MERCEDES "DUDDY" BLANCHARD
She was a lifelong resident of the Greenville-Rockwood area and attended Greenville schools. Duddy loved the outdoors and was an avid sportsman who preferred the rivers, lakes and woods of the Moosehead area. She loved fishing, hunting and trapping and was a member of the "Big Buck Club". She even built canoes with Doc.
Active in local affairs, Duddy was affiliated with a variety of organizations, including the School Board, Union Evangelical Church, Order of the Eastern Star, member of the women's club, coach of the girl's high school basketball team in the early 1960's, and volunteer at the local food cupboard.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harold "Doc" Blanchard in 2005.
She is survived by 3 children, Stephen and Glenna Irvine of Portland, Julia and Larry Lavigne of Greenville, and Sheila and Jonathan Harvell of New Sharon; 3 stepsons, Keith and Diane Blanchard of Raymond, Harold Blanchard of Greenville, and David and Lisa Blanchard of Raymond; 3 step-daughters, Dr. Sharon Blanchard-Kimball of Pittsfield, Patricia and Elden Glidden of S. China, and Kimberly and Gunnar Bengtson of Millbury, MA; special sister-in-law, Sheila McIver of Greenville; grandchildren, James Irvine, Julie and Jessica Genest, Christopher and Scott Lavigne, Stephen George Harvell, Beth Irelend, Bryan McBrierty, Michelle and Jamie Glidden, Amber, Ashley, and Arielle Blanchard, Rachael, and Jessie Blanchard, Chase and Brandon Blanchard, Zachery Karantza, Blake, Austin, and Adam Bengtson; several great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Friday, February 25, 2011, from 5 to 7 PM, at the Union Evangelical Church in Greenville. Funeral services will be held 1 PM, Saturday, February 26th at the Church, with the Rev. Dr. Robert Veon officiating. Spring burial will be in the Greenville Cemetery.
Those who wish may make donations to C.A. Dean Hospital, P.O. Box 1129, Greenville, ME 04441, or to Union Evangelical Church, P.O. Box 368, Greenville, ME 04441.
Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Greenville. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.
Graveside committal services for Mercedes "Duddy" Blanchard, 74, who died February 22, 2011, will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, May 21, 2011 at the Greenville Cemetery, with the Rev. Dr. Robert Veon officiating. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Greenville. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.
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