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Obituaries Archives The Altamont Enterprise, October 21, 2010
Thomas R. Blanchard
GUILDERLAND Thomas R. Blanchard Sr. died peacefully at his Guilderland home, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. He was 58.
He was born in Albany on March 12, 1952, to the late Margaret and Carl Blanchard Jr.
He worked for Niagara Mohawk for 34 years.
He was married to his beloved wife, Lorraine, for 29 years, and together they raised six children.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Nichole, Tom, and his wife, Christine, Jimmy and Fallon, Bobby, Ashley and Timmy; four grandchildren; and four brothers and their families.
A service was held on Oct. 18 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Niskayuna Interment was at Memory’s Garden.
Memorial contributions may be made for pancreatic cancer research, at www.pancan.org.
Arrangements are by Newcomer-Canon Funeral Home of Albany.
To leave a message for the family online, visit www.newcomeralbany.com.
Jessie Louise Dunn Jones
Jessie Louise (Settle) Dunn Jones, affectionately known as “Jessie-Lou” and “Jet,” died on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010. She was 92.
Mrs. Jones was born in Boston on June 21, 1918, to the late Howard Settle and Frances (Barber) Settle. She grew up in Cambridge, Mass., and Berne, according to a tribute written by her family.
She graduated from the Cambridge School of Weston, and, after matriculating at the University of Wisconsin and Radcliffe College, she received a degree in fashion design at the Tobe-Coburn School in New York City.
On Dec. 27, 1940, she married Edward Dunn, of Wellesley Hills, Mass. They lived in Gardner and Duxbury, Mass., and together they raised four children. Mr. Dunn died in 1977, and Mrs. Jones moved to Westminster, Mass.
In 1983, she married George Jones II, of Concord, Mass.; he died in 1999.
Mrs. Jones studied silversmithing with master craftsmen Herman Glendenning and George Erickson, of Gardner, Mass., and designed and crafted hand-wrought sterling jewelry for many years. She also enjoyed painting with pastel and oils, and showed her work in area exhibits, wrote her family.
She also loved to travel she loved the ocean in general, but particularly Greece. She visited family members in China several times, and circled the globe on at least one occasion.
Mrs. Jones was an avid reader, and enjoyed classical music, fine art, and gardening she was particularly talented in the cultivation of orchids and gardenias, wrote her family in the tribute.
Mrs. Jones is survived by her children, Edward Dunn Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth, of Phillipston, Mass., Craig Dunn and his wife, Cosette, of Concord, Mass., Kathryn Dunn and her husband, Colborn Smith, of Amherst, Mass., and Jon Dunn and his wife, Lisa, of Idyllwild, Calif.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four stepchildren; 12 step-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the Crystal Lake Cemetery on Western Avenue in Gardner, Mass., on Oct. 30 at 11:30 a.m. A reception will follow at the Old Mill in Westminster, at 12:30 p.m. Arrangements are by the Concord Funeral Home in Concord, Mass, which has a guest book online at www.concordfuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions may be made, in memory of Jet Dunn, to the Fitchburg Art Museum, 25 Merriam St., Fitchburg, MA 01420.
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