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Frances Jean Blanchette Pittman

Frances Jean Blanchette Pittman
  • March 24, 1949 - February 17, 2021
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“Donn: So sorry about Fran's passing. We had good times together with the two of you, Sara and I, and the Coulters. Many times, going out to eat and...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Roger Merritt - Columbus, OH

“I am so sorry. May the concern and support of friends as well as cherished memories help sustain you at this time. When it was my turn a friend sent...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Jean Butler - Coworker

“Donn. I'm so sorry for your loss. You were one of my trainers back in the 1980's at BDD and although we probably drove you crazy, it sounds like you...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Debbie Hertenstein (Marks) - OH

“Donn,I am so very sorry for your loss. I don't know if I can put into words how much Fran's loss has impacted me and so many others who knew her. ...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Dena Hallman - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Donn,I just don't know how to express what a tragic loss Fran's passing has made to mine and so many other's lives. Fran's sharp whit and sense of...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Dena Hallman - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Dear Donn,The Yocca family is so sorry to hear of Fran's passing. We have so many wonderful memories of both of you. We will always remember Fran's...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Susan Yocca Donohue - Columbus, OH

“I remember when Fran and I were on the Veterans Committee with DAR and made some nursing home visits together!! Sorry for your loss!! ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Rita Wilkie - Wadmalaw Island, SC

8 of 17 | Posted by: LAQUITA PARSONS - COLUMBUS, OH

Fran with Asa, Lauren and Morgan and Memories of our last visit for the twin's graduation “Donn, We all miss Auntie Fran so much and will always treasure our memories of visits to Columbus and Mt. Pleasant over the years. We were looking...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Carrie Blackmar - Putnam, CT

“Donn, I believe I met you once but then only kept track of Cousin Fran through my sister, Ann. It was so wonderful that she lFran was up for a visit...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Maria Miller

“Donn, I am so sorry for your loss. We will all miss her. She was always the strong one, the one we could count on. Dear friend, you will be missed. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Louise Prim

“Donn,I am so sorry to hear of Fran's passing. Hearing her voice on your answering machine brought me to tears. Please accept our deepest condolences. ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Jerry Casto - Boise, ID - Friend

“Donn: Please know that I am truly saddened about the passing of Fran. Your dear wife was such a kind and gracious person, always ...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Robert Allen Young - SC - Friend

“The world will be a sadder place without Fran and her wit and sense of humor. Always such a joy to be around her. Donn, we are thinking of you and...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Bill and Margaret Braun - OH

“I have had the pleasure of working for Fran and Don for 2 years.Fran was such a beautiful lady I'm going to miss her so much and our wonderful chats....Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Robin Mccarty - Summerville, SC

“Deepest condolences Donn for your great loss. May God give you strength. ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Julia Snyder - Kansas City, MO

“Dear Donn, although we never had the opportunity to meet Fran, we know she was wonderful to our son Joel. We are so grateful for that, and we know he...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Hal and Vicki Swaney - Potomac, MD

Frances Jean (Blanchette) Pittman was born March 24, 1949 in Putnam, Connecticut to Larry and Aline (Johnson) Blanchette, who preceded her in death. Fran attended Putnam High School, transferring to Killingly High her senior year. She enjoyed coming north to attend reunions and catch up with friends from both schools. Fran married Donald "Donn" Pittman on February 14, 1969. She and Donn celebrated 52 years of marriage this past Valentine's Day. They lived in Columbus, Ohio for many years before finally settling in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Fran always enjoyed hosting her northern family from Ohio and Connecticut. She was happy to give her visitors tours of Charleston, walk the beach at Isle of Palms, or picnic in the park under the Ravenel Bridge. Her many nieces and nephews adored her and loved the creative ways she found to make them feel special.

Fran had many hobbies, including selling swap meet treasures on EBay and working on the family genealogy. She was a member of the DAR and had traced her maternal side back to the Mayflower. She was working on the Blanchette side as well. She loved connecting with relatives to share old family photographs.

While Fran will be missed by all, she will truly be missed by her best friend and partner, Donn. In Donn's words; he was so fortunate to have her in his life. We have all lost one of the most caring, kind, and devoted people. Fran is irreplaceable.

Her memorial service will be held Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 3:00 pm at J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. A second service, a celebration of life, will be held at a later date.

Fran is survived by her husband, Donn; her greatest (and only) sister, Anne Milliard (Jim); nieces, Carrie Blackmar (Richard) and Catherine Bazinet (Rob); great nieces, Morgan and Lauren Blackmar; great niece and nephew, Iris and Asa Bazinet; and so many more cousins and nieces and nephews, all of whom she truly loved.

In lieu of flowers, Fran would want to be remembered with donations made to any local food bank.

A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at

Upcoming Funeral Services

Sunday, March 07
3:00 PM    3907531 3999184 20210307T150000

J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel

1494 Mathis Ferry Road Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 881-9293

Sunday, March 07
2:00 PM    3907532 3999185 20210307T140000

J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel

1494 Mathis Ferry Road Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 881-9293