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December 5, 1931 – December 31, 2018

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Obituary for Joseph Francis Blay

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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When 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

Service Information

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

Interment Information

Millard Cemetery
301 Main Rd.
Stamford, VT 05352