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Blanche H. Blair


Funeral services for Blanche H. Blair, age 98, of Rensselaer Falls, will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at Notre Dame Church at 10:00AM with Rev. F. James Shurtleff officiating. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery following funeral services. Calling hours will be held on Friday, November 8, 2013 at Frary Funeral Home on 515 Caroline Street from 4:00 to 6:00PM. Mrs. Blair passed away on Monday, November 4, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Blanche is survived by two daughters; Shirley Blair and Dona Schofell of Lisbon; a son, Raymond of Fort Pierce, Florida, a sister, P. Margaret Noble; six grandchildren, Lisa, Tammy, Vicky, Alana of Florida, James and his wife, Lisa and Edward; a step grandson, Sean and his wife, Katherine, of Florida and many great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Judy, in infancy and two brothers, Cecil and Donald Robert.

Blanche was born on June 7, 1915 in Russell, Ontario the daughter of Claude and Emma Miller Holman. She attended schools in Rensselaer Falls. She married Francis Blair on May 23, 1938 at Notre Dame Church with Rev. A.D. Charbonneau officiating. He predeceased her in August of 1979. She worked for a short time as a house keeper for the family of W. Averell Harriman in Ogdensburg. She and her husband owned a dairy farm in Brier Hill for many years.

Blanche enjoyed cooking, sewing and making quilts.

Donations may be in her memory to the St. Lawrence Valley Chapter of Hospice at 6805 US Highway 11

Potsdam, NY 13676 and the Cancer Treatment Center in Ogdensburg.

Online condolences may be made at

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