Claude L. Blanchette, 65, of Berlin, NH, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at his home after a courageous battle with a brain tumor. He was born in Berlin on September 27, 1957 the son of the late Norman and Rolande (Desgroseilliers) Blanchette and was a graduate of Berlin High School with the Class of 1975. He was the third generation to manage Blanchette’s Garage, Inc following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Delphis, and his father, Norman. He enjoyed spending time at his camp at Cedar Pond and his yearly trips visiting and exploring Alaska with his family.
Claude is survived by his wife of 45 years Linda (Salvas) Blanchette of Berlin, NH; sons Kevin Blanchette and wife Andrea of Nome, AK and Keith Blanchette of Anchorage, AK; grandchildren Chantal and Luc of Nome, AK; siblings Gerry Blanchette and wife Sue of Concord, NH, Bob Blanchette and wife Susie of Milan, NH, David Blanchette of Errol, NH, Scott Blanchette of Errol, NH and Cindy Gosselin and husband Kevin of Rochester, NH; brother-in-law Brian Salvas and wife Lisa of Berlin, NH and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Ronnie.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 9, 2023 at 10 AM at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish with interment following in St. Kieran Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. The Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Those who wish may make a donation to Northwoods Cancer Survivors, c/o 26 ½ Wood St., Berlin, NH, 03570, St Peregrine Ministry, 151 Emery St., Berlin, NH, 03570 or Tee Up For Hope, c/o Coos County Family Health, 133 Pleasant St., Berlin, NH, 03570. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.