Eugene “Gene” Blanc, 70, of Walpole, passed away on Sept. 27 in Portland from complications related to heart disease.
Gene was born June 26, 1946 in Demarest, N.J. He spent much of his career in public service, first as a police officer in Damariscotta, then as a Deputy Sheriff for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. He also served as an Assistant Chief for the South Bristol Fire Department and an EMT for Central Lincoln County Ambulance Service. Prior to retirement, he worked for many years at Colby & Gale delivering oil.
Gene loved spending time with his family. He would take many road trips, camping trips, and short hikes (that often turned into much longer ones…).
Gene’s hobby was model railroading. In his later years he fulfilled his dream of building a large model railroad that he loved to share with friends and especially his grandchildren. He was most proud when watching them operate it.
Gene is predeceased by his parents, Oscar and Elise Blanc; and beloved basset hound, Scully.
Gene leaves behind his loving wife of 46 years, Martha; sons, Steven Blanc and wife Holly, Richard Blanc and wife Rita, Jeffery Blanc and fiancée Samantha Dobson, and Robert Blanc and fiancée Jolene Dinsmore; grandchildren, Corey, Katie, Jenessa, Abraham, Tyler, Jordan, Lila, and Cohen; and dog, Chelsea.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.