Louis "Louie"'s Story
Louis "Louie" Blais, beloved brother and uncle, and dear friend, died peacefully at Anna Jaques Hospital after a brief illness. A lifelong resident of Amesbury, Louie attended Sacred Heart Schools and Assumption Prep School. Louie interrupted his studies at Assumption College to join the Navy at the end of World War II, where he served as corpsman. Following his military service, Louie completed his degree at Assumption and joined Henschel Corporation of Amesbury, where he worked until his retirement at age 65. A superb athlete and a gracious competitor, Louie worked as a Salisbury beach lifeguard in his teens. He was also an avid skier, tennis player, and a well-known presence at Amesbury Country Club, and he played men's league hockey into his 60s. He also excelled at crosswords, being admired for completing the NY Times Crossword in pen. Louie was a scoutmaster of Amesbury Boy Scouts Troop 7, and he was very active in Sacred Heart Church.
Louis was predeceased by his sister, Anne Terry of Amesbury, and his brother, Robert of Westbrook, Maine. He is survived by his sisters, Roberta Folsom and Marie Messner, both of Amesbury; his 20 nieces and nephews, and many grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews. A good-natured and generous person to all, Louis will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.
There will be a memorial gathering this Saturday, December 16, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home, 118 Friend St., Amesbury, MA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Assumption College or to the Amesbury Senior Center.
Published on December 11, 2017