Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Blanchette, 84, of Rindge, and formerly of Jaffrey, NH, died at her home on Saturday, May 21, 2022, after a sudden illness.
Betty was born on February 11, 1938, in Winchendon, MA, a daughter of the late Roland and Marion (Plouffe) Woods. She was a graduate of the ‘old’ Murdock High School and had resided in Jaffrey from 1959 until moving to Rindge a few years ago.
Betty retired on February 15, 2008, after having worked for more than 40 years at New Hampshire Ball Bearing in Peterborough. She enjoyed her free time walking, and making her craftwork, including knitting crocheting and cross stitching and always loved time spent with her family
Betty was predeceased by her husband, Donald E. Blanchette, her grandson, Joshua Rivers, her siblings, Lillian Dennis, Roland Woods Jr., Rachel Woods and Pauline Woods, and by her former husband and friend, Gerald Charlonne.
She is survived by her 2 daughters, Nancy Rivers and her husband Robert of Rindge, NH, and Lisa Miller and her husband Ray of Jaffrey; her grandchildren, Robert Rivers, Jr. and his wife Devynn of Athol, MA, Kimberly Rivers of Gardner, MA, Jennifer Miller and her husband Matthew Paquette of Ashuelot, NH, Benjamin Miller and Timothy Miller, both of Jaffrey; her great-grandchildren, Alliance Rivers, Mira Geelan, Hazel Rivers, Felix Rivers, Jackson Paquette, and Benjamin Miller, Jr.; her sister, Janet Kinney of Stockbridge, MA; her brother, Henry Woods of Rindge, NH and many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
Family and friends are warmly invited to Calling Hours which will be held on Friday, May 27, 2022, from 10:00am to 11:00am at the Cournoyer Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 33 River Street, (Route 202 South) in Jaffrey.
A Funeral Liturgy of the Word will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, immediately following calling hours at 11:00am. Rev. Wilfred Deschamps, Pastor of Saint Patrick Church in Jaffrey will officiate.
Burial will follow in Saint Patrick Cemetery on Hillcrest Road in Jaffrey.
In lieu of flowers, Bettys’ family has requested memorial contributions be made in her name to the Jaffrey-Rindge Memorial Ambulance, PO Box 107, Jaffrey, NH 03452.