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Donald P. Blanchard, 74, of Southington, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Hartford Hospital, as a result of complications from COVID-19. He had been the devoted husband of Sandi (Woods) Blanchard for nearly 55 years.
Donald was born on May 22, 1945 in Clair, New Brunswick, Canada to the late Philias and Jeanne (d’Arc Nadeau) Blanchard and had been a longtime Southington resident.
Donald worked as a truck driver and was a member of Teamster Local 559 for 35 years. He was also a member of Mickey’s AC and the Elks Lodge 1669 in Southington and loved NASCAR, camping and bowling. Donald enjoyed attending daily “meetings” at Dunkin Donuts and he never met a stranger.
In addition to his beloved wife Sandi, Donald is survived by two daughters, Lisa Olson and her husband Jim of Southington and Michelle Garay and her husband John of Orange, and 4 grandchildren, Lars and Erik Olson, Ashleigh Rivera and Ariana Garay. He is also survived by two brothers, Paul Blanchard and his wife Carol of Plainville and Jeannot Blanchard of Bristol. He was predeceased by 4 siblings.
Donations in Donald’s memory may be made to St. Dominic’s Church, 1050 Flanders Rd., Southington, CT 06489.
Walk-through calling hours will be held on Friday, May 21, 2021 from 5-7 p.m. at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St, Plantsville. Face coverings and social distancing are required at all time. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.
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