Dolores Darling Blaise
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Dolores Darling Blaise
  • November 29, 1935 - August 11, 2017
  • Raynham, Massachusetts

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Dolores D. (Ayres) Blaise, age 81, of New Bedford, died Friday, August 11, 2017 in Charlton Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Lucien Blaise.

Born in Acushnet, the daughter of the late Francisco and Laura (Medeiros) Ayres, she spent most of her life in New Bedford and was a graduate of New Bedford High School.

Mrs. Blaise was employed as a Secretary in the New Bedford School Department for 15 years at the Winslow School. Prior to that she had worked for the Standard Times and Elco Dress Company in New Bedford. She enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling New England, crocheting and cooking.

She is survived by her three children Linda Ferreira and her husband Michael of Acushnet, Karen McMasters and her husband John of Raynham and Mark Blaise and his wife Stephanie of New Bedford; a brother Frank Ayres and his wife Valerie of South Carolina; a sister Inez Ayres of Fall River; and beloved sister in-law of Carol Ayres of New Bedford and Roger and Dorothy Blaise of Acushnet; ten grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Blaise was also pre-deceased by her three siblings Louis Ayres, Dorothy Morin and Manuel "Dusty" Portas.

Visitation from 8:45 to 9:45am Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 in the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. Burial will follow in the MA National Cemetery in Bourne at 11am. . To send a tribute please visit: www.rock-funeralhome.com