Mary Ann Blanchard

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | June 04, 2019

Mary Ann (Hermesmann) Blanchard, 82, of  Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in Grandview Estates of Elizabeth.  She was born November 29, 1936 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Joseph L. and Catherine M. Scott Hermesmann. She was the wife of 61 years to the late Frederick C. Blanchard, Jr., who passed away February 11, 2016.

She is survived by her children, Fred (Karen) Blanchard of Elizabeth, Elizabeth (Jason) Seibert of Bethel Park, Theresa (Gary) Blanchard of Boston, Kathleen (Kevin) Matthews of Plum, and Christine (Sean) Cunningham of Jefferson Hills, grandchildren, Adam, Rachel, Alexandra, Danielle, Jody, Julie, Patrick, Ryan, Logan, Cameron, Katie and Christopher, great-grandchildren, Hunter, Gavin, Joslyn, Ryker and Gaige, brother, John (Ellen) Hermesmann of Elizabeth Twp., and sister, Helen (Larry) Baker-Burns of Florida. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brother, William "Billy" Hermesmann. Friends are welcome Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Service will be held at the New Hope Assembly of God on Friday June 7, 2019 at 11:30 am. Interment will follow at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. The family would like to give a special thank you to both OSPTA Hospice and Grandview Estates for the exceptional care given to Mary.  Condolences may be made at

Originally published June 04, 2019.

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