Joseph Romeo Lionel Blais

Blais– Joseph Romeo Lionel, 80, of Newport, VT, passed away peacefully on September 2, 2012, at his home among family. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Road, Newport.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newport, where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated.  Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery with full military honors. Members of the Knights of Columbus will meet at 7 p.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday September 5, 2012, for prayers. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to The Ron Holland Dialysis Center, North Country Hospital, 189 Prouty Drive, Newport, VT 05855. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.

For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.