|Birth: ||Jan. 11, 1921|
Greater London, England
|Death: ||Aug. 25, 2007|
New York, USA
Published in The Evening Sun August 27,2007
SMYRNA, Florence Frances Blanchard, formerly of Beaver Meadow Road, currently a resident of Grace Manor in Sherburne, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007 at Community Memorial Hospital, Hamilton.
Born in Islington, London, England, she was a daughter of John W. and Florence Hillyer Howell. Fran spent three years as a WAAF in the RAF during World War II. She met her husband, Stewart Blanchard, when they were stationed in Kent, England where she was a wireless operator and he was in air-sea rescue. They were married in the Christ Church of Highbury, London, England on November 10, 1945. Fran arrived in the United States on the Queen Mary on Easter Sunday in 1946. Stewart predeceased her on Jan. 14, 1997. Fran worked in food service for over 15 years in the Sherburne-Earlville Central School District until her retirement.
Fran was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Smyrna; the Smyrna Fire Department Auxiliary; and was a Republican committee member who worked on the election board for many years.
She was predeceased by a brother, Frederick Howell; a granddaughter, Julie L. Blanchard and three great-grandchildren, Anthony, Shaylee and Shianna Blanchard.
Burial in the Taylor Rural Cemetery, Taylor.
Stewart F. Blanchard (1921 - 1997)
New York, USA
Created by: Tink
Record added: May 03, 2010
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