Ronald Gene Blanchard

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“PatsyMy deepest sympathy for the passing of Ronnie. I have good memories of our (Patsy) friendship thru our teenage years. Our days at the beach...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Jo Rivers - Slidelll, LA

“Ronnie, In his own way, was funny, I loved his dry humor. His sister, Patsy and I have been friends for 50 years and we would visit Ronnie in...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Linda Babineaux - Friend

“I worked with Ronnie many years in Kenner. We went shrimping and fishing a few times. He was a good guy to work with and go to coffee with, something...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Russell Millet - Bush, LA

“I was a coworker of Ronnie's,we worked together for Kippers Communications. We worked side by side for 10 years. Thru heat of our summers,rain storms...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Paul Fife - Metairie, LA

“RIP Brother Blanchard. I remember our times at CWA. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Hazen Hoffpauir

“Ronnie was a straight shooter ,in world of less accuracy . I always enjoyed talking with Ronnie . About boats ,shrimping and yes his beautiful...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Russell Boudreaux - Metairie, LA

“Rest in Peace Ronnie. From the Kippers Communications crew. I still have fond memories of your stories regarding your days at Ma Bell plus all those...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: David Schlaudecker - Metairie, LA

“Dedicated Union Rep. Rest In Peace my Brother. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Mike Fahrenholt - Coworker


Ronald Gene Blanchard, longtime resident of Bucktown, passed away at his home in Independence on Saturday, May 16, 2020, at the age of 85. He was born on March 17, 1935, in Fordoche, Louisiana, the son of the late Wilbur V. Blanchard and Bonita Montet Blanchard. Ronald was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, and a passionate Saints fan.

Ronald is survived by his four daughters, Kelle Robichaux (Ronald Jr.), Susan Collins (Lee), Jeanie Villafranco (Brian Jr.), and Sally Trapani (Jacob); grandchildren, Nicole, Ronald III, Jeremy, Shannon, Brian III, Jacob Jr., and Jordan; a host of great grandchildren; sister, Patricia Powell (aka FPOS); and niece, Angel Lavigne.

In addition to his parents, Ronald was preceded in death by his wife, Julie Hessen Blanchard, and grandson, Michael.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at Home Instead Senior Care and Bridgeway Hospice for their compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that everyone say a prayer for Ronald and his family.

An on-line guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.com.