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Carl James ‘Jimmy’ Blair

NORTH CANAAN — Carl James “Jimmy” Blair of Danvers, Mass., passed away Jan. 31, 2022, at Waterbury Hospital 34 days after a devastating motor vehicle accident in East Canaan. He was hit head-on by a FedEx truck whose driver had fallen asleep at 9:30 a.m. in December 2021.

Our precious brother was born 57 and a half years ago on July 4th 1964 in Stoneham, Mass., to our parents Fred and Janice ( Coffen) Blair.

He was preceded in death by his wife  of 29 years, Linda Kane, two and a half years ago.

He is survived by his parents Fred and Janice Blair of North Bangor, N.Y.; his brother Clayton “Chuck” Blair of North Bangor; and his sisters, Kerrilee Mintz of East Canaan and Debra Blair Johnson of Hope Mills, N.C.; his beloved nieces, Kasey Arnold of North Canaan and Kirsten and Olivia Johnson of Hope Mills; his best friends of 44 years David Desrosiers of Winsted; and Larry Wittmore of Watertown,  Mass.; his wife’s sisters, Nancy, Mary, Susan and Sharon Kane; and his uncles, aunts and cousins and many more whom he counted as friends.

He is sadly missed and our hearts are broken.

He graduated  with honors in 1983 from the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford, Conn. He spent the next 35 years living and working in the north shore of Boston area.

He loved to hike and camp and most recently kayaking.

He spent his life in the service of others and caring for and loving his family. He gave freely of his time and energy to help those in need. He was all about love and service.

Arrangements are under the care of the Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan.

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