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Danforth Blanchard

1920 - 2015 CLARKSBURG Danforth Henry "Red" Blanchard, 94 of Venice, FL and a former longtime resident of Clarksburg, MA died Monday May 25, 2015 at Berkshire Medical Center. He was born in North Adams, MA on July 19, 1920, son of Danforth V. and Doretta (Brown) Blanchard. He attended North Adams schools. Red was a veteran of World War II and served in the US Army with the 84th Infantry Division "Rail Splitters". He was employed by the Hunter Machine Co. for over 30 years until his retirement in 1982. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of North Adams. Red enjoyed golfing, fishing and the activities at his park in Florida. He also enjoyed woodworking. In his younger years, he assisted his family in many home-building projects. His wife was Mildred "Millie" (Clark) Blanchard who died on April 29, 2007. They were married on July 20, 1940. Survivors include his daughter, Connie M. Lincoln and her husband, Bob of Clarksburg, MA; and two granddaughters including Robbin Simonetti and her husband, Mark; and Tammy Meranti and her husband, Stephen, all of Clarksburg. He also leaves three great grandchildren including Sara Bernard, Mitchell Meranti, and Matthew Meranti; one brother, Lyle Blanchard of North Adams; and nieces and nephews. Three sisters and one brother are deceased including Doris Gaudette, Muriel Goodrich, Charlotte Blanchard, and Ralph Blanchard. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Red Blanchard will be Saturday May 30, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of North Adams. Burial will follow in Clarksburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Church on Saturday morning from 10 to 11 am. Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church in care of FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPELS, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA 01247. To send a card or a message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 27, 2015
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