Jesse “J.C.” C. Blanchette Sr. age 80 of Marianna passed away at his home on Monday, February 13, 2017. J.C. resided in Palm Beach County until moving to Marianna in 1992. He attended Damascus Free Will Baptist Church. J.C. proudly served his country in the United States Navy.
J.C. was preceded in death by his infant daughter Debra Jane; his parents, Matt and Gertrude Blanchette; sister, Phyllis and brother Jerry. He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-nine years, Mary Jane; son Bo (Tammy) of Marianna, daughter Cindi Romano (Luigi) of Royal Palm Beach, Fl., son, Steve (Shelly) of Marianna; five grandchildren, Ashley (Shaun), Heather, Courtney (Ian), Logan (Tiffany), Stevie (Sydney) and five great-grandchildren. J.C. is also survived by three sisters, Darlene Wadlington, Birdie Tomlin, and Judy (Ed) Donohoe; one brother, William Blanchette (Barbara) and a host of loving family members including brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services for J.C. will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 in the Damascus Free Will Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Ezra P. Caynor officiating. Interment will follow in church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, February 17, 2017 in the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online at www.mariannachapelfh.com