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June 3, 1922 - January 4, 2015
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Everett Blair, 92, of Holliston, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on January 4, 2015. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, he was the son of the late Marjorie (Stimpson) and Hugh Blair. He was the husband of 62 years to the late Mary (Moore) Blair who passed away in 2012.
Everett worked for Draper Corp./North American Rockwell in Hopedale until its closing and Boston Digital of Hopkinton. A U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII, he served as Chief Petty Officer aboard the USS Hailey and saw action in the South Pacific, earning 7 battle stars. Everett also served with the Merchant Marines after the war. He was a charter member of the Leonard D. Chesmore Post 8507 VFW, and a Past Commander of the Charles F. Duford Post 47 American Legion. Everett was a Mayflower descendant of John Alden and George Soule. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church of Holliston.
He is survived by his children, Bobby (Mayor) and Thomas Blair of Holliston, Michael Blair and his wife Carol of Harwich, M. Terri Driscoll and her husband James of Dennis and Patricia Maley and her husband Robert of Northbridge. He leaves 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his siblings, Hugh of Alabama, John of Arkansas, Wilbur of Mendon, Arthur and James of Milford and George of RI, as well as his sisters, Jesse Motchman of Ashland, Dorothy Olson of Upton and Ruth Miller of FL.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 9th from 4-7p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com. Internment of his ashes will take place on Saturday, January 10th at 10:45a.m. in St. Mary’s Cemetery followed by a celebration of life at 11:30a.m. at Faith Community Church in Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Legion “Downtown Marigold Project,” P.O. Box 6537, Holliston, MA 01746 or to the Holliston Pantry Shelf, P. O. Box 6662, Holliston.