Captain Robert "Ned" Blanchard

Captain Robert "Ned" Blanchard, a native of Southern Plaquemines Parish, passed away on March 12, 2014 at the age of 46. He is survived by his wife, Sibyl Blanchard, and their two canine companions, Cocoa and Gizmo; his children, Christopher Blanchard (Cerissa), Andrew Blanchard, and Kelsey Gibson; his step-children, Hope Bartholomew Gregoire (wife, Paula) and Eddie Bartholomew; his grandchild, Lyric; his step-grandchildren, Taylor, Rose, Jordan, Samantha, Jasmine, Mia, Aimee, and Emily; and two step-grandchildren. He is survived by his mother, Caroline Blanchard, six sisters and four brothers; his brother-in-laws, Kirk Barthelemy and Victor Barthelemy (Irene); his sister-in-laws, Betty Comardelle (Donald), and Vivian Denesse (Eugene) and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Moise Jr. Robert "Ned" loved to hunt and fish, it was his passion. If Robert wasn't driving a boat, he was off to catch wild game. Many nights and weekends, "Ned" was off with his best friend Matthew "Corn" to catch the prey of the night or any wild game lurking in the river. He was a survivor of the land, if he caught it, he brought it home, cooked it, and ate it. He was a father and friend to many. Respecting his request, Robert Paul Blanchard will be cremated and his ashes spread along his favorite waterways. To view and sign the online guestbook, please visit

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