Blanche “Bambi” M. Truesdell, 70, a lifelong resident of Winchester, passed peacefully at
home surrounded by the love of her family after a period of declining health.
She was born a daughter to the late Julia (Marcfeld) and Harold Deane on May 26, 1953, in Keene, NH. She was educated locally at Thayer High School in Winchester class of 1971. She continued her education at Keene State College where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Early Education in 1976.
On December 28, 1974, Blanche exchanged vows with the love of her life, William Truesdell. They had a simple service in the family home in Winchester surrounded by the love of family and friends.
Blanche had worked at Winchester Elementary School as a teacher for 37 years.
Bambi had many joys and passions in life but nothing was more important than her family and friends. She enjoyed trips to the casino and collecting figurines of frogs. She also belonged to the VFW women’s auxiliary, the Winchester PTA and the National Education Association.
Mrs. Truesdell is survived by her loving husband, William Truesdell and their children, William J. and his wife Rebecca of Winchester and Robert M. and his wife Casey Truesdell of Hinsdale. She is also survived by her sister Anne M. Fyfield-Deane and her wife Anita of Keene and a foster brother Arthur Johnson and his wife Patricia of Winchester, as well as her grandchildren, Dean A. Truesdell of Winchester, Jackson W. Truesdell of Winchester, Julia J. Truesdell of Winchester and Gunner M. Truesdell of Winchester. She also leaves behind cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She is predeceased by her brother Harold “Bucky” Deane.
A graveside service with a gathering to celebrate the life of Blanche will be held on April 20, 2024. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made out in Blanche’s name to the VFW Scholarship fund Youth Scholarships – VFW c/o Winchester VFW Women’s Auxiliary PO Box 505 35 Main St Winchester, NH 03470. Services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46. South Winchester Street West Swanzey, NH. 03469. www.cheshirefamilyfh.com.