Marilyn Joyce Blanchette, 78, a 30-year resident of Allenton, passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Windsor, Ontario on May 23, 1942, the daughter of Bud and Kathleen (Robinson) Coxon. Marilyn married her beloved husband, Albert Blanchette, on September 19, 1959 at Our Lady of the Assumption in Windsor. She has been an active member of St. John Catholic Church in Allenton since the ’60s and an avid reader. She was hired as a Vice President at Technical Services Incorporated in Madison Heights. She and her husband moved to Allenton to retire, from Royal Oak. Marilyn was very active; enjoying walking, swimming and spending time in nature. She and her husband loved their snowbird time in Davenport, FL the last 30 years. She enjoyed cooking, spending time with her family; and shall be missed by many.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Albert; loving children, Romeo (Tori) Blanchette of Shelby Twp., Michaelle (Michael) Batory of Troy, Martin Blanchette of Florida and Armand (Valerie) Blanchette of Rochester Hills; grandchildren, Falisadee (Jason) Torr of Clinton Twp., Jimmy Partridge of Clawson, Romeo Blanchette, II of Jacksonville, FL, Deneen (Matthew) Ekness of Troy, Colin Partridge of Clawson, Tristan (Lauren) Blanchette of Grosse Pointe, Kathleen Blanchette of Altamonte Springs, FL, Mandy Blanchette of Rochester, Abbey Blanchette of Rochester Hills, Brooke Blanchette of Lexington, KY, Lydia Maggi of Royal Oak; and great-grandchildren Kamden, Caleb and Karlisle. Also surviving, her brother, Bill (MaryLou) Coxon of Colchester, Ontario.
A memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from 4-8 p.m. at Muir Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, 2650 South VanDyke, Imlay City, MI 48444.
The funeral Mass will be said on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 872 Capac Road, Allenton, MI 48002.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Marilyn’s name to Cardinal Hospice, 1097 S. Lapeer, Oxford, MI 48371. Share your memories on Marilyn’s guestbook at www.muirfh.com