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David (Doc) Blanchard, 78, of Stockbridge

Dave retired from Schweitzer-Mauduit Mills in Lee, Mass., with 32 years of services. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Stockbridge Sportsman’s Club.

David (Doc) Blanchard, 78, passed away January 30, 2015 at his home in Stockbridge after a long illness.

He is survived by his wife Ruth; three sons D. Michael Blanchard and wife Patti of Stockbridge; Henry Blanchard of Stockbridge; and Christopher Blanchard of South Carolina; a daughter Julie Patton and husband Jimmy of California; a sister Nancy Kauffman and husband Chuck of South Carolina; and a niece Colleen Manupelli and husband David of Rhode Island.

Dave retired from Schweitzer-Mauduit Mills in Lee, Mass., with 32 years of services.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Stockbridge Sportsman’s Club.

A memorial gathering will be held in early summer at a date to be announced at which friends and family can enjoy sharing their favorite memories of Dave and those lives he touched.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Stockbridge Sportsman’s Club through FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME, 426 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. To leave remembrances for his family go to www.finnertyandstevens.com.

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