302-478-7100 Wilmington & Hockessin, DE

Barbara Ann Blanchard

Barbara Ann Blanchard died peacefully at her home on January 5, 2019 at the age of 85. She was born and raised in Suffern, NY, daughter of Anthony and Ethel Kennedy, sister to Margaret and Joan. She resided in Wilmington, DE for over 60 years.

An active volunteer all her life, Barbara gave generously of her time and energies to benefit others in a variety of settings. Of special note was her commitment to building a beautiful and well-equipped library at The Mary Campbell Center. The library greatly enhanced the quality of life for long-term residents with intellectual and physical disabilities. Barbara also donated her time and skills to Literacy Volunteers of America, the Newark Food Bank, Girl Scouts of America, and the Delaware Democratic Party.

Surviving Barbara are her three children, Marguerite Dunn, Bobby Blanchard-Lewis, and Neal Blanchard, and their spouses, as well as seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Those who wish to celebrate, and honor Barbara’s life are encouraged to make donations in her name to The Mary Campbell Center, 4641 Weldin Rd., Wilmington, Delaware 19803


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    Lynn Morgan writes,
    Tom and I are so sorry for your loss. She sounds like a remarkable woman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    01/14/2019 08:33 am
    Chuck Welch writes,
    Dear Margaret, Bobby, and Neal, As a founder of The Mary Campbell Center, I send the condolences of all of us who have been involved in this project. Your mother came in the beginning when she was needed the most and worked tirelessly with my wife, Charm, who was dedicated to her. Her legacy will continue as our residents enjoy the library she established. We will always be grateful for her contribution. Please know she will be missed by all of us. Chuck Welch
    01/15/2019 10:42 am
    Marie Donovan writes,
    Neil, please accept my heartfelt sympathies in the loss of your mother Please know she is in a better place. Much love, William and Marie Donovan
    01/16/2019 10:58 am
    Kathleen Ramsey writes,
    So sorry to hear of Aunt Barbara passing. My heartfelt sympathies go out to your families. When I think of her I remember her laugh. Love Cousin Kathy
    01/18/2019 11:37 am
    Renee Garland writes,
    Dear Cousins, I'm very sad to hear that your Mom has died. She was a special Aunt to me. My deepest sympathies to you all. Love Renee
    01/18/2019 01:52 pm
    Stephanie Auletta writes,
    Dear Marguerite, Bobby and Neal, So sorry for the loss of your mom, l think of her often, you are in my prayers. Love Stephanie
    01/18/2019 07:16 pm
    Gary Wetterauw writes,
    Marguerite, Bobby and Neal, Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Aunt Barbara. Thoughts and prayers... Gary
    01/20/2019 05:19 pm
    Carmen Knox writes,
    Your Mother, Barbara, was one of my most committed and faithful volunteers at Literacy Volunteers of America when I was the executive director. She wore a variety of hats, tutor, tutor advisor, served on the Steering Committee and an advocate for literacy. She was determined that all people, young and old, should and could learn to read. She was a wonderful volunteer and faithful friend of mine and LVA/Wilmington Library. Blessings to all, Know you will all miss her. Carmen A. Knox
    01/23/2019 10:20 am

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