Friday, March 14, 2014

Blandine Schilling, formerly of 'Ernie's Corner' in Strathmere passes away at 105 years old.

Blandine Liagre Schilling
blandine schillingBlandine Liagre Schilling, age 105, formerly of Lansdowne, passed away peacefully on February 21st. Her beloved husband Ernest predeceased her in 1991. Surviving are her children Claudette Leyden, Ernest Schilling, Gerard Schilling, Erick Schilling, Susan Boyd, Lorraine Lunney, Paul Schilling, eighteen grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.

Blandine emigrated from France at the age of 19. While studying English at Frankford HS she met her future husband Ernest, who emigrated from Germany. They were devout Catholics and active members of St. Philomena Roman Catholic Church in Lansdowne. They owned the Fernwood Diner in East Lansdowne.
For the past 17 years Blandine resided in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. A Funeral Mass will be held at Saint John Chrysostom Church in Wallingford at 11 AM on March1st. Interment will be at SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Springfield.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice Care of the Lowcountry, PO Box 3827, Bluffton, SC 29910.

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