Rick are Sandy Blanchette and her children Christopher,
Emiliana, and Sophira, Ricky (Leigh Ann) Blanchette, and his children Norah and
Hendrix, and Becky Blanchette; and through Robby are Robert and Amelia. He is also
survived by his younger sister, Mrs. Pauline Pinney.