Roland J. Blanchard, 69 of Belle Rose passed away Sunday, August 3, 2014, after a courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. He never met a stranger and always had a smile on his face. Roland was a member of St. Jules Catholic Church, and enjoyed helping with Allons Manger and the food bank, he was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, and Cajun Chef's. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 9:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Jules Catholic Church with Rev. Andrew Merrick, celebrant. Entombment will be in St. Jules Mausoleum under the direction of Ourso Funeral Home, Donaldsonville. Survivors include his mother; Therese Cedotal Blanchard, his sisters; Isabelle Mabile, Elsie Webre and husband David, half-sisters; Cecile Mabile and husband Carroll, and Shirleen Landry, several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; Claude J. Blanchard, grandparents; Simon and Cecile Simoneaux Blanchard, and Eugene and Adele Hue Cedotal. The family would like to give special thanks to everyone who cared for him throughout his illness. Please visit www.oursodonaldsonville.com to sign the online register book.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 4 to Aug. 5, 2014