Blanche BousquetNovember 25,2012
BERLIN ó Blanche Dickenson Bousquet, 91, of Cedar Drive, and formerly of Montpelier, died Nov. 23, 2012, at Berlin Health & ReHab Center.
Blanche was born in Roxbury, on April 3, 1921, the daughter of George Oliver Dickenson and Lillian Belle (Meacham) Dickenson. She attended Roxbury Schools and graduated from Northfield High School in 1940.
She married Charles William Bousquet on May 30, 1942, in Northfield. They lived in Montpelier for many years and have two sons, Richard and Stephen.
Blanche worked for many years for M.H. Fishmans Store in Montpelier, and Grants, Zayres and Ames stores in Berlin. Blanche also worked for 20 years for Central Vermont Medical Center and retired in 1985 from the hospital. She spent time with her husband while he was in the service and worked with him at the Daylight Bakery, which they bought in 1946 until it closed.
Blanche loved company and belonged to the Garden Dome Campers Association. She was also a volunteer for the Vermont Historical Society.
She is survived by her husband, Charles of Berlin; two sons, Richard Bousquet of Williamstown; Stephen Bousquet and his wife, Kathryn of Morrisville; grandchildren, Crystal Bousquet and her companion, Dan Mack of Barre; Charles Bousquet of Barre, Tamara and Michelle Bousquet of Williamstown; Joseph Bousquet of Chicago, Ill.; Jeffrey Bousquet and his wife, Danielle of Worcester; Elizabeth Bousquet of Presque Isle, ME; Alexander Bousquet of Manchester, N.H.; three great-grandchildren, Jacob, Geneva and Braydan Bousquet.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Guare & Sons Funeral Home. Calling hours will begin at 11 a.m. until the hour of the service. Burial will take place at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to Vermont History Center, 60 Washington St., Barre, VT. 05641.
Online condolences may be sent at www.guareandsons.com.
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