Blanche C. (Cotnoir) Fraser

Born: Tue., Apr. 3, 1928
Died: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017


9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Thu., Nov. 02, 2017
Location: Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Thu., Nov. 02, 2017
Location: St. Mary's Church

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Jewett City – Blanche (Cotnoir) Fraser, 89, formerly of Jewett City, passed away on Sunday Oct. 29, 2017 at the Colonial Rehabilitation Center in Plainfield, CT.  She was born on Apr. 3, 1928, a daughter to the late Blanche (Jodoin) and Gerard Cotnoir.  She was married to John Fraser.  He predeceased her.
Blanche was extremely active within her community and was the first Director of the Griswold Senior Citizen Center, retiring in 1993..  She was active in Women’s Rights.  She believed strongly is conservation and the environment and loved her Boston Red Sox.
She is survived by two daughters Sandra Patti and Janice Ibbison, a sister Irene Hyde of Ohio, five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her son James Ibbison and her brother Gerard Cotnoir. A calling hour will be held on Thursday Nov 2, 2017 from 9:30AM- 10:30AM.  A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11:00AM at St. Mary’s Church in Jewett City followed by an interment within the Maplewood Cemetery in Norwich, CT.   For online condolences please go to  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Friends of the Slater Library, Main St, Jewett City, CT 06351.

Charitable donations may be made in Blanche's memory to the following organization:

Slater Library
Main Street Jewett City, CT 06351

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Mary Ellen Gladue
   Posted Wed November 01, 2017
I know Blanch will be greatly missed.She had a great sense of humor and I always enjoyed chatting with her when she was up to it. She knows that I will be at Maplewood for all seasons to decorate and was glad that I did and will continue to do so. I am Mary Fraser's daughter and Joe Fraser's stepdaughter.Please accept my most sincere sympathy.

russell fishkin
   Posted Fri November 03, 2017
We express our heartfelt condolences to Sandy and Janice. I remember meeting your mom at the house on Bailey Pond many years ago. Russ and Winnie Fishkin

Brent and Shirley Barton
   Posted Sat November 04, 2017
Coast-to-coast, Blanche was the very best neighbor that we have ever had. If you ever needed help with anything, Blanche was always there; ready, willing and able to help you.

She loved animals and always worked to protect them; as well as her neighbors.

We have many fond memories of her and Bailey Pond.

Our sincere condolences to all who loved her, as we did.

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