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Mrs. Barbara (Angwin) Blanton, 83, of Brooksby Village Peabody, beloved wife of the late William Blanton, passed on Friday, Feb 17, 2017, at her home.
Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret (Burns) Angwin.
A longtime resident of the Town of Topsfield, Barbara moved to Brooksby Village seven years ago. Barbara, along with her late husband, were avid boaters. They enjoyed being on the water with family and friends, whether on day trips off Cape Ann for fishing or anchoring off the various beaches or weeklong trips to Long Island, as well as to the Trent-Severn Waterway, Canada.
Mrs. Blanton was employed as a dressmaking and tailoring instructor at the former Essex Agricultural Technical School in Danvers. In addition, she was the founder and proprietor of her own marine canvas and upholstery business, Anchor Stitch. She took great pride in her ability to be a successful professional and worked into her 80th year, most recently in sales at Teak Imports of Middleton.
She was the devoted mother of her two daughters, Kathleen Blanton of Beverly, Cheryl Blanton and her husband, Barry Milanese of Amesbury, and her son, Russell W. Blanton and wife, Susan of Still River, Mass.; loving grandmother of five, Benjamin, Tucker, Douglas and Jeffrey Blanton and Katherine (Blanton) Rausch. She is also survived by her brother, Charles Angwin and his wife, Alice of Calvert City, Ky.; and many nieces and nephews.
Her funeral service will be held in the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St. (Route 62), Danvers, Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Barbara’s memory to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
Published on  February 20, 2017
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