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Ida M. Grenier Blair

Birth
Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 8 Mar 2001 (aged 98)
Hudson, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 111810122 · View Source
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Ida M. (Grenier) Blair, 98, a former Lowell resident of 95 years, died Saturday, March 8, at the Fairview Nursing Home in Hudson, NH. She was the wife of the late Ernest P. Blair and the mother of Gloria V. (Blair) Eagan, who died in 1989.

She was born October 24, 1902, daughter of Wilfred G. and Odelide D. (Fortin) Grenier and graduated from St. Joseph Parochial School. She worked as a physician's receptionist and in the Lowell Boott Mill for a short time before her marriage to her husband, who would become a well-known Lowell painter and musician.

Prior to her retirement at 70, Mrs. Blair was a renowned local seamtress who managed the Alterations Department for 35 years at Lowell's Cherry & Webb. She was known for creating original designs as well as adaptions of French couture fashions.

She also enjoyed traveling and participated in many trips organized by local parishes. She was a member of the Lowell Business Women's Club, the League of Catholic Women and a contributor to the Poor Clare's Guild of Lowell. She had been a communicant of St. Jean-Baptiste Parish in her youth and St. John the Evangelist Parish in Chelmsford.

She is survived by two granddaughters, Virginia G. Egan of Nashua, NH, and Paula E. Johnson and her husband Alan H. Johnson of Merrimack, NH; two great-granddaughters, Sherrill L. and Stephanie M. Johnson of Merrimack, NH; and a great-grandson, Jeremy T. McKenna of Nashua, NH. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, East Chelmsford, Massachusetts on March 9, 2001.

Published in the Lowell Sun on March 5, 2001


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  • Created by: Therese
  • Added: 4 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111810122
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ida M. Grenier Blair (24 Oct 1902–8 Mar 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111810122, citing Saint Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Therese (contributor 47801054) .