Abram J. Blanken, age 91

of Hingham

Abram J. Blanken, age 91

Hingham, Abram J. Blanken, age 91, of Hingham, died peacefully, Sunday, August 4, 2019 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth, in the comfort of his loving family.

Abram was born in the Netherlands to the late Geert and Aukje (Nicolai) Blanken. He was raised and educated there and immigrated to the United States in 1957. He had lived in the Syracuse and Rochester, New York area before moving to Hingham in 1969.

In 1978 he founded Dutch Maid Bakery in Dorchester where he worked until retirement.

Abram was an avid gardener and had enjoyed traveling throughout the world with his late wife, Anna. He was proud to have taught himself the Spanish language.

He was a man of faith and a former member of the First Presbyterian Church in Quincy.

Beloved husband of the late Anna Catherine (Dejager) Blanken.

Devoted father of Lineke Pearson and her husband Joseph of Norwell, Gary Blanken of Quincy, John Blanken of Scituate, and the late Janneke Blanken and her husband Richard Cheney of Hingham.

Loving grandfather of Joe Pearson, Adam Pearson, Anna Blanken, and Michelle Blanken.

Dear brother of the late Klaske Starke.

Memorial Services will be conducted at the First Presbyterian Church, 270 Franklin Street, Quincy on Saturday, September 7th at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Drew Hanson will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Abram’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.


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  • Sorry for your loss John!!🙏🙏

  • Dear John, Blanken and extended family,

    We were very sadden to here about the passing of Abram. We wish you strength during this difficult time our thoughts are with you.

    Kawalec & Menasco Families

  • I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Dear John and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time. May your dad Rest In Peace

  • So many good Aruba memories…may he rest in peace..Our condolences, John

  • I loved Abram Anna and the children! I knew them from 1st Presbyterian and my children, Leanne and Kristin were friends of their’s. Bram was a true man of faith and questioned and was always eager to learn. He loved to sail and I always thought that he and his Anna made a stunning couple! I know where they are without a question , together again with our Lord!

  • So,so very sorry for your loss. Anna & Abram were my neighbors living across the street from me for many years on Bel Adair Rd. They were a lovely and devoted couple.