Blanche MacDonald Whalen
Blanche passed away January 19, 2015,
surrounded by family. She was born December 18, 1926, in Marshfield, Vt.,
to Bess and Ernest MacDonald of Plainfield, Vt. Blanche
had been a resident of Tidewater since 1947. She always loved
her childhood retreat in Peacham Pond, Vt., which held so many
fond memories for her. Blanche loved the local Scottish Festivals, was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles, Solitaire, and her family, friends, and kitties.
Blanche is survived by her brother Harry McDonald of Vermont.
She is also survived by sons, Bernard Lee Whalen, Jr Glynda,
Douglas K. Whalen, Bruce M. Whalen Cheryl, John E. Whalen Judy,
her daughter Diane W. Lewison Terry and 8 grandchildren , 8 great
grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.. She also leaves behind
special nieces, Cisi and Jodi and nephews R. Ernest “Took”, Jonathan
and Scott. She was predeceased by her parents and two brothers, Hugh McDonald and Robert McDonald.
There will be a memorial service Saturday, January 24, 2015 at
Altmeyer Funeral Home at 5792 Greenwich Rd. Va. Beach, Va. 23462
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to your
local SPCA or The American Cancer Society.