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Blanche A. (Znamierowski) Davidowicz, 84, of Ward Hill, passed away peacefully at Lawrence General Hospital on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, surrounded by her family.
Blanche was born in Somerville on June 13, 1932, daughter of the late Lucyen and Sophie (Bolezja) Znamierowski of Poland. Raised in Ballardvale section of Andover. She was a graduate of Punchard High School, Andover. Blanche was employed for several years with the Doherty Real Estate and Insurance Company in Andover, as well as Baybank.
Wife of the late Walter E. Davidowicz, who passed in 1995, They shared 35 years of loving marriage. They began to raise their family in the Ward Hill section of Haverhill after purchasing Crescent Farms in 1964. She worked alongside her husband at their farm that is still operating today. Blanche was a devout Catholic and longtime volunteer and parishioner of Sacred Hearts Church. She was active for many years with the Topsfield Fair 4-H. She was very proud of her Polish heritage, often cooking the way she was taught by her mother. Blanche’s real joy in her life was her family. She often remarked that her initials may be “B.A.D.” but she certainly was not.
The Davidowicz family would like to send thanks to the loving staff at Haverhill Crossing where Blanche resided the past year. They truly cared for her and became part of her extended family. Blanche was also like a second mom to many people of all ages and will be greatly missed by many.
Her surviving family members include her cherished children, Frances L. Eason and husband, Jeffrey of E. Boston, Jay Davidowicz and wife, Jamie of Haverhill, C. Michael Davidowicz and wife, Debbie of Haverhill and Ann M. Davidowicz and husband, Dan Bresnahan of Haverhill; grandchildren that referred to her as “Bam” or "Babci" are Amanda Eason Mazza, Joshua Eason, Christopher Davidowicz, Adam Davidowicz, Joseph Davidowicz, Cody Davidowicz, Cameron Davidowicz and Candice Davidowicz; great-grandson, Ryan Mazza; sister of the late Veronica “Chochi” Switlekowski and Gerald Znamierowski; many loving nieces, nephews and extended family; mother of the late Robert W. Davidowicz who passed in 1987.
Visiting hours Sunday, May 14, in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 So. Main Street, Bradford, from 4 to 7 p.m. Services will be Monday beginning in the funeral home at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sacred Hearts Church, 165 So. Main Street, Bradford at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Blanche’s memory to the Food Pantry of Sacred Hearts Parish, 48 So. Chestnut St., Bradford, MA 01835. For directions and the online guestbook, please visit www.driscollcares.com.
Published on  May 12, 2017
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