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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Rita P. Blanchard, 84, a native and resident of Galliano went to her heavenly home on December 27, 2016. Visitation will be held at our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church on Saturday, December 31 from 9 a.m. until funeral time. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. with burial to follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Walton “Toto” Blanchard, Sr.; sons, Walton “Bo” (Jade) Blanchard, Jr., Keeland “Kiwi” (Theresa) Blanchard; daughters, Thistle (Donald) Callais, Regina Blanchard, Kelly (John “Winnie”) Wunstell; brothers, Ecland Pitre, Jr., Claude Pitre, Sr., Leo “Blackie” Pitre; grandchildren, Patches Callais, Sarah Billiot, Ashley Blanchard, Ramie Wunstell, Beau Blanchard, Christopher Blanchard; great grandchildren, Bryson LeBlanc, Katelyn Baker, Serenity Wunstell, Kaden Callais, Harper Billiot, David LeBlanc.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ecland Pitre, Sr. and Florida Angelette Pitre; son, Jason “J.J.” Blanchard; brothers, Harris Pitre, Landry Pitre; sisters, Irene St. Pierre, Norma Gisclair, Velma “Sweet” Pitre, Inez Richoux, Lelia Pitre.

She enjoyed sewing, yard work, fishing, going to craft shows, trawling with her husband and spending time with her family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Relay For Life.

Samart-Mothe Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.