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Obituary: Blanche Jeannette LaPerche

She was 101 years old and remained active late into her life, including winning a recent win in a Wii bowling tournament.

The following obituary is from Dyler-Lake Funeral Home's website:

Blanche Jeannette (Champagne) LaPerche of Christopher Heights in Attleboro died April 1. She was 101.

Born in Lincoln, R.I. on Oct. 20, 1911, she was a daughter of Oscar A. and Delia (Couture) Champagne. She was a 1929 graduate of the former Pawtucket High School. 

A resident of Pawtucket for many years, she moved to North Attleboro in 1955 and lived there until moving to Attleboro in 2008. 

LaPerche worked as a shipping clerk for 27 years for McGill Box Co. in Plainville until her retirement in 1984. Previously, she had been employed as a production control supervisor for the former Coats & Clark Co. in Central Falls for 11 years. 

She was a woman of strong faith and was a communicant of St. Mark Roman Catholic Church in Attleboro Falls. LaPerche was a volunteer for the Sturdy Memorial Foundation since September 2002 and acquired 2,091 hours of dedicated, volunteer service. She treasured the times spent with her dear friends at the North Attleboro Council on Aging, the Plainville Council on Aging, the Hockomock Area YMCA. Live Y'ers. 

Times spent bowling were most enjoyed, including recently winning the Wii bowling competition at Christopher Heights. 

LaPerche is survived by her sister-in-law Alice Champagne and numerous generations of nieces and nephews and their families, including her caregivers Patricia M. Healey and her husband Robert J. Healey Sr. of Attleboro Falls. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Aurele H. LaPerche; sister Martha Hordern and brothers Gerald Champagne, Daniel Champagne and Leo Champagne. 

A Mass of Christian Burial took place last week at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church in Attleboro Falls. She was buried at Notre Dame Cemetery in Pawtucket.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Dyer-Lake Charitable Foundation, Inc., 161 Commonwealth Ave., North Attleboro, MA 02760 to be forwarded to the Resident Activities Fund at Christopher Heights or to the Community VNA. Please reference to which account donations should be directed. 

For additional information or to send the family a written expression of sympathy, visit the online guest book.

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