Blanche's Story

Surrounded by her family, Blanche Cyr Jalbert, 96, died peacefully on October 2, 2015, at Mid-Coast Hospital.

She was born in Fort Kent on March 11, 1919, the daughter of F. Joseph Cyr and Alma (Dugal) Cyr, one of 11 children.

She is survived by five daughters, Maxine B. Jalbert and son-in-law Larry Durham of Morrow, Ga., Phyllis A. Jalbert of Freeport, Susan M. Jalbert of Boulder, Colo., Patti M. Jalbert and son-in-law, Alan Casavant of Biddeford, and Bonnie C. Jalbert and son-in-law Daniel Jalbert of St. John, and a sister Cora Jones of South Venice, Fla., eight grandchildren, Chandra Jalbert Oppenheim, Andrea J. O'Neill and husband Kevin O'Neill, Ashley Joler and partner Crystin Ford, Ian Sawyer and wife Megan, Erin Sawyer, Travis Slocum, Daniell Slocum and partner Jacob Dimick, and Caleb Slocum; three great-grandchildren, Issa Oppenheim-Pressman, Brixton O'Neill and Collins O'Neill; and many devoted nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Willard (Sunshine) Jalbert Jr., her son Willard (Billy) Jalbert III; and her grandson Steve Clark.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Louis Catholic Church, 26 East Main Street, Fort Kent on Saturday, August 6, at 11 am. Interment will be at St. Louis Cemetery, on East Maine Street, and will be followed by a reception to celebrate Blanche's life, at the Fort Kent Outdoor Center, 33 Paradis Circle.

Contributions in her memory can be made to: Cyr Family Scholarship UMFK 23 University Drive Fort Kent, Maine 04743 or Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine Michael Klahr Center 46 University Drive Augusta, Maine 04330
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