Blanche (Duprey) Blanchard
N. GROSVENORDALE — Blanche Y. Blanchard, 76, of Quinebaug Rd., died Aug. 21, 2020, at home after a fight with brain cancer. 
Born in 1943 in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ermie “Sue” Duprey.
Blanche was a graduate of the Killingly High School Class of 1963.
Mrs. Blanchard worked as a production worker for the American White Cross and Staples. After retirement she spent her time devoted to her cats, Precious, Reckless, and Tumbles. 
She enjoyed reading, scratch tickets and playing the Bejeweled video game. 
She leaves her children, Margaret Challinor, Joseph and Lynn Bernier, Yvonne Coons, Jodi and Mark Borders, Ernest Blanchard, Toni and Thomas Murdock; grandchildren, Robert Challinor, Jason Challinor, David Challinor, Joseph Bernier Jr., Theresa Hopkins, Kristopher Hopkins, James Bernier, Joshua Bernier, Frank Houle Jr., Alexzandra Tondreau, and Taylor Blanchard-Saucier; great-great-grandchildren, and nieces. 
She was predeceased by her brother Thomas J. Duprey; granddaughter Chira; son-in-law Fred Coons; and her cat Dexter.
Valade Funeral Home & Crematory, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale.

Barry John Barrows
SAINT CLOUD, Fla. — Barry John Barrows died July 29, 2020. He was born Oct. 4, 1963, in Putnam, the son of Frank Barrows of Melbourne, Fla., and Jacqueline Barrows who died in 2001. He was 1 of 5 children. Barry lived in Saint Cloud for the past 19 years. He worked for Total Environment in Orlando, Fla., as a general manager. Barry’s motto was to work hard and play harder. He leaves his wife of 39 years, Maryann (Wojcik) Barrows; three children Justin Barrows (Elaine) of Saint Cloud, Matthew Barrows (Gabrielle) of Saint Cloud, and Stephanie Robinson (Dwight) of Jupiter, Fla.; six grandkids who called him Papa: Kaylee, Grant, Cheyann, Lillian, John John, Everleigh; siblings: Paulette Sheldon of Putnam, Keith Barrows (Sandra) of Putnam, Pamela Plaza (Jim) of Putnam, and Constance Bellanceau of N. Grosvenordale; extended family granddaughter, Savannah. The Memorial Service will be July 29, 2021, in Saint Cloud.


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