1935 – 2015
Claremont, NH – Edward “David” Blake, 79, of Davis St. died Monday, January 12, 2015 in the Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont. He was the loving husband of Kathleen (Barnett) Blake. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Edward and Dorothy (Jacques) Blake.
Before moving to New Hampshire, where Mr. Blake lived for 30 years, he lived in Pascoag, RI. He was a supervisor for Hale Manufacturing, Cyril Johnson Manufacturing, and Dartmouth Woolen. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and working in his garden. He loved doing everything outdoors.
In addition to his wife, he leaves his sons, David R. Blake of Thompson, Michael Riley of ME, Jason Blake of Claremont, NH, and Jeremy Blake of Claremont, NH; his daughter, Diane Stevens of Oxford, MA; his brothers, Richard Blake, and Gerald Blake; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his son, Daniel Blake and his two brothers, Paul Blake and Philip Wood.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with David’s family from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 16, 2015 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St. Putnam, CT with a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial in Putnam Heights Cemetery will take place in the spring. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.