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Irenee F. Blais
MANVILLE - Irenee F. Blais, 87, of Old River Road died Saturday, October 16, 2010 at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. He was the husband of Rita I. (Giguere) Blais. Mr. and Mrs. Blais celebrated their 60th anniversary on April 29.
A lifelong resident of Manville, he was a son of the late Donat and Denise (Bedard) Blais.
Mr. Blais was a carpenter and molder operator for E. Brodeur & Sons, Woonsocket and later worked as a carpenter at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, North Providence before retiring.
He was a World War II Army veteran and a communicant of St. James Church, Manville.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Diane Catalano and Janet Pincince, both of Cumberland; three sons, George Blais of West Kingston, Donald Blais of Providence and Paul Blais of Athens, GA; two brothers, Gerard and Fernand Blais, both of Manville; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Paul, Maurice, Romeo, Richard and Bernard Blais, and Florence Letendre and Laurette Ruel.
A Memorial Mass will be held SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23 at 10 A.M. in St. James Church, 33 Division Street, Manville. Burial, with military honors, will be in St. James Cemetery, Manville.
Calling Hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Blais' memory to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 would be appreciated. For Directions and Guest Book, please visit www.bellowsfh.com. Arrangements by BELLOWS-FALSO FUNERAL CHAPEL, 160 River Road, Lincoln.
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