Clifford A. Blackman, 81


Clifford A. Blackman, 81Marlborough – Clifford A. Blackman, 81, former longtime resident of Hudson, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Dorothy (Sykes) Blackman, in 2009.

Born in Hudson, son of the late Clifford A and Greta P. (Nolan) Blackman, he was a graduate of Hudson High School, class of 1949, and later was a member of the Massachusetts National Guard for seven years. He spent 10 years as a call firefighter with the Hudson Fire Department, and is remembered mostly for his service as a Hudson police officer for 31 years, retiring in 1994.

He is survived by his brother, Richard Blackman and his wife Jeanne of Hudson, and also his niece, two nephews, and many cousins.

In compliance with Mr. Blackman's wishes, family and friends may attend a graveside service Friday, March 9, at 11 a.m., in Forestvale Cemetery, Broad Street in Hudson. There are no calling hours. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of: Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home of Hudson.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the Hudson Food Pantry, 28 Houghton St., Hudson, MA 01749.

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