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Helen N. Blance

25 February , 19268 August , 2019
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Funeral services for Helen N. Blance, age 93 of Heuvelton will be held at 2:00pm on Monday (Aug 12, 2019) at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Nichols officiating. Burial will follow at Oldsville Cemetery in the Town of Macomb.

Calling hours will be held also on Monday from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. An Eastern Service will be held at 1:30pm at the funeral home during calling hours. Mrs. Blance passed away on Thursday (August 8, 2019) at her home surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice.

Surviving are her children Linda (Ivan) Coant of Fulton, Noreen Butterfield of Heuvelton and Cindi (James) Frederick of Macomb; nine grandchildren James (Jennifer) Coant of Syracuse, Charles (Sandra) Coant of Hannibal, Michael (Kimmi) Coant of Fulton, Beth (David) Pechey of Hammond, William (Francine) Butterfield of Ogdensburg, Alisa Tanner of Fulton, Robert Tanner of Fulton, Jason Tanner of Delaware, Salina Bacon of Heuvelton, David & Loren Putman of Hammond; great-grandchildren Daniel, Tyler, Mackenzie & Sam Coant, Chance Darien, Marissa & Abigale Tanner, Jasmine Mason, Patrick Youngs, Anthony, Dominic, Damien & Dontee Butterfield; great-great-grandchildren Wayne Chambers & Liam Samarco; a brother Howard Shippee of Canton along with many nieces, nephews & cousins.

Her husband James and a daughter Lorraine Tanner predeceased her.

Helen was born on February 25, 1926 in Antwerp, a daughter of the late Charles & Marion (Fleming) Shippee. She attended Antwerp School for her education, and later married James A. Blance on December 24, 1945 at the home of her parents.

Helen sold Avon products for many years, assisted her husband with the farm, worked at Coville’s General Store in Pope Mills and was active with the Macomb election board for years. She was a member of the De Peyster United Methodist Church and Order of Eastern Stars St. Lawrence Chapter 60.

Helen enjoyed working at church, involvement with the Grange and Eastern Stars, reading, gardening and spending time with her family. Memorial contributions can be made to the De Peyster United Methodist Church or Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley. Condolences and fond memories can also be shared at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.


  • Calling Hours Monday, 12 August , 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, 12 August , 2019


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Connie Palmer

13 August 2019

Helen always had a happy face & smile to greet you to all the suppers she was working, she worked hard at these suppers. She was a great giver of her time.. ....

Karen and Bruce Thomas

13 August 2019

Sending our deep sympathy.

Anna Brown

12 August 2019

Our deepest sympathies to the Blance family. Leland and Anna Brown

Duane Hazelton

11 August 2019

Cindy and I are sad to hear of Helen's passing. Her and Jim were exceptional people. Good neighbors, hard workers and would do anything for you. Macomb has lost another outstanding person.

Jim was one of my references when I went into the Navy.

Duane and Cindy Hazelton

Doug Daniel and family

10 August 2019

Condolences to the family of Helen,

Paula Boyle

10 August 2019

The years we've shared have been full of joy.
The memories we've made will go on and on.
I haven't stopped crying since you went away,
and I've asked God time and time why couldn't you stay.
You lit up my life, my hopes, and my dreams.
You've opened my eyes to see what it all means.
So now that you're gone how can I forget;
Because you were the greatest out of all I have met.

I will miss you so much. You were like a mom I never had. You have helped me through some rough times. I love you and will miss you. Kiss my sister Pat for me. Seranade high with the angels and save a seat for me. 😘😘😘

Stephanie LaShomb

10 August 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Helen was an outstanding person who loved her family and her community. Helen will be missed by many. I feel that I am a better person just by having the privilege of knowing her. May the coming days bring you peace by sharing the wonderful memories you have of her.

Elaine Tharaldsen

10 August 2019

Helen always had time to talk to everyone, with a wonderful smile and a Great sense of humor. She will truly be missed by her Eastern Star Sisters and Brothers. Rest well Helen you were Loved.

Brenda Woodward

10 August 2019

Helen's ready smile and cheerful greeting, as well as her faithful support, will be dearly missed. She never met a stranger because they were soon a friend. So sorry for your loss. Brenda Woodward

Mary Matice

10 August 2019

Deepest sympathy to the Blance family. So many fond memories of growing up with Macomb Grange families which Jim, Helen, Linda, Lorraine and Noreen were part of. So glad we had time to visit at the fair this year.