Bernadette Blanchette passed away on June 25, 2022. She was born on May 17, 1930 to the late Luigi and Mary Mirisola in South Boston, Massachusetts. Bernadette was a devout Catholic, wife, and mother. As the matriarch, she strived to do everything for her family. Whether it be cooking delicious meals, baking treats, or just lending a hand, she was always there. Bernadette never met a stranger and was truly loved by all. She was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend who will be deeply missed.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Harold Blanchette; her siblings, Joseph Mirisola, John Mirisola, Lois Gardner; and grandson, Tyler Blanchette. Bernadette is survived by her son, Bruce (Sally) Blanchette; daughter, Marylou (Ken) Bishop; grandchildren, Jason (Kristy) Bishop, Jessica (Jason) Willoughby, Kayleigh (Laura) Kingsbury, Ryan Blanchette, Connor Blanchette, Zack Blanchette; great-grandchildren, Hannah Willoughby, Katie Willoughby; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Friday, July 1, 2022 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm. Memorial services for Mrs. Blanchette will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 12:00pm with Father Adrian Pleus officiating. Interment will be at Georgia National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ( https://www.stjude.org/donate).
Clark Funeral Home is honored to care for the Blanchette family during this difficult time.