Bruce A. Blake

MILFORD, NH – Bruce Allen Blake, 72, resident of Milford, NH, died on Thursday, June 5th, at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH, surrounded by his loving family. Bruce was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend to many.

He was born in Oakland, Maine, on August 24, 1941, a son of Edith (Baird) Blake and the late Ralph Blake of Norridgewock, Maine. Bruce was raised and educated in Norridgewock, Maine. He moved to Milford, NH, in 1970, where he settled and raised his family. He was involved in the Milford Community Athletic Association (MCAA) as a booster and a Little League coach. He loved all sports and especially loved watching his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events and activities.

Bruce had been employed as an engineering assistant for Sanders Associates in Nashua for many years.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

In addition to his mother, family members include his wife of 48 years, Donna (Quinn) Blake of Milford, NH; his son, Timothy and his wife Heidi (Lindquist) Blake of Stratham, NH; his daughter, Janna (Blake) Mellon and her husband Michael Mellon of Alton Bay, NH; his five grandchildren, Jasper and Liam Blake, and Haley, Hannah and Hayden Mellon; two sisters, Donna (Blake) Mickewich of Manchester, ME, and Diane Blake of Norridgewock, ME.

There are no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held on June 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the First Congregational Church of Milford, UCC, 10 Union Street, Milford. Donations in his memory may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Northern New England Chapter-NH, ME, VT, 114 Perimeter Road, Unit G & H, Nashua, NH 03063. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford.

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