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Londonderry, NH — Clarence M. Blaisdell, 97 of Londonderry, N.H., died Tuesday May 27, 2014 in the Elliot Hospital, Manchester, N.H. Mr. Blaisdell was born in Plainville, Mass. on Nov. 13, 1916, a son of the late Caspar T. and Flora (Devereaux) Blaisdell. He was raised in Wrentham, Mass., living in Conover, N.C. before moving to Londonderry 21 years ago. During WWII, Mr. Blaisdell served in the U.S. Army with the Fourth Field Artillery Unit in the Pacific Theatre. He worked with his family for many years at Blaisdell’s Market in Wrentham. He was later employed as a school bus driver in the Wrentham community where he was known as “Cappy." He was a member of the Wrentham American Legion Post #225 and a former member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Wrentham. Mr. Blaisdell was always smiling and making a joke. He could become your friend within minutes of meeting him.

He is survived by his daughter, Shirley Breslin and her husband, Raymond of Londonderry; his son, Thomas Blaisdell and his wife, Diana of Ashburn, Va.; three grandchildren, Kelly Breslin of Londonderry, Holly Parinello of Falls Church, Va., and Erin Plunkert of Leesburg, Va.; five great-grandchildren, Kayla, Patrick, Connor, Aidan and Emily; two sisters, Dorothy Ross of Lebanon, Maine, and Geneva Evans of Wrentham, also several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Frances E. (Wilson) Blaisdell in 1992.

ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours were Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. Funeral services were held on Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Graveside committal with military honors were offered at 12 p.m. in the NH State Veteran’s Cemetery, Boscawen, N.H. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Honor Flight, 1193 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, NH 03106. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  June 5, 2014
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