Raymond H. Blanchfield


Latham-Raymond H. Blanchfield, 77 of Latham beloved husband of Brenda O'Brien Blanchfield, entered into eternal life on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Community Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital.

Born in Albany, on June 27, 1939, he was the son of the late Harold E. and the late Gertrude (Dunigan) Blanchfield. He was a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy class of 1957. He entered into the United States Army in 1958 and served proudly until 1961 when he was discharged as a Sergeant. He was a graduate of Syracuse University class of 1964 with a bachelor's degree in marketing. Raymond married the love of his life Brenda O'Brien December 22, 1969 and the two have shared a beautiful marriage of over 48 years. He was the owner and operator of Blanchfield & Howard Insurance Agency Inc. in Latham for over 40 years. Raymond was a member of the Joseph Zaloga V.F.W. 1520 for many years. He was an avid golfer and gin-rummy player and a former member of the Saratoga National Golf Course.

Survivors in addition to his wife include his loving daughter Lindsey (William) Callahan of Utica, his cherished grandsons Liam Callahan and Connor Callahan, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Peter Blanchfield and sister Kathryn Smith.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 am at the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, 149 Old Loudon Road, Latham with Rev. Nick TeBordo officiating.

Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Tuesday from 4:00 - 7:00 pm at the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home.

Interment with full military honors will be in Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville.

Donations to the A.S.P.C.A. 520 8th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018

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