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Veno, Blanche E.

Blanche E. Veno, a resident of Norwell for 5 years, formerly of Brockton for over 10 years and Westwood for over 30 years,  died Sunday at the Norwell Knoll Nursing Center, after a long illness. She was 91. Blanche was born in Boston, Massachusetts.  She was the daughter of the late James and Gladys (Westcott) Livingston. Blanche graduated from Hyde Park High School and was a Tape Librarian for Factory Mutual Engineering Company.  She retired in 1982 after 14 years with the company.  Blanche was a Past Noble Grand for the Rebekah Progressive Lodge #34 and  a member of Rosalie Rebekah Lodge #116 in Medway. She volunteered at the Westwood Senior Center answering phones and setting up their newsletter, Friends of Westwood Council of Aging and the United Church of Norwood Women’s Guild.  Blanche loved to do needlepoint, cross stitch, arts and crafts.  Loving wife of the late Ralph O. Veno for 20 years.   She is survived by her family Karen R. Ryder of St. George, Utah, Roberta B. Poli of Weymouth, J. Robin Bidanset of Duxbury, Sandra Southworth of Naperville, Illinois, Sharon Holt of Methuen, and Steven Veno of Leominster: her sister Sylvia Raymond of Massena, New York, her brothers Herbert Livingston of Billings, Montana, and George Livingston of Port Charlotte, Florida. She is also survived by 9 grand and 11 great grandchildren. Mother of the late Ralph G. Hurlbert. Visiting hours will be held Thursday, January 17, 2013,  4-8 pm at the May Funeral Home, 85 Nichols St., Norwood. Funeral service Friday at 12pm at the United Church of Norwood, 595 Washington St., Norwood. Burial in New Westwood Cemetery, Westwood.  Donations in Blanche’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA. 02472.

Guestbook Entries

  1. George & Carolyn Livingston
    January 14th, 2013 | 8:16 pm

    Sister Blanche, Rest In Peace

  2. January 15th, 2013 | 9:02 am

    We well remember Blanche and Ralph from their camping days with the Minuteman Chapter of NAFCA and the great times we had with them. We also remember playing cards with them at their home and visiting Blanche in Florida. A wonderful couple.
    Our sincere sympathy to the family.

  3. Jodelle Balestra
    January 15th, 2013 | 1:41 pm

    Sharon, I was sorry to read about the passing of your mother. To everything there is a season. How much more we appreciate our parents as we grow older. The next year will be difficult as you mark each holiday and event as “the first without Mom”, but in time those events will be a reason to remember and rejoice in the times gone by. God bless you and your family

  4. sandy halperin
    January 16th, 2013 | 12:12 am

    Blanche and Ralph were our neighbors on Sterling Road in Westwood. The “fence” between our homes was formed by a row of towering pine trees through which we often waved and exchanged greetings. I couldn’t have asked for nicer neighbors.

    One day they had a garage sale. I spied a copy of Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary and have given it a home ever since. I would be happy to send it back to your family if you would enjoy having it.

    With sympathy,
    sandy Halperin

  5. Cathy Bettencourt
    January 16th, 2013 | 3:31 pm

    Robin and family,
    I’m truly sadden by the passing of your mother. Blanche and Ralph were the kindest people I have ever had the privilege of knowing in my life. She is in heaven now with her Savior and Ralph. May she rest in peace. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

  6. January 17th, 2013 | 11:12 am

    Saddened by this news . Now she is at rest and has her dignity back.

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