Interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery.
Msgr. J. Douglas Courville officiated at the funeral Mass and conducted the service. Scripture readings were read by Kelly Duplantis and Stephanie Ortego. Gifts were presented to the Altar by Bridget Latiolais and Ridge Blanchard.
Mrs. Blanchard loved her church with all her heart and was so devoted to her parish in every way possible. She was known to many as having a “Ministering Spirit.” She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Martha’s Guild, St. Martin Parish Home Demonstration, and POKENO club – she had a large circle of friends. Rose enjoyed reading and cooking for her family, whom she adored and who made her life complete. Birthdays and holidays were the times she enjoyed the most, because it was a way of gathering her family together and sharing her love with them.
Survivors include four sons, Jimmy Blanchard and his wife Charlene of Breaux Bridge, Glynn Blanchard and his wife Patricia, Butch Blanchard and his wife Renée, and Keith Blanchard and his wife Miranda, all of St. Martinville; one daughter, Janice Duplantis and her husband Warren of St. Martinville; two sisters, Josey Landry and Jenny Theriot, both of St. Martinville; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Blanchard; her parents, Eugene and Lucy Champagne Theriot; her brothers, Mitchell, Walter, Wallace, Lloyd, Homer and Alton Theriot; her sisters, Lena Laviolette, Marie Dutile and Eva Guilbeaux; and a grandson, Dru Duplantis.
A rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Pallbearers were Tim Duplantis, Dean Blan-chard, Bryan Blanchard, Jerry Blanchard, Troy Blanchard, Scott Blanchard and Bryce Blanchard.
Pellerin Funeral Home of St. Martinville was in charge of arrangements.
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