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IPSWICH - Gerald W. Blaisdell, 71, husband of Cheryl (Estrella) Blaisdell of Wildes Court, died Saturday, February 3, 2018 in the Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport.
Born in Waseca, Minn.. on November 10, 1946, son of the late Leroy G. and Blanche H. (Prail) Blaisdell, he was raised in Waseca where he graduated public schools. During the years of Vietnam he served proudly with the U.S. Navy. For many years Gerry was employed by the Town of Ipswich at the waste management center.
Gerry loved his time fishing, reading his favorite books and most of all spending time with his family and friends.
He was a lifetime member of the John T Heard Masonic Lodge AF&AM; of Ipswich and Amvets Post 201 in Ipswich.
In addition to his wife, Cheryl he is survived by three daughters, Ana Mellow and Melissa Bledsoe both of Ipswich, Theresa Hartford of Peabody; five grandchildren; a sister, Sharon Stein of Minn.; sister-in-law Dottie Elwell of Essex; three nieces, Paula and Miranda Johnson, both of Essex, Patricia Brown of NH; a nephew, Andrew Brown of NH and many nieces, nephews and cousins in Minnesota. He was the brother of the late James Blaisdell formerly of Essex, Ronald Blaisdell, Lee Blaisdell, Betty Blaisdell and Jean Francis all formerly of Minnestoa.
His funeral Service will be held Sunday, 11 a.m. following an hour of visitation from 10 a.m. in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. His interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his name may be made to any Veterans organization. For directions or to leave a condolence please visit www.whittier-porter.com.
Published on February 7, 2018
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