She was born in Lowell on August 6, 1922 and was the daughter of the late Joseph L. and the late Anne (Charest) Proulx. She attended Lowell Trade School.
Although Blanche spent most of her life tending to the needs of her home and family, she began working outdoors at an early age as a Mill Girl at Lowell. She then worked at Sanders and eventually retired from Compugraphic in Wilmington.
She was an active member of St. Francis Church for many years and was known to make christening bibs for many babies. She was a member of the Legion of Mary and gave communion to those confined to the house, while bringing them handmade rosaries. She was also a longtime follower of the Nocturnal Adoration Society on the first Friday of the month.
Blanche was a tall and beautiful seamstress, known for making hundreds of garments and quilts for family, friends and the community.
She was predeceased by her daughter Marie DiMare, who died in 2015, two stepdaughters, Jeannette Jussaume and Carol Jussaume, one grandson, three great-grandchildren, four sisters and seven brothers.
She is survived by two daughters, Janet Gaunt and her husband Bernard of Dracut and Suzanne Kuszek and her husband Michael of Tewksbury; four sons, Henry Jussaume and his wife Laurette of Bradford, NH, Roland Jussaume of Lowell, Donald Jussaume of Dracut, and Armand Jussaume and his wife Betty of Dracut; one brother, Robert Proulx of Dracut; thirteen grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the celebration of Blanche’s life at the MCKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME, 327 Hildreth Street, Lowell on Thursday, February 10 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. His funeral will be celebrated on Friday, February 11 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Church in Dracut. Face masks are mandatory at the church. Spring burial at Richardson Cemetery in Dracut. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Blanche’s memory to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Francis Church Conference, 115 Wheeler Rd, Dracut, MA 01826. For condolences or directions, please visit www.mckennaouellette.com.
Published by Lowell Sun on February 6, 2022.