Mrs. Shirley Bleckmann, 89, of Boscawen, formerly of Pittsfield, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Saturday, April 14, 2018.
Born on August 7, 1928 in Kalamazoo, MI, she was the daughter of the late Rudolph and Hettie Woodward Smith. Shirley moved from Kalamazoo, MI, to Pittsfield, NH when she was in high school and remained there, where she raised her family and fostered great friendships.
Shirley was deeply involved with the First Congregational Church in Pittsfield, where she served as a Sunday School Teacher, was a member of the Dorcas Guild, directed the Flower Committee, and volunteered countless hours. Shirley was voted "New Hampshire Mom" in 1992 and participated in the "Mom USA" finals in Lexington, KY, placing 5th in the nation. She enjoyed flower gardening, listening to the birds, and collecting miniature teapots. She had an avid sweet tooth for chocolate and was always well-supplied.
Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her husbands, Kurt Bleckmann, William Robinson, and Albert Riel; her son, Terry Robinson, and her brother, Paul Smith.
She is survived by her daughters, Peggy Reardon and her husband David of Gloucester, MA, and Jodi Alexander of Concord; her son, Douglas Robinson and life partner Victor Perea of San Diego, CA; daughter-in-law Denise Robinson of Epsom, NH; daughter-in-law Susan Bleckmann of Pittsfield, NH; her grandchildren Caleb and Eli Alexander, Kyle Reardon, Heidi Reardon, Amanda Orfanos, Christopher Johnson, Amy Thompson, Karen Kharitonov, Frederick Bleckmann, and Kathy Bleckmann; sisters, Ann Hoar and Peggy Weldon, both of Boscawen, several great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 19th at 11 A.M. in the First Congregational Church, 24 Main Street, Pittsfield. In lieu of flowers, donations in Shirley Bleckmann's memory may be made to First Congregational Church, PO Box 188, Pittsfield, NH 03263. Assisting the family with arrangements is the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home in Epsom, NH. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.stilloaks.com