Carole N. Blasco, 80, of 14 Crescent Park, Warren, died on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at home. She was born on Feb. 23, 1936, in Candor, Pa., to the late John and Leila Neal. She graduated from McDonald High School in McDonald, Pa., and attended the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, graduating in 1957. She served in various capacities as a Registered Nurse, with her longest tenure at Warren General Hospital. Carole was a 50 year member of the First Presbyterian Church, where she served as a past deacon, and was an active member of the choir – fondly referred to as “the mother of the choir family.” She had also served on the board of Watson Memorial Home. She was a cancer survivor. She leaves behind her love of sports and music, which includes her baby grand piano. She loved to travel, especially on beach vacations. She was the family matriarch, connecting generations with the embodiment of unconditional love. She was a mother and friend to anyone she met. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death on July 1, 2015, by her husband of 58 years, Joseph N. Blasco (married in 1957 in Paris, Pa.); and two older brothers, John N. Neal and Robert D. Neal. She is survived by four children, Lynn Patterson (and husband, Paul), of Pittsburgh; Paul J. Blasco (and wife, Kim), of Russell; Jane A. Blasco, of Martinsburg, W.V.; and Thomas N. Blasco (and wife, Kellie), of Warren; seven grandchildren, Michael Duran, Meghan Duran, Andrew Duran, Trapper Ralston, Hana Blasco, Rachel Blasco, and Joseph Blasco; and four greatgrandchildren, Paisley Duran, Juliette Duran, Lennox Alvarez and Nash Alvarez. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at the First Presbyterian Church in Warren, with the Rev. Lee Beckes officiating. There will be luncheon afterward in Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 300 Market St., Warren, PA, 16365, or to the American Cancer Society, 2 West Crescent Park, Warren. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home in Warren is in charge of arrangements. Email condolences may be sent by visiting