NEW BEDFORD — 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, five 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.
Her Funeral Services are under the directions of the ROCK FUNERAL HOME in New Bedford and will be announced at a later date and time. To send a tribute and to check for services dates and times, please visit: www.rock-funeralhome.com//?#You can find the complete original obituary on this website.