Jacqueline Blais, 96, of Marlborough

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Jacqueline BlaisDec. 24, 1927 ~ March 31, 2024

Marlborough – Jacqueline, “Jackie”, Blais of Marlborough entered into eternal rest on March 31, 2024 at age 96 surrounded by her loving family.

Jackie was born in Ste. Marguerite, Dorchester, Quebec, Canada and was the eldest daughter of Alfreda (Ferland) and Clovis Blais of Quebec.  She met and fell in love with Alphonse Blais, and they were married for 69 years at the time of his passing in 2015.

She was the loving mother to André and his wife Deanna, Roger, Hélène, Patricia, Lucie and her husband Skee Bigelow, Rose Marie and her husband Roy Flournoy, Lise and Michelle.

Mémère to Kimberly, André, Desirée, Shila, Noelle, Brian, Lindsay, Mark, Sterling, Kayla and Jacqueline and Great Mémère to Ruby, Pfeiffer, Whitney, Lyla, Chloe, Hayden, Gavin, Owen, Bradley, Charlie, Eleanor, Teddy and Brayden.

Jacqueline was pre- deceased by her Loving Husband, Alphonse Blais and daughters, Denise, wife of Lawrence Jessie and Monique, wife of Michael Hill. She was also pre-deceased by her brother, Patrick, and sisters, Madeleine, Elaine, Yvette, Laurette and Carmen. She is survived by her sisters Edith and Colette.

Jacqueline found solace and strength in her faith and was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and Saint Mary’s Church. She was an Associate of the Sisters of St. Chretienne.

Outside of the home, Jackie worked at Marlboro Wire Goods, American Optical and retired from the Raytheon Corporation.

She was known for her “keep going” attitude and endless energy.  Her countless skills Included building stone walls, staining furniture, chair caning, re-upholstering furniture and sealing driveways to name just a few.

Jacqueline enjoyed nothing more than time with her family and spent many enjoyable hours with friends and family at the cottage in Canada. There was always a pot of soup on the stove and fresh picked vegetables/salad from the garden for anyone who stopped in. She loved her time gardening, canning and picking fresh blueberries and raspberries.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 5, 2024 from 4-7 pm in the Short and Rowe Funeral Home, 95 West Main St., Marlborough, MA.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 10:30 am in the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough, MA followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Beach St., Marlborough.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in Jackie’s honor.

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