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BLASI, James T. Of Bedford. Assistant Engineer who worked on optics and lasers at MIT Lincoln Laboratory for 36 years. A Korean War combat veteran, family man, and a man whose interests and curiosity knew no boundaries passed away peacefully at home on June 2, 2013 with his family by his side, at the age of 77 after a brave and long battle with cancer. Son of the late Olindo and Anna (Gualtieri) Blasi. James is survived by his wife Sandra L. (Megna) Blasi. Loving father of Laura Zampell and the late James M. Zampell of Bedford, James Blasi of FL, and Michael Blasi and his wife Zuzka Volicer Blasi of Acton. Cherished grandfather of Joseph Zampell, Dante Blasi, and Evka Blasi. Brother of Sylvia Packard of VA, Beatrice Blasi of NY, Richard Blasi of CA, and the late Norma Tallon and Charles Blasi. Also survived by sister-in-law Jane Blasi and brother-in-law Richard Megna, and many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours in Shawsheen Funeral Home, 281 Great Rd., BEDFORD on Wed., June 5, 2013 4-8pm. Relatives and friends invited. In lieu of flowers, donations in James' name to , 43 Nagog Park, Suite 110, Acton, MA 01720-3426 are appreciated. More info and directions: www.shawsheenfuneralhome.com
Published in The Boston Globe on June 4, 2013
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