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Shirley W. Blanchard, 88

February 27, 2014

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Shirley Winifred Blanchard, 88, of 175 Franklin St. died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at North Adams Commons.

Born in Greenfield on Sept. 25, 1925, a daughter of George Washington and Winifred Sears Buckman, she attended schools in Montague City and graduated from Turners Falls High School with the class of 1943.

Mrs. Blanchard was employed in 1962 by the former Sprague Electric Co. a an accounts payable clerk in the cost and accounts payable department, retiring 1986. She was first employed with the W.N. Potter Grain Co. in Greenfield as a bookkeeper and also as a bookkeeper at the former Mohawk Chief Market until 1952.

She was a member of First Congregational Church, the Sprague Retirees Club, the North Adams and Clarksburg senior centers, and the Stamford, Vt., seniors club.

Her husband, Bernard George Blanchard, whom she married Oct. 18, 1947, in St. Ann's Church in Turners Falls, died Feb. 9, 2006.

She leaves a daughter, Bonnie-Lee Gower and her husband, David, of Manchester, N.H.; a grandson, Shawn David Gower of Littleton, Colo.; two nephews, Gene Beaubien and his wife, Dorri, and Alexis Beaubien, and two grandnephews, Gene Beaubien Jr. and Christopher Beaubien.

A son and daughter died in infancy, Keith George Blanchard in 1950 and Lynne Marie Blanchard, 1954, and her sister, Madeline Beaubien, in 1973.

FUNERAL NOTICE — Funeral services for Mrs. Blanchard will take place Saturday, March 1, at 11 from Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, Central Chapels, 74 Marshall St., North Adams. Burial will follow in the family plot in Southview Cemetery, North Adams.

A calling hour will be held Saturday from 10 to 11 at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested for the North Adams Commons Activities Fund or to the North Adams Ambulance Service through the funeral home.


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