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Paul A. Blais

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Paul A. Blais, 85, of Westfield Rd., Meriden, formerly of Elizabeth Court, Rocky Hill died Wednesday, (August 28, 2002) in the MidState Medical Center in Meriden. He was the husband of the late Gilberte "Betty" Vezina Blais. Born in East Angus, Province of Quebec, Canada, December 16, 1916, a son of the late Arthur and Alice Duquette Blais, he had been raised in Berlin, NH until 1943 when he moved to Hartford and also had lived in West Hartford, East Hartford and Rocky Hill before moving to Meriden in February. Mr. Blais had been the proprietor of the Hartford Hilton Hotel Barber Shop for 30 years. He also had been a Hartford radio commentator for 15 years at WKNB and WEXT delivering a Sunday morning program called the "Paul Blais Show" which featured music by French artists. Mr. Blais is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Louise and Donald Pyers of Wallingford; his two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Shirley Blais of Windsor Locks and Michael and Lynne Blais of Berlin; his two brothers, Constant Blais of Berlin, NH and Marcil Blais of Manchester, NH; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Pricille Vaillancourt and his brothers, Valerien Blais and Herve Blais. His family will receive relatives and friends in the Yalesville Funeral home, 386 Main St., Yalesville section of Wallingford, Thursday TODAY from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from The Yalesville Funeral Home when the funeral cortege will proceed to Most holy Trinity Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 noon. Interment in Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, will be private. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Dr., Wallingford, CT 06492
Published in The Hartford Courant on Aug. 29, 2002
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