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David F. Blay

1953-2010 ARLINGTON, VT David F. Blay, 56, a resident of Covered Bridge Road in Arlington, passed away Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt.

Born in North Adams, Mass. on Aug. 20, 1953, son of Joseph Blay and Nancy Busby, David attended schools in Stamford, Vt., and St. Joseph's School in North Adams. David worked as an auto body technician for KM Motors in North Adams, Manchester Wood in Granville, N.Y., for 14 years, and then at Hand Motors in Manchester, Vt. as a detailer for five years.

David liked to fish, work on cars, especially auto body, and to go on drives. He cherished times spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.

David was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam Era, and he was a member of the American Legion Post 69, Arlington.

David leaves his wife, the former Susan Gomeau of Arlington; his daughters, Eileenann Burgess and her husband, Paul, of Arlington, and Elizabeth Blay and her significant other, Ralph Billings, of Bennington; his brother, Joseph F. Blay of Springfield, Mass.; his sister, Deborah Farnham-Bartell of Springfield; his grandchildren, Veronica, William, Andrew, David, Maria, Lucas and Ralph, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

MEMORIAL NOTICE: A celebration of the life of David F. Blay will be held Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at 2 p.m. at HANSON-WALBRIDGE FUNERAL HOME ARLINGTON CHAPEL, Historic Route 7A, Arlington, VT. Rev. David Hickey will conduct the service. There are no visiting hours. Interment will be private.

If friends desire, memorial gifts may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, c/o Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, Arlington Chapel, P.O. Box 528, Arlington, VT 05250. For directions or to send the family personal email condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, Arlington Chapel, Historic Route 7A, Arlington, VT.

Published in Bennington Banner from Feb. 15 to Feb. 17, 2010
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