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Joseph Blay

Joseph Francis Blay

Saturday, December 5th, 1931 - Monday, December 31st, 2018
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Joseph Francis Blay, 87 of Adams, MA died Monday December 31, 2018 at Williamstown Commons.
He was born in North Adams, MA on December 5, 1931 son of Godfrey and Valeda (Desormeaux) Blay. He attended the former Notre Dame Parochial School.
Joe worked for several area companies including Sprague Electric Co., Hunter Machine, Wall-Streeter and Morrison Berkshire. He was last employed in the maintenance department at the former Spruces Mobile Home Park.
He was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church and the Parish of St. John Paul II.
His wife was Nancy Alice (Busby) Blay who died on December 24, 2015. They were married on October 28, 1960.
Survivors include one son- Joseph Blay and his wife, Mary Kate of Springfield, MA and five grandchildren including Joseph I. Blay. He also leaves several great grandchildren; one brother- Godfrey "Frank" Blay Jr of Granville, NY and nieces and nephews including Mary Coury who was his primary caregiver. He was predeceased by his son, David Blay; his daughter, Debra Bartel; and his brothers and sisters including Cecile Wojnicki, Mary Rose Marony, Valeda Frank, William Blay and Arthur Blay.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Joseph Blay will be celebrated Saturday January 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Notre Dame-St. John Paul II Church in Adams. Burial will follow in Millard Cemetery in Stamford, VT. Calling hours at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA are Saturday morning from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM. Memorial donations may be made to St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church or St. John Paul II church in care of the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
    Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals- West Chapel
    521 West Main St.
    North Adams, MA 01247
    NORTH ADAMS, MA 01247
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 11:00am
    St. John Paul II Church
    21 Maple St.
    ADAMS, MA 01220
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  • Interment

    Millard Cemetery
    301 Main Rd.
    Stamford, VT 05352
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Patricia Kelly

Posted at 10:56am
I did not know Joe personally. I knew of him through his niece, Mary Coury. Mary often told me about the fun times she had with her Uncle going out for rides or taking him out for lunch or dinner. Mary was not only his niece, she was his caretaker, his friend and the one he could rely on 24/7. She loved his smile and his laughter was contagious. Joe will be missed greatly by Mary and her family and will be remembered in their hearts forever. Through Mary, I feel like he was a friend that passed on and left his footprints in our hearts. Rest in peace Dear Man and know that you were loved deeply.

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