Bynum, N.C. — Dan Blanchette, 46, formerly of Lawrence, currently a resident of Bynum N.C., died unexpectedly on November 27, 2012.
Dan was a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and worked there in the Carolina Population Center as a research programmer. He was a member of the Pittsboro Running Club and an active member of the Bynum community.
Dan is predeceased by his father, E F “Buddy” Blanchette and is survived by a large family whom he loved dearly. His mother, Eileen G (Fairburn) Blanchette of Charlotte, N.C.; sister, Frances Farrell and husband, David of Chapel Hill, N.C; brother, Paul Blanchette, wife Katie, their sons, Adam and Brian, of Mint Hill, N.C.; sister, Eileen Coffman, husband, CDR Mark Coffman, USN, their daughters, MaryBeth and Cassidy, and son, Matthew, of Norfolk, Va., his loving girlfriend, Sundae Lewis, her daughter, Taber and son, Brian of Cary, N.C.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 114 South Broadway in Lawrence on December 15, at 11 a.m. followed by a burial service at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in North Andover.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution can be made in Dan’s name to St. Patrick’s Catholic School, 1000 Bolling Ave., Norfolk, VA 23508 at www.stpcs.org, The MACS Educational Fund at www.charlottediocese.org/edu-foundation-macs or Bynum Front Porch at P.O. Box 381, Bynum NC 27228.