Shirley Blanchard

Shirley W. Blanchard

1925-2014 NORTH ADAMS Shirley Winifred (Buckman) Blanchard of 175 Franklin St., died Thursday February 27, 2014 at North Adams Commons. She was born in Greenfield on September 25, 1925, a daughter of the late George Washington Buckman and Winifred (Sears) Buckman. She attended schools in Montague City and graduated from Turners Falls High School with the class of 1943. She was first employed with the W.N. Potter Grain Co. in Greenfield as a bookkeeper and was also employed as a bookkeeper at the former Mohawk Chief Market until 1952. In 1962, she joined the Sprague Electric Co in North Adams as a accounts payable clerk in the cost and accounts payable department retiring 1986. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of North Adams. She was a member of the Sprague Retirees Club, North Adams, Clarksburg Senior Center and the Stamford, Vt. Senior Club. Her husband, Bernard George Blanchard, whom she married October 18, 1947 in St. Ann's Church in Turners Falls. He died February 9, 2006 in North Adams. Survivors include one daughter, Bonnie-Lee Gower and her husband , David, of Manchester, N.H.; one 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. She was predeceased by two children who died in infancy, Keith George Blanchard in 1950 and Lynne Marie Blanchard in 1954; and one sister, Madeline Beaubien who died in 1973. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral Services will take place Saturday March 1, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the FLYNN DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPELS, 74 Marshall St., North Adams, Mass. Calling hours will be Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the family plot in Southview Cemetery, North Adams. Memorial donations are suggested for the North Adams Commons Activities Fund or to the North Adams Ambulance Service through the funeral home. To send flowers, a gift basket, card or message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com


Funeral Home

Flynn & Dagnoli (Central Chapel) - North Adams
74 Marshall Street  North Adams, MA 01247

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Feb. 28, 2014