Blanche's Story

BRUNSWICK - Surrounded by her family, Blanche Cyr Jalbert, 96, died peacefully on October 2nd, 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 5 daughters, Maxine B. Jalbert and son-in-law Larry Durham of Morrow, Georgia, Phyllis A. Jalbert of Freeport, Maine, Susan M. Jalbert of Boulder, Colorado, Patti M. Jalbert and son-in law Alan Casavant of Biddeford, Maine, and Bonnie C. Jalbert and son-in-law Daniel Jalbert of St. John, Maine and a sister Cora Jones of South Venice, Florida, 8 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, Danielle Slocum and partner Jacob Dimick and Caleb Slocum. 3 great-grand children, 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 next summer at St. Louis Parish in Fort Kent.

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, UMA, 46 University Drive, Augusta, Maine 04330.

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