Samuel Blackburn December 10, 1970 - August 2, 2011 LISBON - Samuel Blackburn, 40, of Middletown, died on Tuesday, August 2, after a lengthy illness. Sammy was born on December 10, 1970 in Washington, D.C. and is the son of Dolores Rodrigues (Blackburn) of Lisbon and Samuel L. Blackburn of Houston, TX. Sammy delighted his parents, family and friends with his kindness, generosity and sense of humor. In addition to his mother and father, he is survived by his siblings, Taji Blackburn and Julissa Perez, of Houston, TX; grandmother, Ena Rodrigues of Lisbon; step-mother Carol Blackburn of Houston; two aunts, Grace Rodrigues of Lisbon and Lillian McClure of Maryland; and several aunts, uncles and cousins, including three very special cousins, Olivia, Roy and Eugenio. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, August 6, at 1:00 P.M. at St. Mary's Church, 70 Central Ave., Norwich. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The Woyasz & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.