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Donald G Blais

Date of Death: December 25, 2009

Date of Birth: November 28, 1932


Auburn-Donald G. Blais, 77, of Auburn, died Christmas Day at the Hospice House surrounded by his family.

He was born November 28, 1932 in Waterville, Maine the son of Gerard and Gloria Blais.

He graduated from Lewiston High School in 1952 and attended college on California.

He married Eleanor Fleury Sawyer in 1966.

Don held several sales positions on both the West and East Coasts.   He also started Fashion Lane Uniforms on Main St. in Lewiston in the early 70’s.  He owned and operated this business until his retirement in 1992.

He and Ellie enjoyed extensive travel and golf as long as their health permitted. 

He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Lucien.

Don is survived by his wife of 43 years, Eleanor Blais of Auburn, son Thomas Sawyer and his wife Susan of Westfield, Massachusetts, and their children Chris and Emily, daughter Brenda Sawyer and her husband Kit Perry of Gardiner, his faithful cat companion Shadow who brought him great comfort during his illness and his coffee buddies at Dunkin Donuts.

Don’s family would like to thank Androscoggin Home Health Care and Hospice for the gentle, professional care they provided to him and his family.

At Don’s request there will be no public service.  A graveside memorial service will be held in the spring.

The family requests that any memorial donations be made to a local humane society or animal shelter in honor of Don’s love of animals.

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