US Marine Corps


Nicholas Alan Blanchette

March 5, 2019

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, Nicholas Alan Blanchette, loving son and brother, passed away at the age of 24.

Nick was born on July 26, 1994 in Nederland, Texas. He entered the Marine Corps in 2012 and had plans of attaining an accounting degree.

Nick is fondly remembered for his dry wit and larger-than-life personality. He had a gift for making people laugh, and he drew them in with his life-of-the-party personality and his own infectious laugh, Nick had a gentle spirit and the biggest heart. Though he rarely asked for help but, he would do anything for anyone, especially for those closest to him. He had a soft spot for kids, and they loved him equally in return. It wasn’t uncommon to find him playing, even dancing, with his niece and nephew at family events. A true individual, Nick marched to his own beat. His interests were vast and included wrestling and Jiu-jitsu, and he was an avid reader. He was a unique blend of fun-loving extrovert and independent drifter, of responsible hard-worker and spontaneous cut-up. Nick was one-of-a-kind, and though some could describe him as having a wandering heart, it was unwavering and steadfast for those he loved most.

Left to honor his memory is his father, Paul Blanchette; mother, Allison Broughton and husband, Bill; brothers, Zachary Blanchette, Mitchell Broughton, Billy Broughton and wife, Shannon; sister, Khrista Munger and husband, Shawn, Brittany Nikole Gibson; grand-parents, Robert Blanchette and wife, Earline, Sandy West and husband, Melton, Barbara Spoonemore and husband, Barry; neice, Olivia Blanchette; nephews, Donovan Blanchette, Troy Broughton, Logan Broughton and many other loving family members and friends.

The family of Nicholas Blanchette welcomes friends to join them for a time of Visitation at Parkway Life Church in Lumberton, TX from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm on Monday, March 11, 2019.

A service honoring the life of Nicholas Alan Blanchette will take place at noon on March 11, 2019 at the Parkway Life Church in Lumberton, TX and will be immediately followed by a burial service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont, TX.


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