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Blanche J. (Champagne) LaPerche
ATTLEBORO - Blanche Jeannette (Champagne) LaPerche, 101, of Christopher Heights, South Main Street, Attleboro; formerly of F. J. Kelley Boulevard, North Attleboro, died peacefully surrounded by loving family members and the auspices of hospice at her residence on Monday, April 1, 2013. She was the wife of the late Aurele H. LaPerche who died in 1974.
Born in Lincoln, Rhode Island on October 20, 1911, she was a daughter of the late Oscar A. and Delia (Couture) Champagne.
She was a 1929 graduate of the former Pawtucket High School.
A resident of Pawtucket, Rhode Island for many years, she moved to North Attleboro in 1955 and resided in the community until moving to the City of Attleboro in 2008.
Mrs. LaPerche was employed as a shipping clerk for 27 years for McGill Box Company in Plainville until her retirement in 1984. Previously, she had been employed as a production control supervisor for the former Coats & Clark Company in Central Falls, Rhode Island for 11 years.
She was a woman of strong faith and was a communicant of St. Mark Roman Catholic Church, Attleboro Falls.
Mrs. LaPerche was a volunteer for Sturdy Memorial Foundation, Inc. since September 2002 and acquired 2,091 hours of dedicated, volunteer service.
She treasured the times spent with her dear friends at the North Attleboro Council on Aging, the Plainville Council on Aging, the Hockomock Area Y.M.C.A. Live Y'ers.
Times spent bowling were most enjoyed including winning the Wii bowling competition recently at Christopher Heights.
She leaves a sister-in-law: Alice Champagne of Pawtucket, Rhode Island and numerous generations of nieces and nephews and their families including her caregivers: Patricia M. (LaPerche) Healey and her husband, Robert J. Healey, Sr., of Attleboro Falls.
She was the sister of the late Martha Hordern, Gerald Champagne, Daniel Champagne and Leo Champagne.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend visitation on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM in the "Memorial Chapel" of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home - the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, mile on left), Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.
Family and friends are invited attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 10:00 AM at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church, Stanley Street, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro with the Rev. Thomas Frechette, officiating.
There will be no funeral cortege from the funeral home prior to the commencement of the funeral Mass. All attendees are invited to go directly to church.
Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery, Daggett Avenue, Pawtucket, Rhode Island with committal prayers being offered in the cemetery chapel.
Following cemetery services an invitation will be extended to join the family for a time of continued fellowship and refreshments at a location to be announced.
Please do not send flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dyer-Lake Charitable Foundation, Inc., 161 Commonwealth Avenue, North Attleboro, MA 02760 to be forwarded to the Resident Activities Fund at Christopher Heights or to the Community VNA. Please reference to which account donations should be directed.
For additional information or to send the family a written expression of sympathy, please visit an online guest book located on the internet at
Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, and North Attleboro. (508) 695-0200.
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