1/10/2017 – Blanche N. Bradford, LaFargeville

1/10/2017 – Blanche N. Bradford, LaFargeville

Mrs. Blanche N. Bradford, age 94, died Monday at the Samaritan Keep Home, where she resided for a number of years.

The funeral will be held Friday, January 13th, at 11am, at the Omar Methodist Church with Rev. Mark Pierce Pastor officiating. Calling hours will be held Thursday, from 4-7pm at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.

A spring burial will be held at the Grove Cemetery in LaFargeville.

Blanche was born June 10th, 1922, in LaFargeville, the daughter of John and Fannie Dorr Nellis. She graduated from LaFargeville High School in 1939 and from Watertown School of Commerce in 1940, studying stenographic secretarial.

She married G. Clarke Bradford on August 14th, 1942, in LaFargeville. Mr. Bradford died February 7th, 1995 at age 76.

She worked as a Secretary for MacDonald’s Associates Insurance in Watertown from April of 1957 until January 1st, 1989. She then worked for Northern Insuring Agency from January 1st, 1989 to April 1st. 1996 as a Business Insurance Representative.

Blanche was a member of the former LaFargeville Methodist Church, the LaFargeville Fireman’s Auxiliary, and the LaFargeville American Legion Post 1788 Ladies Auxiliary.

She was an avid bowler, loved to play cards and yahtzee.

Surviving is one son Randall of Clayton; three daughters, Mrs. Carol Flick of Clayton, Kelly (Gordon) Winters of LaFargeville, and Audrey Bradford of Fairport, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Brad and Vicki Flick, and Nicole and Chelsea Winters; four great grandchildren, Shelby and Ryan Flick, Morgan Winters and Andrew Carnegie; one sister in law, Judy Nellis of Chaumont; nieces and nephews.

Her brother Marcus Nellis, and two sisters, Margaret Stoughtenger and Marjorie Nellis, died before her.

The family would like to thank the Samaritan Keep Home staff on the 2nd, 3rd, and 6th floors for the amazing care they gave their mom.

Donations can be made in her name to the Local Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.


  1. Gwen(Sanford) Kirkby Posted

    My thoughts and prayers are with Blanche’s family. May Gods love bring you comfort.

  2. Leslie Brown Varner Posted

    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.

  3. Lisa Hover Posted

    Mrs. Bradford was a kind and Loving Lady. My sincere condolences to all.

  4. Beth (Beaney) Calabro Posted

    I well remember Clarke and Blanche from my youth, as he was my mother’s (W. Ferne Percy Beaney) first cousin. How I loved to hear the stories of the cousins’ times together growing up!
    I lost my mother in 2016 at age 98. So hard to see that generation pass. I extend my sympathy to Blanche’s family.

  5. Kim and Kim Posted

    So sorry about your loss—may you find comfort in all your wonderful memories

  6. Jim Fisher Posted

    To the Bradford family: I was very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

  7. Wade Ingalls Posted

    From the INGALLS family our hearts go out to the family . Mrs . BRADFORD will be missed as she was a loving mom grandmother and great grandmother . For now she will watch over all. AMEN

  8. Vicky Steen Posted

    I am so sorry for your loss. Blanche will be missed dearly at the nursing home . She was a sweet lady and I could often get her to do ball toss . She has a very loving family may God bless you and give you strength. Vicky

  9. Janna Brackett Posted

    Audrey and family–so sorry for the loss of your mom. Our prayers are with you and your family. The Brackett/Pederson family

  10. Judy (King) VanPatten-Shafer Posted

    Audrey–so sorry. It is a difficult time. What fond memories I have of playing baseball behind your barn. Your Mom would come out to check on us. I never remember her scolding us if we ran into the sheets on the line. She was kind . Her voice had a calm tone. What great times and memories !

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