Rollande M. (Pelland) Blanchard


Rollande M. (Pelland) Blanchard, age 91, of Warwick, died on June 15, 2012 at Kent Regency Center. She was the wife of the late Wilfrid W. Blanchard.

Born in New Bedford, Massachuetts, a daughter of the late Henri and Alice (Blanchette) Pelland, she lived in New Bedford until moving to Warwick in 1963.

She is survived by three daughters, Jeanne Grace of Nashua, New Hampshire, Susanne M. Morris of Mannington, West Virginia, and Alice M. Pacheco of Warwick; seven grandchildren, Nicole Harrington, Jason Grace, Scott and Andy Morris, Anthony Pacheco, Laura Morris, and Amanda Rotella; and ten great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Gerard Pelland.

Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, June 19, at 9 a.m. from the Barrett & Cotter Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Ave., Spring Green, Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Benedict Church, 135 Beach Avenue, Warwick. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Bedford, Mass.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 220 North Main St., Suite 104, Natick, MA 01760.


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