Irene Blanchard, 106, lifelong resident of Derry, NH, passed away Saturday January 21, 2023, in the Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, Derry. She was born on July 25, 1916 in Derry, a daughter of the late Louis and Georgianna (Hamel) Boisvert. Irene was the current Boston Post Cane Holder for the Town of Derry. She was a member of the Senior Friends and the Londonderry Senior Citizens. Irene loved to play Bingo and Keno.
She is survived by one daughter, Janet Hoisington; four grandchildren, Holly Soucy and husband Bob, Randy Blanchard and wife Helena, Wendy Flibotte and husband Jason and Marc Hoisington; several great grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family and a lifelong family friend Linda Carter. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Ernest H. Blanchard in 1979, her son E. Paul Blanchard in 2014 and her sister Lucy Bertrand.
Following cremation, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00am at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 26 Crystal Avenue, Derry. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.