Valerie E Blauvelt, 95, of Jaffrey died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Monday, January 14, 2019 at the Pheasantwood Healthcare Center in Peterborough, NH after a period of failing health.
She was born on April 20, 1923 in Methuen, Massachusetts, daughter of the late Honore and Elizabeth (Edwards) Jean. Valerie was raised in Methuen and lived in Massachusetts for many
years before moving to New Hampshire. She had been a resident of Jaffrey since 1999 and had also lived in Sandown, New Hampshire for 26 years.
Valerie worked hard her entire life starting young working alongside her mother in the Lawrence Wood Mills all the way into her late seventies cleaning homes and businesses as well as making Christmas wreaths with her sister Dorothy. Her most passionate work was in the raising of her 3 children, assisting with her grandchildren, and being a devoted wife for 64 years.
Valerie’s family was very important to her and she treasured time spent with them. She
particularly enjoyed going to the beach, camping, ice skating, sledding, movies and going out to eat. She was a great cook in her own right, making many large holiday dinners over the years. She maintained a huge vegetable garden, fruit trees and bushes, many flower beds and over an acre of manicured yard. Every harvest season she would can and freeze her bounty and was always willing to share the fruits of her labor with others.
In addition to her parents, Valerie was predeceased by her husband, Merrill M Blauvelt, her son Alan M Blauvelt, her brother Roland V Jean, her sister Mildred (Jean) Gordon.
Valerie is survived by her son, Ronnie E Blauvelt of Thonotosassa, Florida and his wife Deborah; her daughter, Nancy B Pipitone of Jaffrey, New Hampshire and her husband Joseph; her daughter-in-law, Pamela S Blauvelt of Grantsville, Utah; her sister, Dorothy Rennie Todd of Boxford, MA; 8 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins and close friends.
Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm at the Jaffrey Bible Church, 133 Turnpike Rd., Jaffrey, NH 03452
Funeral services for Mrs. Blauvelt will immediately follow calling hours on Saturday, January 19, at 2:30pm. Pastor Fouad Faris will officiate. Burial will take place in the spring in Conant Cemetery in Jaffrey, New Hampshire.
Valerie loved flowers however, memorial contributions may be also made to Hospice at HCS,
Post Office Box 496, Peterborough, NH 03458.