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Blanche M. LaLonde


The funeral service for Blanche M. LaLonde will be Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 12 pm at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Rev. Stan Gilcash officiating. Calling hours will precede the funeral service from 10am - 12 pm. Spring burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Redwood Cemetery.

Blanche died January 10, 2013 at Hospice Residence, Watertown. She was 86 years old.

Born in Redwood on November 15, 1926, she was a daughter to Roy and Eleanor DeLarge Eager. She was educated locally, graduating from Philadelphia High School in 1945. She worked for many years as a waitress at the Woolworth lunch counter, Watertown. She was a founding and active member of New Hope Baptist Church.

She married Joseph L. LaLonde October 21, 1959 in Philadelphia, NY. Mr. LaLonde passed away May 22, 2002.

Surviving are 3 daughters, Debbie (Earl) Klock, Gouverneur, JoAnne LaLonde, Washington, Lisa LaLonde, Watertown; 3 sons, LeRoy Carpenter, Philadelphia, Joseph LaLonde Jr., Theresa, Michael LaLonde; 3 sisters, Stella Labiendo, Florida, Bertha Atchie, Watertown, and Irene Akbari, Arizona.

Blanche is predeceased by 2 sisters, Margaret Mattingly, Eleanor Borden; as well as 2 brothers, George & Raymond Eager.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown, NY 13601; or New Hope Baptist Church, 19983 NYS Rt.3, Watertown, NY 13601.

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