Frances M. BlakeFebruary 28,2013Frances M. Blake
BENNINGTON — Frances Mears Blake, 83, died Monday, Feb, 25, 2013, at her residence.
She was born in Bennington May 17, 1929, the daughter of Clyde and Florence (Ward) Mears.
She was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Business College.
On Jan. 3, 1949, she married Hiram Blake in Bennington.
Mrs. Blake worked at Bell Laundry and BenMont Paper Co. in earlier years and retired after 25 years at Union Carbide Corp.
She was an avid genealogist, able to trace her ancestry back to 1638. She also enjoyed traveling with the senior citizens group and, when younger, playing the steel guitar.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Marlene Restino of Bennington and Linda Bishop of Manchester; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; four siblings, Clyde of Pownal, Milo, Lois Weaver, both of Bennington, and Lila McCoy of Bare Foot Bay, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at noon Friday, March 1, at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home in Bennington, where friends may call from 11 a.m. prior to the service officiated by Pastor Joel Tibbits.
Burial will follow in White Chapel Cemetery in Bennington.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bennington Rescue Squad or VNA and Hospice of SVHC, in care of Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
For guest book condolences, visit www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1843, British Naval officer GEORGE LORD PAULET obtains provisional cession of Hawaiian Islands; 1866, miners claim Calaveras skull found found in goldmine is remains of 5 million-year-old Pliocene man.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day 1739, 'Richard Palmer' identified in prison at York Castle as the notorious outlaw DICK TURPIN; IN 1836, Battle of the Alamo begins near San Antonio de Bexar, Texas; 1896, the Tootsie Roll invented by LEO HIRSCHFELD.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1472, Orkney, Shetland islands put up as collateral by Norway to Scotland in lieu of dowry for MARGARET OF DENMARK on her marriage with JAMES III, king of Scotland; 1962, JOHN GLENN first American to orbit Earth.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: City mayoral candidates debate campaign issues; Hartford, Conn., woman still missing; Neal Goswami reports attempts to legislate suicide; local woman loses 100 pounds through TOPS program.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1878, JOHN TUNSTALL murdered near Lincoln, New Mexico, by the outlaw JESSE EVANS; in 1930, ELM FARM OLLIE first cow to fly in aircraft, first to be milked airborne; 1955, nuke test WASP; '79, snow in Sahara.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Rutland Herald News Editor Alan J. Keays and staff writer Gordon Dritschilo discuss stories planned for the February 18, 2015, edition of the newspaper: Winter budgets maxed, legal marijuana, Springfield bank job, USPS slowdown