Rachel H. Blaney

25 December, 19459 May, 2021

Rachel Helen Blaney, 75, of Southington, was called home to God while surrounded by her family on Sunday, May 9, 2021 at the HOCC at New Britain General. She was the cherished wife of Ernest Blaney Sr.

Born December 25, 1945 in Sutton, VT, she was the daughter of the late Leslie and Blanche (Buskey) Chapman.

Rachel adored spending time with her family, long rides with her loving husband, doing puzzles, listening to country music, collecting angels and sharing "BIG HUGS".

In addition to her devoted husband of 53 memorable years, she is survived by her children, Ann-Marie DeLuco and fiancé Daniel Lee of Canton, Sandra Angelillo and husband David Sr of Burlington and Ernest Blaney Jr. and wife Dina of Cromwell; five grandchildren, April Carr and fiancé Joseph Bartlett, Jr, Alexander Carr, Sarah Blaney, Ashley DeLuco and Ryan Blaney; two step-grandchildren, Brianna Bourlogiannis and husband Thanasi of Bristol, David Angelillo, Jr and fiancé Samantha Motta of Bristol; four great-grandchildren, Nimson, Jameson, Darian and Yanni; two brothers, Norman Chapman and wife Patricia of Durham and Ronald Chapman and wife Teckla of Middletown; three sisters, Dorothy Van Hyning of Westbrook, Lois Lenz and husband Robert of Higganum and Beverly Misenti and husband Nicholas of Higganum; sister-in-law, Debra Chapman of Durham and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Reginald Chapman and a brother-in-law, Ernest Van Hyning.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Services for Rachel will be private and at the convenience of the family. The DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington has been entrusted with the arrangements. For online condolences please visit,


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CJay (Papa) & Helen (Nana) Swanson

12 May 2021

Dear Sweet Lady, I know you are now safe and without pain in your new home with our Lord and I know you will be very missed from the home you left here on earth. Please watch over your Husband Ernie, your children Ann-Marie, Sandra, Ernest Jr. and their families. Also all of the Grand-children and Great-Grandchildren you were blessed with and who will miss you the most. To all the family, some of which we met and those we didn't have the pleasure, May God watch over you . It is a pleasure having met you Rachel and you have touched our life with your love and pleasant ways. The world will just not be the same without you, so until we all meet up again in the place we all call Heaven... Know that we will cherish our memories of you and will Love you forever. Jay and Helen Swanson (Friends)

Daniel Lee

11 May 2021

Rachel, Mrs. Blaney, Ann-Marie’s mom, Ashley’s grandmother,

Thank you for welcoming me into your family, your home and into your lives. Thank you for showing me how loving, respectful, patriotic and kind each member of the Blaney family are as well as all the relatives that I’ve met over the years. Thank you for loving my first failed attempt to duplicate Shady Glen Restaurant’s crispy winged cheese burger. But most of all, thank you for raising such beautiful and caring daughter that I feel blessed to be with each and every day. I will miss your smiling face.


Ashley DeLuco

11 May 2021

Me and Grandma have something in common... it may be simple, but it means a lot to me. We both love strawberry milkshakes. Then vanilla. Then chocolate last. I absolutely love how we share this love for strawberry flavored milkshakes! I love anything strawberry, and so does she.... she was as sweet as a strawberry herself! Such a sweet, humble personality. With a little bit of sass! I loved our last moments together. Looking each other in the eyes, big hugs, taking care of her. Every moment was and will always be cherished. I love you Grandma. Always and forever... <3 Love, Ashley

AnnMarie Blaney DeLuco

11 May 2021

Mom, I miss you so much! I was so fortunate to have you as a Mom. You showed and taught me so much! Love, kindness, being there for others, baking, cooking and so much more! I was able to pass this on to Ashley! We have so many great memories and we will definately meet again some day! You were priceless, beautiful and now my Guardian Angel! 😇 Big Hugs and Kisses in Heaven!

Love you forever,
Your daughter , AnnMarie

Sandra Angelillo

11 May 2021

Mom, aka “Mother”, I’ve learned some things in life are difficult, but no one could ever prepare us for this kind of pain. The pain is deep, the hurt is almost unbearable, but our family Bond gives us strength and we will find comfort knowing you are safe awaiting our time when God calls us home to be with you once again. You will truly Always Be in our thoughts and forever in our hearts! I know you are helping us watch over Dad and you will be there to help guide him to find peace in his broken heart! Love you forever! It’s “See ya later” for now!

Ernest Blaney

11 May 2021

Mom I will miss you more than words can say. I have been blessed in this life having you as my mother and will always cherish the wonderful memories with you. God bless you and may you Rest In Peace and can’t wait to be with you again. Love your son Ernest Blaney Jr

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