RIPTON, Vt./BRADENTON, Fla. — James E. Blanchette, born May 15, 1934, in Winsted, Conn., died at his home in Bradenton, Fla., on July 16, 2013. He was the son of William Blanchette Sr. and Pauline Roy.
He owned and operated The Barn Antiques and Collectibles business in East Middlebury for many years. He was a world traveler, a dealer in antiquities and a manager of two motels in Connecticut.
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