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110 Division St.
Amsterdam, NY 12010
Phone: 518-842-2810
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Adelaide Blanchfield

Adelaide Blanchfield

Saturday, April 14th, 1928 - Sunday, January 3rd, 2021
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Mrs. Adelaide Blanchfield, 92, formerly of Trinity Place and most recently of Sarah Jane Sanford Home, Amsterdam, NY; passed away Sunday, January 3, 2021 at St. Mary’s Healthcare in Amsterdam.

Born in Amsterdam on April 14, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Mary “Minnie” Damenica Sollecito.

Adelaide received her education in the Amsterdam school system and was a graduate of Wilbur H. Lynch Senior High School Class of 1945.

Adelaide was employed by William J. Kline & Sons, Inc; publishers of the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, where she started out in the mail room in the summer of 1944 after school recessed. At that time many newspapers were mailed out to service people and to rural areas.

Shortly after graduation in 1945, there was an opening in the Circulation Department, which she accepted and remained employed by the Recorder until her retirement in October of 1990.

Adelaide enjoyed learning and working on many different crafts. She also enjoyed traveling, especially to historic and scenic places.

She was a parishioner and communicant of St. Mary’s Church. She was a member of St. Mary’s seniors, holding the office of Vice President for two terms and was also Treasurer. She was also a member of the Mount Carmel and Perth Seniors.

Her husband, James A. Blanchfield who she married November 30, 1963, passed away January 8, 1983.

Adelaide is survived by one sister, Virginia Malkicki (Ron) of Amsterdam, NY and one brother, John J. Sollecito of Naples, FL. She is also survived by and predeceased by many relatives.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church in the spring of 2021 at a time and date to be announced.

Interment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fort Johnson, NY.

Memorial gifts in Adelaide’s name may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 156 East Main Street, or Liberty Enterprises, 43 Liberty Drive, both Amsterdam, NY 12010.
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    St. Mary's Church
    156 East Main Street
    AMSTERDAM, NY 12010
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  • Interment

    St. Mary's Cemetery
    Main Street
    FORT JOHNSON, NY 12070
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Jeanne So

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Dear Virginia and John. I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your sister. She was one of a kind. My heart felt prayers are with you at this sad time. Jeanne So

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