Christine Y. (Packard) Blethen “Auntie Chrissy”, 66, of Hopedale, passed away November 26, 2016 surrounded by her family at her home. She was the wife of Robert C. Blethen 10 years. She was born in Waltham, MA, daughter of the late Ernest & Marjorie (Estabrook) Packard and lived in Medway and Lantana, FL before moving to Hopedale 33 years ago. She was a graduate of Sea Crest High School in Lantana, FL, class of 1968. She also attended beauty school in Lantana, FL.
Christine retired in 2015 from E.M.C in Hopkinton where she was employed as an executive assistant. She was an advocate volunteer for Thanks to Yanks, American Cancer Society’s daffodil days and Leukemia Lymphoma Society Carla’s Champions. She was a dedicated Patriots fan and a previous season ticket holder. She loved spending time with her family and friends.
In addition to her husband she is survived by her daughter Toni (Sanchioni) McGrath and her husband James McGrath of Bellingham, one brother John Packard and his wife Sandi of Medway, two sisters, Francis Desillier of Avon Park, FL, Katherine “Kitty” Mosher and her husband Charlie of Medway. Two grandchildren, Amanda and Angelina McGrath both of Bellingham, her niece Linda (Patenaude) Maietta of Milford, close friend Toni Wallace of Hawthorne, FL and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by Mary Dupies, Marjorie Packard, Jeanne Parker, Frank Packard, Charles “Eddy” Packard, Ernest Packard Jr., Gerald Packard and Daniel Packard.
A funeral home service will be held Wednesday November 30th at 10:00 am at the Consigli Ruggerio Funeral home 46 Water Street. The burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday, November 29th 5:00-8:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.