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February 2, 2012

Constance G. Blethen, 85

Constance G. Blethen, 85, of North Conway, NH died January 24, 2012 at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway.

Born in Haverhill, MA, the daughter of Jesse and Annie (Law) Gleed, she grew up in Merrimac, MA, lived in Haverhill, MA for 15 years and in Westboro, MA for 23 years prior to moving to North Conway in 1989. Mrs. Blethen sold designer fabrics and was a seamstress while in Westboro.

She had been an active church volunteer in the North Parish Community Congregational Church in Haverhill and superintendent of the church Sunday school. While in North Conway she was a member of the First Church of Christ Congregational and very active on several committees. She was an excellent athlete, enjoyed basketball, golf, skiing and she was an avid cook.

The family includes: her husband of 64 years, Arnold J. Blethen of North Conway; a son, Raymond D. Blethen III of Concord; a daughter, Cynthia Rondeau of Grafton, MA; three grandchildren, Nicole Rondeau of Blackstone, MA, Raymond D. Blethen IV of Londonderry and Stephen R. Blethen of Allenstown and two great-grandchildren, Ashlyn O. Blethen of Allenstown and Raymond D. Blethen V of Londonderry.

ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be held Monday January 30, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the First Church of Christ Congregational in North Conway with the Rev. Gilman E. Healy, pastor, officiating. Visiting hours will be held Sunday January 29, 2012 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway. Donations may be sent to the Rotary Foundation c/o North Conway Rotary Club, P.O. Box 1034, North Conway, NH 03860.