- May 8, 1938 - April 14, 2017
- Williamsburg, Virginia
of Marisa's Passing
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Marisa A. Blais, 78, of Williamsburg, Virginia passed away April 14, 2017 after a short illness. She leaves behind her husband of 58 years, John, and three children; John A. Blais, III - Wife Beverly, William M. Blais - Wife Kristin and a daughter, Dr. Kristin A. Blais; Grandsons, Matthew Blais and Steven Blais, a Granddaughter, Jennifer Blais and a Great Grandson, Jason Times. Marisa was a professional Musician playing the Violin and Viola with the Boston, Memphis, Chattanooga and later, the Garden State Symphony Orchestras along with many community orchestras in Northern NJ after attending Boston University on a music scholarship. Later she worked for the Village of Greenport, LI as an accountant in the Treasurer's office. She loved sailing and met her future husband on the Boston University Sailing team, and continued sailing as a family pastime for over 35 years. Marisa loved all animals and ensured the family pets were truly part of the family. This included numerous stray cats who owed their well-being and vet care to Marisa.
She was predeceased by her parents Clarence and Marie Schaumann, of Southold, LI.
A viewing will be held at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3875 Strawberry Plains Road in Williamsburg, VA on April 20th at 11am, followed by a service at noon. Interment will be at a later date in Quantico National Cemetery. The family will receive visitors at home following the service.
Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.