Aug. 16, 2009 Lexington Park St. Mary's County Maryland, USA
(8/16/2009) Funeral ServiceVisitationAudrey Ann Blass, 56, of Lexington Park, MD died August 16, 2009 in St. Mary's Nursing Center after a short illness.
Born in Auburn, NY on June 18, 1953, Audrey was the daughter of Owen W. and Dorothy S. Curtiss Gilmore and grew up in Port Byron, NY. She graduated from Port Byron Central School and on August 26, 1972 she married her classmate, Evrand (Randy) Blass. Evrand served in the Navy and they had numerous homes in the U.S. finally settling in Maryland. Audrey was recently employed as night laundress at Extended Stay America Hotel in Lexington Park, MD. Audrey loved coming home on holidays and gathering with family to play cards and board games. She loved her pets and had many through the years. As a teen, she belonged to the Bill Hart Corral Saddle Club.
Audrey is survived by her husband, Evrand Roselle Blass, and her son, Jeremy Howard Blass both of Lexington Park, MD, brothers, Joel C. Gilmore and wife Linda of Newark, NY, and John L. Gilmore and his wife Bonnie of Port Byron, NY, a sister, Annette F. Dziuba of Union Springs, NY, sisters-in-law, Peg Gilmore and Virginia Steiner as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Audrey was also second Mom to SGT. 1st Class Joseph Spak III, U.S. Army currently stationed in Iraq, who lived with them a number of years, his wife Tina, and was grandma Audrey to Robbie, Joey and Anna Marie.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Owen, June 25, 1988, Dorothy, October 10, 1968, brother, Franklin O. Gilmore, February 22, 1996, infant brother, Loring, 1951, and brother in law, David S. Dziuba, May 18, 1994.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 18, 2009 from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2009 at the Audion Funeral Home, 234 Main Street, Port Byron, NY at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Port Byron, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, St. Mary's County Unit 350, P.O. Box 1032, Lexington Park, MD 20653 or the SPCA, 40 W. 24th Street, Suite 3F, New York, NY 10010.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.