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Blanche Spence Rackliffe


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Blanche Spence Rackliffe Obituary
Blanche Spence Rackliffe

1928 - 2016 Blanche Spence Rackliffe, 87, a resident of Crescent Boulevard, passed away April 19, 2016 at Crescent Manor Nursing Home surrounded by her family. Blanche was born in White Plains, NY on December 7, 1928 the daughter of Garnet and Christine (Hammond) Spence graduating from high school and attended Farmington State College in Maine. In her earlier years, Blanche worked in retail sales for Camelot Village and Shaftsbury Antiques. Blanche enjoyed her home, knitting, floral arrangements and loved to sing. Blanche is survived by her children Sharon Winnicki of Shrewsbury, VT, Brett Rackliffe and Mark Rackliffe and his wife Kimberly both of Fishers, Indiana, grandchildren Haley and Christopher Rackliffe, Jennifer Southard, Lara Herman and Meredith Winnicki, great grandchildren Luke and Hannah Herman and Taylor Tejara. She was preceded in death by her husband Earlon Rackliffe whom she married in Belfast, Maine on July 24, 1948. Mr. Rackliffe passed away January 2, 2006. FUNERAL SERVICE: Funeral services for Blanche will be held Saturday May 7, 2016 at 10am at Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home 213 West Main Street Bennington, VT. Interment will follow in the family lot in Center Shaftsbury Cemetery. There are no visiting hours. If friends desire, memorial gifts in Blanche's memory may be made to the Crescent Manor Activities Fund, c/o Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home P.O. Box 957 Bennington, VT. To send the family personal email condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 23, 2016
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