Cherie W. Blanchard, 70

OSWEGO, NY – Cherie W. Blanchard, 70, a resident of 184 E. Fifth St., Oswego, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at St. Luke Health Services.

Born in Oswego, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mildred (Gilluly) Williams and was a graduate of Oswego High School.

She was employed with Bruce Jewelers and later was employed with the State University at Oswego in the admission department at Sheldon Hall.

Cherie was close to the ones she worked with and enjoyed spending time her family.

Surviving are her brother, Daniel (Elizabeth) Williams Sr. of Binghamton and his three children, Dr. Daniel (Nancy) Williams Jr., Darryl (Margie) Williams, Mark (Coreen) Williams and their children, Daniel III, Kristen, Ashley, Aubrey and Nick.

Also surviving are a nephew, Mike (Michelle) Williams; a niece, Vikki Gosnell; a sister-in-law, Pamela (Alan) Buske; two brothers-in-law, Gerald (Pat) Blanchard and Joseph (Sandy) Blanchard; nieces and nephews, Teresa, Michelle, Alan, Debbie, Tim and Spencer; great-nieces and great-nephews, Nathaniel, Heather, Grason, Joseph, Skylar, Amber, Autumn, Eamon and Sarah.

She was predeceased by her loving husband, Theodore B. Blanchard; her mother-in-law, Mary (Betty) Blanchard; and her brother, Frederick Williams.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

There are no calling hours.

Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., PO Box 7, East Syracuse N.Y. 13057.

Arrangements are in care of the Dowdle Funeral Home.


  1. My wife and I would always enjoy speaking to Cherie when she worked at Bruce Jewelers. We send our condolences to her family.

    Sal and Katrina Lanza

  2. Cherie was a great neighbor for nearly 20 years. Although she was quite private, she would always say hi or stand outside for an hour-long chat on a lazy summer night. And she always had time to watch the kids show her their newest sneakers, or how they learned to somersault or cartwheel and she’d give them a big smile. And the kids always loved saying hi to her and performing for her. The neighborhood is going to miss her dearly. My sincere condolences to her family.

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