Louise Viger Blais

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RUMFORD — Louise Viger Blais, 66, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Central Maine Medical Center with her family by her side. She was a resident of Route 120 in Rumford.

She was born in Rumford, Aug. 23, 1946, a daughter of Wilfred H. “Chick” and Emma (Richardson) Viger. She was a graduate of Stephens High School in Rumford with the class of 1965. She was CNA for the Rumford Hospital, Cozy Inn and also private duty.

Louise was a member of the Dixfield American Legion. She enjoyed her trips to Foxwoods with her daughters and her sisters; she enjoyed bingo, knitting, vacationing with her family, attending her grandchildren’s sporting events. Her grandchildren were the light of her life and affectionately called her Gammy.

She was married in Rumford, July 25, 1965, to Norman Blais, who survives of Rumford.

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Other survivors include a son, Robert Blais of Rumford; two daughters, Pamela Welch and her husband, David, of Rumford and Debra Blais of Rumford; three grandchildren, Connor Blais of Rumford and Taylor and Cam Welch of Rumford; siblings, Dr. David Lee Durham and his wife, Chen-Ying, of Boerne, Texas, Brenda Howitt and her husband, Rodney, of Rumford, Wilfred “Chick” Viger Jr. of Marstons Mills, Mass., Marlene Viger of Rumford, Wayne Viger and wife, Carolyn, of Turner, Robert Viger, Roger Viger and wife, Cindy, of Rumford and Sandra Hebert and her husband, Chris of Dixfield; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends and relatives are invited to sign the online guest book and share memories with the family at www.meaderandson.com.

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