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Edward Blouin passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 28, 2017, after a valiant battle with cancer. He was 54 years old. Ed was born December 16, 1962, in Newburyport, Mass., to the late Aime J. Blouin, Jr. and Janis (Baker) Blouin. His arrival brought much delight to his parents, and they remained very close throughout his life. Ed grew up in Georgetown where he attended Georgetown High School, graduating in 1980. He matriculated to Paul Smith’s College, where he developed his passion for the cooking and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts. Ed completed his education at Merrimack College where he earned a BA in English, and where he met a fellow student, Rosemary Low. They married in 1992 and settled in Newburyport to raise a family. In 2006, after many years of working as a chef for others, Ed and Rosemary realized their dream and took ownership of Ron Jillian’s Italian Bar & Grill in Hampton, N.H. Together they worked at building the business. It expanded in 2011, and they relocated with the purchase of a former bank building in town. Ed enjoyed business ownership and found the friendship with both their employees and customers very gratifying. Ed was a hardworking man of great integrity with a wonderful sense of humor. He was a patient listener, delighting in a dry, subtle one-liner to make any moment lighter. He made lifelong friends from his school years, and his engaging personality continued to bring him many new friends throughout his life.
Ed is survived by his mother, Janis (Baker) Blouin; wife, Rosemary (Low) Blouin; sons, Jaime and Henry Blouin; uncle, Richard Baker and his wife, Joanne (Girard) Baker; as well as cousins, in-law siblings and many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend Ed's Funeral Mass on Wednesday, April 5, at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Andover Street, Georgetown. Visiting with the family will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Conte-Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown. Interment will follow at Harmony Cemetery, Georgetown. For those who wish, Ed may be remembered through donations to the Mass General Hospital Cancer Center/Oncology, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114 or Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. A scholarship fund will be set up for aspiring culinary arts students.

For funeral home directions, florists or accommodations, please visit www.cgfuneralhomegeorgetown.com.
Published on  April 1, 2017
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