Mary E. Blinn, 67, of Broad Brook, loving wife of James G. Blinn, passed away at her home on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by her loved ones.
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Mary was born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Charles and Evelyn Giordano of Colchester. She graduated from Bacon Academy in 1965, then attended Porter and Chester Institute, where she obtained a certificate and became an electronic technician and worked for a short time at Hamilton Standard. Her true love was being a homemaker and caring for her children and grandchildren. She was a devoted Catholic and member of St. Catherine Church, where she was a Eucharistic minister, served on the parish council, and enjoyed teaching second-grade CCD. She married James Blinn on May 2, 1970, and was happily married for 43 years. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
Mary will be fondly remembered and never forgotten by her loving family; her daughter, Paula Morabito of Colchester; her son, John, and his wife, Sarah, of Windsor Locks; her five grandchildren, Dylan, Amanda, and Erica Morabito and Zachary and Rachael Blinn; two sisters, Evelyn Bayles and husband, Edward, of Columbia, Md., and Diane Riemann and husband, Bruce, of New London; two godchildren, Donna Martin and Narissa Myers; and several nieces and a nephew. Mary was predeceased by a brother, Thomas Giordano; and a sister, Mathilda Infante.
A funeral service will begin on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 9 a.m. from the Bassinger & Dowd Funeral Home, 37 Gardner St., East Windsor, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Catherine Church, Broad Brook. Burial will follow in Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Catherine Church Stained Glass Window Fund, 6 Windsorville Road, Broad Brook, CT 06016.
For online condolences and directions, visit
Bassinger & Dowd Funeral Home
37 Gardner Street
East Windsor, CT 06088
Published in Journal Inquirer from Feb. 18 to Feb. 22, 2014