In Wallingford, Jan. 20, 2004, Elizabeth Schirmer Blennerhassett., wife of the late John Lycett Blennerhassett, formerly of Orange, CT and St. Petersburg, FL. She was born in North Bergen, NJ, Nov. 24, 1913, a daughter of the late Wilhelm and Sophie Martin Schirmer. She worked for many years as a Dietitian in the Orange Public Schools. Mrs. Blennerhassett was a 50 year member of Mystic Chapter # 20 Order of the Eastern Star and she had volunteered over 1000 hours at the Masonic Home. She is survived by daughters: Marilyn McHenry of New Port Richey, FL, Ruth Eren of Woodbury, CT and Susan Sweeney of Farmington, CT, a son, John L. Blennerhassett, Jr. of New Port Richey, FL, sisters:, Helen Holywood of Sun City West, Az and Martha Bergus of Duarte,CA. Also survived by five grandchildren, one great-grandson and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 680 Racebrook Rd., Orange, Friday, Jan. 23, 2004 at 10 a.m. Friends may call at BEECHER & BENNETT TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 CAMPBELL AVE., WEST HAVEN, Thursday from 6 - 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be sent to the John and Elizabeth Blennerhassett Scholarship Fund, Charter Oak State College, 55 Paul Manafort Dr., New Britain, CT 06053.

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  1. Dear Marilyn, We were so sorry to learn of your mother\’s death. Our love and prayers are with you. Would love to hear from you.

  2. Dear Ruth and family: My deepest sympathy to all. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Love, Jane

  3. Dear Sue: Our heartfelt condoleces on your mothers passing. Just thinking of you recently. Please call us after your heart has time to mend. Love, Warren & Linda

  4. John & Pat, So sorry to hear of your Mom\’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

  5. John and Pat, Our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. Our prayers are with you. Mike and Lisa

  6. Maryilyn I am so sorry to have read on your mothers passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family. I remember the Church Of Good Shepherd days. Only wish I had read it sooner in the day.

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