Obituary: Blanche J. (Newkirk) Almeida


BREWSTER, Mass. — Mrs. Blanche J. (Newkirk) Almeida, 83, of Brewster, Mass. died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital. She was the widow of Henry R. Almeida. Mrs. Almeida was born in Seymour on Sept. 26, 1929 daughter of the late Peter and Mary Newkirk.

Mrs. Almeida is survived by four daughters, Janet Sunberg of Farmington, Judith Ann VanWilgen of Branford, Cindy Cohen of Middlebury and Barbara Sheehan of Brewster, Mass.; two sons, Henry Almeida of Ivoryton and David Almeida of Avon, 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Private funeral services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, 26 Waterbury Road, Route 69, Prospect is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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