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Blanche E. Lupino (1919 - 2012)

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Lupino, Blanche E.

Blanche E. Lupino, 93, of Hurley, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau.

The former Blanche Lentine was born March 20, 1919, in Waukegan, Ill., daughter of the late Joseph and Pauline (Stallone) Lentine, and attended Glenflora School and Waukegan High School.

She married Joe Lupino on Sept. 16, 1939, at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Waukegan. They then lived in Ironwood, Mich., before moving to Hurley in 1952. Joe preceded Blanche in death on July 8, 1996.

Blanche was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Hurley and sang in the church choir for more than 10 years. She was also a 17-year volunteer at the Iron County Senior Center in Hurley and was a major Biscotti maker. A wonderful mom, grandma and great-grandma, Blanche will be deeply missed.

Surviving are a son, John (Camille) Lupino, Ironwood, Mich.; daughter, Pauline (Dr. Ken) Day, Wausau; three grandchildren, Anthony Lupino (Erica Tauer), Ironwood, Marissa (Greg) Carter, Havre de Grace, Md., and Gina (Kevin) Cornell, Wausau; two great-grandchildren, Isabella Cornell and Matthew Lupino; sister, Antonette Gamberalle, Waukegan; sister-in-law, Franca Lupino, Hurley; numerous nieces and nephews; and longtime companion and very special friend, John Cattelino of Hurley.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Joseph, in 1949; two brothers, Dominic and John Lentine; and two sisters, Josephine Zupec and Elizabeth Gont.

Per Blanche's wishes, cremation has taken place.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Hurley, with the Rev. Frank Kordek OFM, celebrant. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of the Mass Wednesday.

Rite of Committal and interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hurley, in the spring.

Condolences may be given to Blanche's family online at mckevittpatrickfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are entrusted to McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Ironwood.

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Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on Dec. 9, 2012
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