Obituary of Josephine Blanchard
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BLANCHARD, Josephine L.
Of Derby, NY. Raised in Buffalo, Josephine married her husband Tom in 1955. During their 61 years together, they raised 3 children of their own. They also became known as Ma and Pa Blanchard, with Josephine freely dispensing love and guidance to many teens in the late 1960’s and 70’s. Family & friends of all ages who have benefitted from her love, humor, advice and compassion usually received it along with a cup of her own special blend of great coffee and wonderful food. She was “adopting” people into her family until her passing on August 3, 2022 at the age of 84. She is Wife of the late Thomas D. Blanchard; dearest mother of Jean (Victor Jr.)Blanchard-Doino, Thomas (Eve) Blanchard and Dean Blanchard; sister of Petrina (Peter Ueberschaer) Vento; grandmother of Victor A. (Ashley) Doino III and Dr. Alexandria (Brandon) Blanchard-Johnson; great grandmother of Dominic, Levi and Mila Doino and Severin and Vincenza Johnson. Also survived by Cousin Michael Pugliesi and many family members of the heart. Services will be held in the Autumn. Memorials may be made in Jospehines name to Hospice Buffalo, or Cancer Research. Arrangements by ADDISON FUNERAL HOME INC., Angola, NY
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