Saturday, March 2, 2013

Sunday's Obituary - Josephine Blanchfield

Easton Express, 07SEP1959, pg 16
Another Blanchfield that I've unintentionally neglected!

"Josephine Blanchfield

Miss Joesphine Blanchfield, of 65 Glen Ave., Phillipsburg, died at her home last night after a long illness.

Miss Blandhfield was employed in the beauty salon of Orr's department store in Easton.  She retired two years ago.

Born in Beaver Meadows, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Anna Boyle Blanchfield.  She lived in Phillipsburg about 42 years.

She was a member of Sts. Philip and James Catholic Church, Phillipsburg.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Robert Flynn, Phillipsburg; and Miss Lillian Blanchfield, at home, and two brothers, William and Joseph Blanchfield, both of Phillipsburg.

The funeral will be held at 9:25 a.m. Thursday at the Finegan Funeral Home, Phillipsburg, followed by a Requiem High Mass at 10 a.m. in Sts. Philip and James Church."

Josephine was my great grand aunt.  Although it is not mentioned in her obituary, she is buried in the church cemetery in the Blanchfield plot.  Only the surname is on the marker.

Josephine was 72 years old when she died.  I do have a copy of her death certificate from the state of New Jersey but they redacted the cause of death when issuing it to me.  Sad, but true.  One of the pitfalls in researching sometimes.

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