Anne Flanagan Blackburn

Raised in Middlebury

Blackburn, Anne (1)CHESHIRE — Anne Flanagan Blackburn, 80, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Mid-State Medical Center in Meriden.

Anne was born Dec. 22, 1933, in Waterbury, Conn. She was raised in Middlebury, attended Waterbury Catholic High, and graduated from The St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing in Waterbury, class of 1954. She was a registered nurse for St. Mary’s Hospital in the mid-1950s. Living in Cheshire since 1980, Anne was a communicant of St. Bridget Church.

Anne was an avid Connecticut historian and loved the Connecticut shore. She enjoyed gardening, wildlife, and most of all spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Helen (LeClair) Flanagan of Middlebury and her sister, Sister Dorothy Flanagan, CND, of Waterbury.

Anne is survived by her sister Jacqueline Lydon of Newport, R.I.; daughter Nancy Blackburn D’Aloia and her husband, John, of Colts Neck, N.J.; sons David Blackburn and John Blackburn and his wife, Terry, of Cheshire; and her grandchildren Kathleen, Andrew, Stephanie, and Nicole.

Visitation at Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Waterbury and a funeral Mass at St. John of the Cross in Middlebury were Monday, Aug. 25. Burial was at Middlebury Cemetery. For online condolences or to share a story or photo, please visit



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