Melissa Marie Blake

October 13, 1965August 18, 2014

Melissa M. Blake, 48, of Dummerston, VT passed away on Monday, August 18, 2014 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. She was born in Littleton, NH on October 13, 1965, the daughter of the late Merton, Jr. and Donna (Lemay) Edney.

Melissa was educated in the Littleton school system. She recently was attending Baker College working on her Associates Degree and worked as a farm hand at Stoneholm Farm until her illness. She was an avid NASCAR fan, and enjoyed camping, Disneyworld, participating in CB tag, and panda’s. Melissa’s proudest and greatest achievement in life was her family and friends. She loved all of them unconditionally and would spend every moment she could with her husband, children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Norman Blake of Dummerston; seven daughters, Kelly J. Call and her husband Timothy of W. Brattleboro, Jennifer R. Armstrong and her husband Emelilo of Dummerston, Carrie A. Blake of Rensselaer, NY, Christine E. Blake of W. Brattleboro; Alissa J. Schoebel of NH, Syndyl L. Jean of Ayer, MA, and Shantyl Guile of CA; a son, Robert Page of NY; a sister, Dr. Terri Rutzen and her husband Scott of MI; five grandchildren, Ryan T. Call, Kassidy Call, Michael T. Call, Harper R. Armstrong, and Asa L. Heath; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to be made to Norman Blake to help with funeral expenses. Please mail checks to Ker-Westerlund Funeral Home, 57 High Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301.


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Terri Rutzen

August 23, 2014

If you only knew how much those "little" moments with you mattered to me..... I will never let go. I love you my sister.

Alissa Schoebel

August 22, 2014

Mom I will always miss you... Im so sad you wont be here to make me make great achievements in my life in the future and get married to the best man that has ever come into my life. Justin and I truly love you both!

wendy Davidson-Foster

August 22, 2014

Aunt Melissa
you were a very beautiful lady. Now you can rest. You will be everybody's angel looking down on us all. God Bless

Frances Wheeler

August 22, 2014

Melissa was a good friend and very easy going down to earth person.. I'm so glad to have known her ..I will miss you.. I know heaven has a very special Angel ..

Kaitlyn Rutzen

August 22, 2014

Essa- always and forever I will love you and miss you.

Christine Blake

August 22, 2014

I love you mom. Your grand baby loves you

August 22, 2014

Our deepest sympathy to all the family members of Melissa Blake. She will always be remembered for her great smile and the extreme love she had for her family. It was especially evident of the true love she had for her husband, Norman. May all your memories of the special moments you had with her be your strength to get through this difficult time. Our thought and prayers go out to all of you! Love Terry and Suzie Quesnel

Linda Lee Edwards

August 22, 2014

For once in my life there are no words to express my feelings. Melissa loved life, her grandkids and most of all her husband, Norman. She was a good friend and I will miss her. Rest now my friend.

jason hume

August 22, 2014

Melissa was a wonderful women with a heart of gold. You will be missed by so many but never forgotten rip love ya

Tami Gray

August 22, 2014

Melissa, Its hard to believe that you are no longer on this earth with us. I am going to miss hanging out with you or just calling you up to say hi. I know you will be looking down on us and your grandchildren. Until we meet again my friend. Love you