Barbara A. Blanchard, 74

HANNIBAL, NY – Barbara A. Blanchard, 74, of Hannibal, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018, after a hard fought battle with colon cancer, with her wonderful family with her all the way.

Barbara A. Blanchard
Barbara A. Blanchard

She was born on May 11, 1943, in Fulton, a daughter to the late Donald and Alice Meldrum Dexter.

Barb was a teaching assistant with Oswego County B.O.C.E.S. for more than 20 years, president of the union, a friend to many and a stalwart advocate for children with disabilities.

She was known for her delicious strawberry jam and was always making cookies for her family and friends.

Barb could always be seen at her children’s and grandchildren’s soccer, basketball, softball and baseball games.

She was predeceased by her brother, Donald Dexter.

Barb will be greatly missed and forever loved by her husband of 57 years, Wendell, who always made her laugh in good times and bad; four children, Mark (Deb) Blanchard, Greg (Jen) Blanchard, Scott (Jody) Blanchard and Melissa (Scott) Baker; four grandchildren who she loved more than life, Zachary and Kasi Blanchard and Tenly and Tyson Baker; two sisters, Pam (James) Rolince and Linda (Tom) Leach; one sister-in-law, Barbara Dexter; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 11, at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. on Monday, February 12, at Hannibal United Methodist Church, 320 Church St., Hannibal.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ARISE, 9 Fourth Ave., Oswego, NY 13126 or Hannibal United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 89, Hannibal, NY 13074 in Barb’s memory.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.


  1. I will always remember Barbara as a caring and kind person. May she be at peace now. My condolences.

  2. To Barb’s family,
    She will be greatly missed at the Fulton Public Library, we will miss her. She always brought a smile on her face when she came in (and cookies). Our thoughts are with all of you at this hard time.
    (Mark, Sue, Sandy and Joel)
    Your Friends at the library

  3. I worked with Mrs Barb for many years at BOCES. I just found out about her passing. She was an amazing person with a huge heart! I cried when she retired. She truly had a heart of gold and she will be forever missed. I love you Mrs Barb. ??

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