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“I am very saddened to hear of Dr Blanchard's passing. As one of his patients, I am indebted to him for helping me to heal and feel well again. I...Read More »
1 of 43 | Posted by: Vhari Neale - East Greenwich, RI

“I just want to express my deepest sorrow to the Blanchard family. I pray that the each of you are comforted with peace and love. I also want to...Read More »
2 of 43 | Posted by: April Crider - Cleves, OH

“I was one of Dr. Blanchard's many fortunate patients. He was not only an incredibly compassionate and caring practitioner, he was a brilliant...Read More »
3 of 43 | Posted by: Jennifer Krueckeberg - MA

“I can't express how so very very sorry I was to hear of Dr. Blanchard's passing. I was to meet him this week for my yearly visit. He has been...Read More »
4 of 43 | Posted by: Lisa Hsieh - Medway, MA - friend

“Dear Dr Blanchard' family, Cheryl & Barry, Dr Blanchard was a wonderful Dr & treated me for about 20 years. His care changed my life. I had energy &...Read More »
5 of 43 | Posted by: Mary Vincent - Wakefield, MA

“I was so sorry to hear of Dr. Blanchard's passing. He was a lovely, kind and compassionate person and a terrific doctor. I will forever be grateful...Read More »
6 of 43 | Posted by: carol taylor - hull, MA

“Ken was my little brother of whom I was extremely proud. More so when I read these many comments by those who were helped by his unconventional...Read More »
7 of 43 | Posted by: Fred Blanchard - Brunswick, ME

“I am deeply shocked to learn of Dr. Blanchard's death. I just saw him in February for our regular 6-month review. He was energetic, engaged and...Read More »
8 of 43 | Posted by: Daryl Every - BRAINTREE, MA

“He was a wonderful Dr. and helped me a great deal. We talked about knee replacements and how he like to crew and all sort of exercise. He will be...Read More »
9 of 43 | Posted by: Ronney Traynor - Chestnut Hill, MA

“I am truly sorry to learn of Dr. Blanchard's passing. I believe Dr. Blanchard saved my life more than 30 years ago. He was a wonderful physician,...Read More »
10 of 43 | Posted by: Catherine Hogan - Needham, MA

“He was a wonderful Dr. and helped me a great deal. We talked about knee replacements and how he like to crew and all sort of exercise. He will be...Read More »
11 of 43 | Posted by: Ronney Traynor - Chestnut Hill, MA

“Words can't express how sad I am to learn of Dr. Blanchard's passing. I had just spoken with him on April 11th. I am so grateful I was able...Read More »
12 of 43 | Posted by: Debra Shultz - New york, NY

“I am so very sad to learn of Dr. Blanchard's passing. My sympathies to his family as well as Cheryl and Barry. He was a wonderful and charming man...Read More »
13 of 43 | Posted by: Lou Gaglini - Wayland, MA

“Absolutely devastated by the loss of the best doctor ever. As with so many others on this page, I can honestly say that he made a huge difference in...Read More »
14 of 43 | Posted by: Lyn Abissi - Boston, MA - Friend

“Dear Dr Rita Blanchard, Brian, Scott and Family,We are so saddened by the loss of our dear colleague, Dr. K Blanchard. He was a refreshingly...Read More »
15 of 43 | Posted by: Kathleen ONeil Smith - Newton, MA

“I am so saddened to hear of Dr. Blanchard's passing. I am so grateful for his great knowledge and care for his patients. I truly believe he changed...Read More »
16 of 43 | Posted by: maureen obey - Westwood, MA

“So very sorry for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, brother and to those like myself, extraordinary Doctor.I was fortunate to have Dr...Read More »
17 of 43 | Posted by: Kate O'Connor - Scarborough, ME

“My deepest condolences to the Blanchard family, Cheryl and Barry. I've been a patient for only two years but it was refreshing to meet someone who...Read More »
18 of 43 | Posted by: Christine Seymour - Marlboro, MA

“Dearest Blanchard family, Cheryl and Barry,I am in shock to hear of our beloved Dr. Blanchard's passing. I saw him for my yearly appointment several...Read More »
19 of 43 | Posted by: L. M. - LA, CA

“Dear Cheryl & Barry & All of Dr Blanchards Family,I am so deeply saddened by the news of Dr. Blanchards passing.He truly was a miracle worker and...Read More »
20 of 43 | Posted by: Jennifer Davis - Walpole, MA

“I am heartbroken to hear of Dr. Blanchard's passing and my deepest condolences go out to his family, as well as his friends and patients who loved...Read More »
21 of 43 | Posted by: Anna Berrian - Lynnfield, MA

“My deepest condolences, I met Dr Blanchard 5 months ago, after dealing with hypothyroidism for years and doctor after doctor with the same answers...Read More »
22 of 43 | Posted by: Sharon Berard - Londonderry, NH

“Dear Dr. Blanchard's Family,I am so very sorry for your loss. He was an absolutely charming and wonderful man. He always greated with me "Hello...Read More »
23 of 43 | Posted by: Jayne McCarthy - Boothbay Harbor, ME

“I'm so very sad to hear of Dr. Blanchard's passing. I always tell people that he saved my life. He listened to me when no other doctor would. He made...Read More »
24 of 43 | Posted by: Pamela Collings - Eastham, MA

“I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Blanchard's passing. I was a patient of his for over 20 years, and like so many others I can say that he saved my life....Read More »
25 of 43 | Posted by: Patricia Rackowski - Dorchester, MA

“My condolences to the family. Our lord father promises that very soon he will bring back our loved ones and we will never lose them again. Isaac 25:8 ”
26 of 43 | Posted by: A friend

“I was heartbroken to hear the news. My deepest condolences on the loss of your husband/father/grandfather. I will always have a special place in my...Read More »
27 of 43 | Posted by: Gina Ghioldi

“I was so sorry to hear of the untimely death of Dr. Blanchard. After moving to Georgia, my husband and I would travel back to Massachusetts to meet...Read More »
28 of 43 | Posted by: Linda Wasserman - Decatur, GA

“It was a terrible shock to learn about Br. Blanchard's death; my sympathy to his family and office staff. I had been a patient for some years but...Read More »
29 of 43 | Posted by: Patricia Gross - Framingham, MA

“To the Blanchard family,I am so very sorry to learn of Dr Blanchard's death. He was a wonderful doctor - always ready to listen, creative &...Read More »
30 of 43 | Posted by: Judith Rice - Belmont, MA

“Dear Blanchard Family,Very grieved to hear of our beloved Dr. B's passing. I particularly appreciated his willingness to think out of the box. He...Read More »
31 of 43 | Posted by: Lorraine Magarian - Woburn, MA

“To all the Blanchard Family, Cheryl and Barry:My deepest sympathies to you all on this sad, sad, loss. Dr. Blanchard was one of a kind - a gentle...Read More »
32 of 43 | Posted by: Kathleen Collins - Melrose, MA

“Dear Rita, Brian, Scott and family,I am so filled with sadness to hear of your husband's and father's untimely death. He so often talked of all of...Read More »
33 of 43 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Rita and Family, I was saddened to learn of the loss of Dr. B. He was a pleasure to be and work with when I was working at Dr. O'Brien's...Read More »
34 of 43 | Posted by: Carol Giumetti - needham, MA

“Dear Dr. Blanchard, family and friends, It is with great sadness that I found out about your passing. You were a kind man and I've always enjoyed our...Read More »
35 of 43 | Posted by: Michael Macione - Marlborough, MA

“I was a patient of Dr. Blanchard's. I know how hard he worked to help his patients. I admired his down to earth communication and his love for his...Read More »
36 of 43 | Posted by: Cherlyn Flanagan - Milford, MA

“My condolences to the bereaved family. May your fond memories help to ease your sorrow. May you lean on Almighty God who gives us hope and comfort. ...Read More »
37 of 43 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Blanchard's passing. As a patient of his, I am saddened at his sudden passing and feel so fortunate to have been under...Read More »
38 of 43 | Posted by: Linda Sullivan - Somers, CT

“I am deeply saddened to hear of Dr Blanchard's passing. He was a caring and brilliant doctor who saved me health wise. He will be missed so much...Read More »
39 of 43 | Posted by: Deirdre Waterman - Leominster, MA

“May the family hearts be filled with wonderful memories of a joyful life the family shared together as the family celebrate a wonderful life well...Read More »
40 of 43 | Posted by: GP

“Dear Rita, Brian, Scott & Families , This was terrible news to read , Ken was a wonderful family man and successful doctor who will be missed. May...Read More »
41 of 43 | Posted by: Cheryl & Warren Ross - Newton

“The sudden passing of Dr. Blanchard has left me stunned. A patient of his since 2003, I greatly admired how he individualized a treatment plan for...Read More »
42 of 43 | Posted by: Mary Ellen Geary - Milton, MA

“Our entire family is devastated at the passing of Kenneth Blanchard. He has been treating each of us personally, starting 14 years ago, and we got to...Read More »
43 of 43 | Posted by: A friend


Dr. Kenneth Blanchard, of Newton, April 15, 2017. He is survived by his wife Dr. Rita (Campbell) Blanchard, two sons, Brian Blanchard and Scott Blanchard, three grandchildren Grace, Rose and Cole Blanchard and his brother Fred Blanchard.
Born in Perth Amboy New Jersey, he was the son of Fred and Edith Blanchard. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a PhD from Princeton University and after a brief teaching stint at Vassar College where he married his wife of over 50 years, Dr. Rita (Campbell)Blanchard, he then entered medical school. Both Rita and Ken graduated from Cornell Medical College with doctorates in medicine. Ken then interned at New York Hospital followed by a fellowship in endocrinology in Boston. After completing his Fellowship, he entered private practice in Newton Massachusetts. At the time of his death, he was still seeing patients and had earned a worldwide reputation for his success in treating those with thyroid disease and had authored two books on his methods of treatment. A Memorial Service will be held in the Newton Cemetery Chapel, 791 Walnut St, Newton, on Saturday, April 22nd at 2:30. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity in Ken's memory