Joseph R. Blake
Joseph R. Blake, 89, passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Susan A. (Bejma) Blake for thirty-one years. Born in Attleboro, he was a son of the late David E. and Marie Ida (Poirier) Blake.
Joe served in the United States Army and went on to become a Master Electrician. He was a longtime member of Rehoboth Country Club, where Joe enjoyed a good round of golf followed by an ice-cold bottle of beer. In addition to being an avid golfer, Joe enjoyed skiing and snowmobiling during the winter months.
Besides his loving wife, Joe leaves a son, Patrick Blake of Wickford, RI; a daughter, Linda McWhinnie of Fayetteville, NC; two brothers, Richard and Donald Blake; a sister, Elaine Blake; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Nick Blake and the brother of the late David Blake and Muriel Allenson.
Relatives and friends are welcome to attend calling hours on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket.
Joseph’s funeral and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care RI, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904 will be appreciated.