JoAnn (Blankley) Blanchard
Feb 9th, 2020
JoAnn (Blankley) Blanchard 74 of Yarmouth Port died peacefully Sunday February 9, 2020 at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis.
She was the wife of Lewis Wallace “Wally” Blanchard for 53 years.
Born in San Antonio, TX, JoAnn was the daughter of the late Roland G. and Irma (Meder) Blankley.
JoAnn was raised in Fairfield, CT and graduated from Roger Ludlow High School in 1963. She then worked for Fairfield Center Jewelers and City Trust Co. in Bridgeport, CT where she met and married Lewis “Wally” Blanchard in 1967. She moved to Cape Cod in 1981 and began working at Princess Cleaners. She retired in 2008.
JoAnn’s greatest joy in life was her family. She enjoyed baking cookies and other goodies for her children and grandchildren. She was also an avid reader and a collector of cookbooks and recipes. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, JoAnn will be missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her husband, JoAnn is survived by a son, Lewis Blanchard III of Hyannis; a daughter, Susan Frost and her husband, Garry of Alabama; two brothers, John M. Blankley of Florida and Jeffrey S. Blankley of New York; five grandchildren, Joshua of Alabama, Samantha and her fiancé, Tyler Brown of Alabama, Patrick and his husband, Thiago of Florida, Christina and her husband, Jake of Georgia and Katrina and her husband, Wayne of Florida; and nine great grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday February 15 in the Hallett Funeral Home, 273 Station Ave., South Yarmouth.
Interment will be private.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the YMCA Cape Cod, Diabetes Prevention Program, 2245 Iyannough Rd., West Barnstable, MA 02668.