RIPTON - Blanche G. Walker, 91, of Ripton, died Monday morning, April 21, 2014, at Our House in Rutland.
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Blanche was born in Nashua, NH, on Jan. 28, 1923. She was the daughter of John and Victoria (Ouellette) LaQuerre. Blanche grew up in Nashua, and graduated from Nashua High School. She worked in local factories, and following the end of World War II in 1947 married James H. Walker, also of Nashua. They resided in Nashua until 1961, then moved their family to Bristol, RI, where they lived for more than 40 years.
Blanche moved to Ripton, Vt., in 2009 to make her home with her daughter Liz.
Blanche was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved spending time with her family. She doted on and cared for her grandchildren with pride. Over the years, Blanche enjoyed painting, sewing, traveling and walking in Colt State Park in Bristol.
Blanche loved to read and play Scrabble and was affectionately known as the Scrabble Queen by family and friends. She was a truly generous and caring person who will be fondly remembered and greatly missed.
Blanche is survived by daughter Pamela Strecker and her husband, Wayne, of Gulfport, Miss.; daughter Elizabeth Walker and her husband, Charles Billings, of Ripton, Vt., and their son Nathan; daughter Susan Walker and her husband, Forest Golden, of Portsmouth, RI; Susan's sons Derek and Christopher Mancieri; Chris's wife, Patricia, and daughter, Gabriella; and son William Walker and his wife, Loretta, of Franklin, NH, and their children Forrest, Stephen, William, Benjamin, Thomas, Christa, Gabriel and David; one brother, Raymond LaQuerre, and his wife, Sylvia, of Hudson, NH; two sisters, Janet Soucy of Nashua, NH, and Janice Lenz and her husband, Robert, of Nashua, NH, and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband James, sisters Julie, Cecile and Teresa, and brothers Robert, Paul and Jerry. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 28, 2014, at Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashua, NH, next to her husband. Officiating will be the Rev. Marcos Gonzalez-Torres, pastor of St. Louis de Gonzague Church in Nashua, NH.
There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland. Memorial gifts may be made to the
, Homeward Bound, Addison County Humane Society at 236 Boardman St., Middlebury, VT 05753; or Elderly Services, 112 Exchange St. Middlebury, VT 05753.
Clifford Funeral Home
2 Washington St Rutland, VT 05701
Published in Rutland Herald on Apr. 24, 2014