Donald R. Blanchard ’47 died on July 20, 2019, in Melrose, Massachusetts.
(The following was provided by the Boston Globe on July 20, 2019)
Donald R. Blanchard, of Melrose, July 20, 2019, at age 93. Beloved husband of Janice (Wright) Blanchard with whom he shared seventy-two years of marriage. Devoted father of Beverly T. Harrison and her husband, Michael, of Melrose, Donna Rae Bryson and her husband, Robert, of Peabody, and Raymond H. Blanchard and his wife, Christine, of Melrose. Loving brother of the late Beverly Steer and her late husband, Robert. Cherished grandfather of Jennifer Geska, Jessica Harrison, Stephen Sylvia, Brianna LeBlanc, Jamie Burrows, David M. Blanchard, Brian R. Blanchard, and Colleen Deems. Proud great-grandfather of Sadie Geska, Alexis Sylvia, Matthew Sylvia, Camden LeBlanc, Madison LeBlanc, Liam Burrows, Hannah Blanchard, Samantha Blanchard, Charlotte Blanchard, and Cecily Blanchard.