Marcel Blais


Mars 11, 1929
Décembre 2, 2019

Le lundi 2 décembre 2019, à l'âge de 90 ans, est décédé Marcel Blais.  Natif de Québec, Marcel est le fils de Joseph Adjutor Blais et de Marie Adrienne Racine, le frère de Jean-Marie, Roland et Jacques ainsi que l’époux de feu Jeannine Turcotte.  En 1953, il a marié sa bien-aimée Jeannine à Québec et est parti faire sa carrière à Picatinny Arsenal à Dover, New Jersey.  Diplomé de Seton Hall University, il a travaillé au sein de l’armée américaine à titre de chimiste.  Dans sa profession, il a reçu des honneurs et des brevets résultants de ses recherches.  Marcel était résident de Newton, New Jersey, de Malone, New York et tout récemment de Valleyfield, Québec.  Passionné du hockey, de la motoneige ainsi que de la radio amateur, Marcel a toujours fait face à la vie avec humour, positivisme et avec une grande foi.  Il laisse dans le deuil, ses fils André et Richard (Stephanie Echols),  sa fille Nancy, ses petits-enfants Justin (Ashley Chargin), Renée (Richard Adams), Kristen, Emersyn, Zacharie et Gabrielle, ses arrière-petits-enfants Easton et Bishop, ainsi que plusieurs neveux, nièces, parents et amis.  La famille accueillera parents et amis, le samedi 14 décembre de 9h à 10h40, au Salon Funéraire Rodrigue Montpetit & Fils Inc.  Les funérailles bilingues suivront en l'Église St-Joseph, 16 rue York, Huntingdon à 11h00.  Inhumation au cimetière de Malone, New York  une date ultérieure.  Les messages de sympathie peuvent être transmis au
On Monday, December 2, 2019, Marcel Blais passed away at age 90.  Born in Quebec City, he is the son of Joseph Adjutor Blais and Marie Adrienne Racine, brother of Jean-Marie, Roland and Jacques as well as husband of the late Jeannine Turcotte.  In 1953, Marcel married his beloved Jeannine in Quebec City and left to pursue a career at Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, New Jersey.  Graduate of Seton Hall University, he worked for the United States Army as a chemist.  In his profession, he received honors and patents as a result of his research.  Marcel was a resident of Newton, New Jersey, Malone, New York, and more recently Valleyfield, Québec.  Passionate about hockey, snowmobiling and amateur radio, Marcel always faced life with humour, positivity and with great faith.  He leaves to mourn his sons André and Richard (Stephanie Echols), his daughter Nancy, his grandchildren Justin (Ashley Chargin), Renée (Richard Adams), Kristen, Emersyn, Zacharie and Gabrielle, his great grandchildren Easton and Bishop, as well as many nephews, nieces, family and friends.  The family welcomes relatives and friends on Saturday, December 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. at Rodrigue Montpetit  et Fils Funeral Home. A bilingual funeral service will follow at St-Joseph Church, 16 York Street, Huntingdon at 11:00 a.m.  Burial in Malone, New York to follow at a future date.  Messages of condolences may be sent to
Salon  funéraire Rodrigue Montpetit et Fils Inc. 
170, rue Châteauguay
Huntingdon, Québec, J0S1H0

Condoleances (18)

  • Joanne Boutet

    Je suis de tout cœur avec vous devant ce deuil. Je ne pourrai me joindre à vous pour le funérailles mais mes pensées vous accompagnent.

    Wednesday, Dec 4 2019 6:52:04pm
  • Tami Westra

    So very sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. I know how very important he was to you and your family.. God bless you all with your healing.

    Thursday, Dec 5 2019 1:45:34am
  • Jane Ervin-Blais

    A good man, friend,husband,father,grand-father and great grandfather. Marcel, you brought joy, love and support to all who knew you. Justin, Renee and I give thanks and are honored to have had you in our lives. We will miss you greatly. Rest in peace in the arms of our Lord dear Marcel. Adieu.

    Thursday, Dec 5 2019 7:38:54am
  • Jane Ervin-Blais

    Marcel spread joy, love to all. It's an honor to have known you. The Lord be with you. Adieu.

    Thursday, Dec 5 2019 8:18:21am
  • Betsy Brabon

    Nancy- Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. When my son played hockey in malone I remember your father being at the rink with a great big smile whenever I saw him. May you be blessed with happy memories of your life with your father.

    Thursday, Dec 5 2019 1:37:03pm
  • Alice and Mackenzie LaPlant

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. May your fondest memories help you through this time of loss.

    Friday, Dec 6 2019 12:54:34am
  • Monique martin

    Mes condoléances à la famille, principalement à toi Nancy. Je voyais en ton père un homme très sympathique, humain et toujours souriant.

    Friday, Dec 6 2019 11:26:39am
  • raymond labrecque

    mès condoléances a la famiile homme sympatique on c`est connue au tournoi de hockey pee-wee 418-524-6606

    Saturday, Dec 7 2019 2:05:56pm
  • Jim Bessette

    Sorry to learn about Marcel, a man of gentleness and sincerity. When I coached Malone Minor Hockey he volunteered to help, and help he did. He knew much more about hockey than I and had a wonderful rapport with the kids who loved him, as did I.
    His passion for hockey was inspiring and fun. I fondly recall him twirling around all Malone’s young “studs” with astounding agility and grace. Nobody had to say how much better he was, they just knew.
    I learned a lot from Marcel, not only about hockey, but how to be truly a gentleman. And, while I never improved my French as well as he said I could, I still practice like he suggested and strongly believe that he influenced me in ensuring that my daughter became fluent.
    Au revoir, mon ami.
    Jim Bessette

    Saturday, Dec 7 2019 9:53:25pm
  • joelle e poirier

    Dear Nancy and family members, so glad we were acquainted with such an admirable man. You never have enough time with those you really care about.there is no time in Heaven but eternity where I hope and pray he will be one of the first to greet us and where there will never be such partings.Praying for all of you that The Sacred Heart of Jesus And the Sorrowful Heart of Mary be of great comfort to you now and forever. God Bless , it was a blessed and happy privilege to know your Dad.

    Sunday, Dec 8 2019 2:12:09am
  • Janine Paddock

    Dear Nancy and family,
    I am sorry to read about Marcel. He was a true gentleman and always had the best sense of humor.
    He lived a great life on this side of the world, so may he now rest in peace with his loving wife, Jeannine by his side in heaven.
    With Sympathy and prayers,
    Janine Paddock

    Sunday, Dec 8 2019 4:17:28pm
  • James Dora

    Dear family, even though we knew Marcel’s health was deteriorating the last couple of years, we were surprised and greatly saddened to hear of his passing. He was such a good neighbor and we always enjoyed our conversations with him. May you take comfort in knowing ours was one of many lives he touched in such a positive way. Rest In Peace Marcel. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Jim and Trudi Dora

    Sunday, Dec 8 2019 7:16:49pm
  • Debra Lee Blais

    Very saddened to hear the passing of Mr. Marcel Blais ...I loved him ....he was a great person, loving father, and a funny happy person in my life ..... Rest In Peace you great man....every hockey game I watch ....and always will be in my ❤️ heart.

    Monday, Dec 9 2019 6:06:50pm
  • Ed Nelson

    Rich. My condolences on your Dad’s passing. It’s been many years but the entire Blais clan brought lots of hockey smiles to Sparta and to CCM. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers... Ed Nelson

    Tuesday, Dec 10 2019 12:32:20am
  • Ruth Carr

    Andre, you and your family are in my heart and mind. My condolences on the passing of your Dad. Ruth

    Tuesday, Dec 10 2019 8:33:40pm
  • Lois J Shaw

    Dear Nancy and family, my sincere sympathy to you and your family

    Tuesday, Dec 10 2019 9:40:20pm
  • Carole & Michel

    Nous sommes de tout coeur avec vous ! Nos prières vous accompagnent !

    Wednesday, Dec 11 2019 4:11:20pm
  • Walter Murphy

    I only learned of Marcel's passing on December 14. I knew Marcel when he lived in Newton, NJ. We were fellow Amateur Radio operators and shared many hours of enjoyment in the Hobby. When he moved to Malone NY I lost contact with him but still feel the loss of a nice person after all these years. My deepest Sympathies to the family...

    Saturday, Dec 14 2019 11:54:51pm

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