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ANDOVER: Gretchen (Herrick) Blamire, 95, of Andover, died Monday July 6, 2015, at Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill. She was a resident at Marland Place in Andover for the past five years.

Gretchen was born in Lawrence on June 15,1920 to the late Leslie and Ida (Baldwin) Herrick.

She was educated in Andover schools and was a homemaker. Gretchen was a past member of The Daughters Of The Eastern Star and was very dedicated to her family.

The widow of the late Alexander Blamire, Gretchen is survived by her daughter Jean E. Sousa of North Attleboro, Mass., her four grandchildren, Ellen Molitor of Norton, Frank Barnhardt of Larkspur, Calif., Jay Sousa of Andover and Scott Barnhardt of Los Angeles, as well as her five great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday, July 8, at 2 p.m. at the Conte Funeral Home, 28 Florence Street Andover. Burial followed in Tewksbury Cemetery, Tewksbury. Family and friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830. For directions or to offer online condolences, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.
Published on  July 9, 2015
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