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Lorraine Blankenship

December 8, 1928 ~ February 20, 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Lorraine Blankenship Obituary

Marie-Therese Lorraine LaRiviere Blankenship passed away on February 20, 2024, at the age of 95.  She was born on December 8, 1928, in South Kingston, Rhode Island to Ernest and Albertine (Bourget) LaRiviere. She was raised in Providence, Rhode Island and graduated from Bryant College.  Lorraine was active at St. Margaret prayer quilt guild. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Charles Hilliard Blankenship; her granddaughter, Kathleen Adele Sheehan; and a special former son-in-law, James Philip Feagin.

She is survived by her four children, Linda Hamlett of Canton, Ohio, Karen Sheehan of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, Harvey Blankenship and wife Charaman of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, and Richard Blankenship and wife Candace of Crosett, Arkansas.  She is also survived by fifteen grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren.

A time of visitation will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024 in the chapel of Davis-Watkins Funeral Home, 1474 Highway 83 North, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433, from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 2, 2024 at St. Margaret Catholic Church, 247 US Highway 331 North, DeFuniak Springs, Florida beginning at 10:30 a.m., with Reverend Father Richard Dawson officiating. A luncheon will follow in the parish hall. 

Lorraine would have appreciated donations to the National Shrine of Divine Mercy.  Checks may be mailed to P.O. Box 951, Stockbridge, Maine 01262.

Arrangements and services are under the direction of Davis-Watkins Funeral Home.

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A Time of Visitation
March 1, 2024

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Davis-Watkins Funeral Home Chapel
1474 State Highway 83 North
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

Celebration of Life
March 2, 2024

10:30 AM
St. Margaret Catholic Church
247 Highway 331
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435


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