Keith L. Blanchard, 60

 

Keith Blanchard

Keith Blanchard

RAYMOND — Keith L. Blanchard, 60, died unexpectedly, Wednesday Jan. 27, 2016.

He was born on Jan. 10, 1956 in Lubec, the son of Harold “Doc” and Rita (Carney) Blanchard.

Keith grew up in Greenville and was a 1974 graduate of Greenville High School. He was a graduate of the Gulf Oil Program of Southern Maine Vocational Technical Institute, and enjoyed a career as a merchant marine, retiring as a chief engineer after 30 plus years.

Hunting and fishing were great passions in Keith’s life. He was a licensed Maine Guide and proprietor of the Reel Maine Guide Service, as well as a three-time champion of the Best Ice House Competition of Sebago Lake. Keith was also the owner of Reel Maine Properties. He enjoyed driving his BMW, spending time with his granddaughter Bailey, and loved his Labrador retrievers, Haley and Abbey. Keith will always be remembered for his dry sense of humor, sensitive and sentimental personality, and as a man that would do anything for anyone.

Keith is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Diane (Turco) Blanchard; daughters, Amber Blanchard of Gorham, Ashley Blanchard of Raymond and Arielle Blanchard of Raymond; a grandchild; siblings, Sharon Blanchard-Kimball of Pittsfield, Patricia Glidden of Palermo, Harold Blanchard of Greenville, David Blanchard of Raymond and Kimberly Bengtson of Millbury, Mass.; 14 nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours were held Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham, where a funeral service will be held Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 at 11 a.m. Following the service, a reception will be held at the Windham Veterans Center, 35 Veterans Memorial Drive, Windham. Burial will be private.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com

Those wishing to remember Keith may make donations in his name to the: Friends of the Maine Wildlife Park, PO Box 1231, Gray, ME 04039.

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