Virginia (Durocher) Blais

Virginia (Durocher) Blais passed away peacefully at her son’s home January 20, 2013 after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Alphonse and Florida Durocher (Desorcy), and the widow of Wilfred Blais.

She is survived by son Thomas Blais and his wife Diane of Rochester and grandsons Dennis and Douglas Blais. She is also survived by sisters Florence Lecuyer of Acushnet, Jeannette Francis of New Bedford, and Lillian Fike of Florida.

Mrs. Blais worked for many years at John Paulding and seasonally at Decas Cranberry. She enjoyed the time spent at the Rochester Council on Aging and the many years of weekly bowling with her friends. She was a Rochester resident for nearly 60 years and a communicant of St. Rose of Lima church.

Her Funeral will be held Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 9am at Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 am at St. Rose of Lima Church, 282 Vaughan Hill Road, Rochester. Burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 6-8pm. For tributes and directions please visit our website at

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