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Raymond F. Blair
1930 - 2013 NORTH ADAMS Raymond F. Blair, 82, of 9 Cherokee Drive died Monday, April 22, 2013, at Williamstown Commons.
Born in Adams on Sept. 2, 1930, son of John and Mary (Schneider) Blair, he attended North Adams schools.
Raymond was last employed by Steinerfilm. Before that, he worked at Wall-Streeter Shoe Co., Hunter Outdoor Products, and Lilly's Music House.
He attended the First Baptist Church and enjoyed playing the piano.
Survivors include his wife, the former Claire Arnold, whom he married June 28, 1958; two daughters, Ruth Snow, and her husband, Larry, of Arlington, Vt., and Jennifer Blair of Adams; four grandchildren, Stacy Snow, April Houran, Larry Snow Jr., and Lukas Yelle; four great-grandchildren, Megan, Ryan, Nicole, and Madison; two sisters, Betty DeMarsico of North Adams and Elaine Bentley of Adams, and nieces and nephews.
Two sisters and one brother are deceased, Ruth Blair, Helen Hluboky and John Blair.
FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Raymond Blair will be Friday, April 26, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St., North Adams. Burial will be private. A calling hour will be held Friday from 12:30 to 1:30.
Memorial donations may be made to Shriner's Children's Hospital in care of the funeral home. To send flowers, a gift basket, card or message, please visit
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 24, 2013
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"Dear Claire, Ruth and Jenn, I am very sorry to here about your loss. I will always remember and be..."
- Craig Richardson
"Dear Jen and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I never met him but I heard wonderful things about..."
- Jennifer Kline
"I'm so sorry to hear about Uncle Ray's passing. I have fond memories of him. May you remember him as I..."
- Katherine (Devine) Bellotti
"Dear Claire, I want to extend to you and your family my deepest sympathy on your loss. Please know that..."
"Dear Claire, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time, Fran Buckley"
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