Inez Blanchard-Berry


FRANKLIN, N.H. — Inez L. (Hill) Blanchard-Berry, 76, long-time resident of Northfield, N.H., died Friday, Feb. 17, at Mountain Ridge Genesis Center, after a period of failing health.

She was born in Franklin, N.H., March 24, 1935, daughter of the late Clarence D. and Eleanor (Fenn) Hill. She lived most her life on Oak Hill Road, Northfield and gave her early years to raising her children.

A talented woman, Inez was happiest using those talents for others, crocheting gifts, crafting and sewing for family, friends and neighbors. Yearly, she visited nursing homes with hand-picked violets and mayflowers. Later she found pleasure in donating to children with cancer. She loved the Lord and attended Independent Baptist Churches and the Union Church in Northfield.

She had worked for Webster Valve in Franklin once her children were older. She was married to her first husband, Wilfred “Bud” W. Blanchard for 40 years, before being widowed in 1995. She later married Francis S. Berry and became a widow the second time in 2007. Inez loved her family and prayed for them every day.

She will be greatly missed by sons, Wilfred W. Blanchard Jr. of Campton, N.H., and Raymond A. Blanchard of Lochmere, N.H.; daughters, Candy A. Swihart of Buckfield, Koleen L. Smith of Belmont, N.H., Sylvia M. Dawalga of Lochmere, N.H., and Bonnie M. Michaels of Franklin, N.H.; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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