Francis Charles Blair, 93, of Main Street, Norfolk, died surrounded by his loving family in his home on Monday January 28, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Beatrice A. (Beckwith) Blair who predeceased him in 1996.
Born in Boston, on December 30, 1919, he was a loving son of the late Charles and Mary (Parks) Blair. Educated at Malden Catholic High School, Mr. Blair had been employed as a Railroad Clerk. He had worked for many years prior to his retirement at the ACME Fast Freight Company in Boston, where he had also been the Union Steward.
He was a proud United States Army Veteran, having served his country during World War Two in the European African Middle Eastern Theatre. He was in the Battle of the Bulge. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant and was awarded the American Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, World War Two Victory Medal, and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal. He was a member of the American Veterans and the Disabled American Veterans.
He was admired for the positive effect he had on all who knew him. He will long be remembered for having a great attitude about life, and for his kind and generous nature.
He is survived by loving children, Jonathan H. Blair of Rochester, NY, Burt W. Blair of Dedham, Charles W. “Wells” Blair of Rosemount, MN, Annette Monks of Lyons, MI, and Susan C. Boissonneault of Mendon. He was the devoted grandfather of eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the RJ Ross Funeral Home 135 South Street, Route 1A, Wrentham Centre, on Thursday from 4-8 PM. His funeral will be private.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Walpole Visiting Nurse Association, 55 West Street, #3, Walpole, MA 02081