1927 – 2013
Putnam – Eva (Vaillant) Blain, 86, of Ballou St., passed peacefully into the hands of the Lord on Friday, September 27, 2013 in Day Kimball Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife of the late Romeo L. Blain, Sr. Born in Woonsocket, RI, on February 25, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Desirè and Malvina (Morrisseau) Vaillant.
Mrs. Blain was a stitcher for Bates Shoe and Putnam Manufacturing, retiring in 1981. Eva loved to crochet, eat Chinese food on Wednesdays, play cards, bingo, and go to the casino. She was a member of the Putnam VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Ladies of Saint Anne, and the Columbiettes.
Eva is survived by her sons, Romeo L. Blain, Jr. and his wife Joanne of North Grosvenordale and Donald Blain and his wife Cheryl of North Grosvenordale; her daughter Claire Dahl and her husband Robin of Peaks Island, ME; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter; Lorraine (LaPorte) St. Denis.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Eva’s family from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale CT. A gathering will begin at 9:00 am on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.