Obituary of Blanche E. Abbott

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Blanche E. Abbott, 88 of Ashley Falls died Thursday July 16, 2020 at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington. She was born in Newport VT on June 3, 1932 daughter of Anthony and Mildred (Wells) Hall. Blanche was a graduate of the former Mill River High School class of 1950 and a lifetime member of the National honor Society. Blanche worked as a clerk at Reid’s Cleaners for fifty seven years. She enjoyed knitting, loved her animals and spending time with her family. Blanche’s husband Edward J. Abbott Jr. whom she married on October 18, 1952 in Hartsville predeceased her on February 12, 2019. Blanche is survived by one son, Roger Abbott and wife Sue of Pittsfield, one daughter, Terri Dumont of Ashley Falls, five grandchildren, E.J., Raymond and wife Mary Jo, Mike, J.L. and Katherine, three great grandchildren, Diana, Gabriella and Giovanni and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Blanche was predeceased by her brother, Roger Badger.

In keeping with Blanche’s wishes all services were private. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy in Blanche’s memory may be made to Berkshire Humane Society in care of the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME 33 South St. Great Barrington MA 01230. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.

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