Jeannine B. Blais


1934 – 2014

LEWISTON — Jeannine B. Blais, 80, of 100 Campus Ave., Lewiston, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, while receiving the sacrament of anointing from her son.

She was born in Lewiston on June 6, 1934, a daughter of the late Sylvio Gauthier and Gabrielle Audette. On Sept. 9, 1950, she married Paul J. Blais at Saints Peter and Paul Church, where she was a member her entire life. Her husband died in 1982.

She was employed for several years in the maternity ward at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.

Survivors include her seven children, Denis, Lucille and her husband, Andre Latulippe, Roger, Richard, Roland and his wife, Suzanne, Rachel, a Sister of Charity from West Virginia, and Paul and his wife, Wendy. She also has six grandsons, two granddaughters and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Fernand Gauthier and Gerard “Pete” Gauthier and his wife, Constance; and a sister, Cecile Corneau and her husband, Willie.

Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Aline Bellavance Dube.

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