M.J. Loretta Blake

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BENNINGTON - Marie Jeanette Loretta Blake, 77, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at River's Edge Community Care Home in Bennington.

She was born Nov. 20, 1936, the daughter of Joseph Euclid and Aurore (Chale) Godin.

She received her education in local schools, and graduated from Bennington High School.

She married Donald E. Blake, April 27, 1958, at St. Francis de Sales Church in Bennington. He died Sept. 26, 1998.

She was employed by the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center for 22 years, as manager of the laundry department.

She enjoyed helping others, drinking coffee, playing cards, dice and scratch-off tickets.

Survivors include a son, Scott Weber of Pownal; a grandson; a step-grandson; a sister, Bertha Jones of Florida; foster children: Katrina Driscoll, Wayne Porier, and Andy Veach; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Ruth Latulip and Marguerite "Peggy" Cornell; and a brother, Noal Godin.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington.There are no calling hours scheduled.

Memorial contributions can be made to the River's Edge Community Care Home, through Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Rutland Herald on Feb. 19, 2014
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