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Joseph F. Blair Sr.

Date of Death: May 2, 2010

Date of Birth: June 15, 1920


Joseph F. Blair Sr., 89, of Erskine Rd. died on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at Glendridge Nursing Home in Augusta. 

He was born on June 15, 1920 in Boston, MA the son of John and Norine Blair. Joseph moved to Maine in 1945.

At the age of 21 he earned his Marine Engineering License and worked for the Department of the Navy performing Army Transport during WWII. He spent his career at sea, in various positions of the engine room of large vessels. Joseph semi retired to Wood's Hole where he served as chief engineer for the steamship authority. He retired in 1987 and went on to participate in local town government.

He enjoyed reading the newspaper, keeping up on current events, telling stories, sharing his knowledge with others and time spent with family.

Joseph was predeceased by his wife Marie Blair, parents, brother Robert Blair, and a sister Marcia Blair. He is survived by son's Joseph Blair and his wife Cathy,  John, Charles, Christopher Blair, daughters Norine Mitchell and her husband Maurice, Mary Blair, brother John Blair, grandchildren Rebecca and Crystal Blair, Monique, Christopher and Michael Mitchell, James Reynolds, great grandchildren Faith and Akela Mitchell, Noah Crummet, special friends Evelyn French and Amanda Sproul.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 8th at 11 am at St. Denis Catholic Catholic Church in Whitefield, with a reception to follow at the church hall across the street.


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