AMHERST - Blanche (Doleva) Orrell passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at the Center for Extended Care at Amherst.
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Born Nov. 3, 1925, in Amherst, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Lecko) Doleva. Blanche was a graduate of Amherst High School and Northampton Commercial College.
She was a longtime member of the Amherst Garden Club and the Hampshire Bird Club. Blanche loved the Red Sox.
She was predeceased by her husband Kenneth H. Orrell in 2005.
She is survived by her five sons, David Orrell and his wife Carol of Shutesbury, Bob Orrell of Sunderland, John Orrell of Florence, Bill Orrell of Hadley, and Steve Orrell of Pelham, as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Blanche wants to thank the friends and staff at the Center for Extended Care at Amherst. You are the best.
Memorial donations may be made to the
Services and burial will be private. There are no calling hours. Obituary and memorial register at www.douglassfuneral.com.
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Douglass Funeral Home
87 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Aug. 19, 2014