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Marie M. (Gonyea) Blair
  • In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Marie's memory to the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, 333 East Lancaster Ave., #414, Wynnewood, Pa, 19096.

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“To the Entire Blair family, I am just recently learning of your moms passing . I am shocked and saddened to learn of this. I enjoyed hearing all the...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Diane Goggin - Peabody, MA

“Mark, Dawn, Kevin and Kerri, Condolences. George O'Brine ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: George T. O'Brine - salem, MA

“My condolences go out to your family. Your mother was one of the best teachers I had at Salem High! ”
3 of 19 | Posted by: Niles Berry - Danvers, MA

“Dear Dawn, Mark, Kevin and Keri, i was sad to hear of your mom's passing. I will always remember Marie as a stong woman who was an intelligent and...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Ron Peach - Rowley, MA - friend

“Kerri, My sincere condolences to you and your family during this time, you mom was a very nice woman I remember her so well from high school. Dan ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Dan Pelletier - Salem

“I am both shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Marie. Having taught with Marie in the late sixties and early seventies, I know the joy...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Dorothy Tully - FL

“Mark, Debbie, Alex, Zach and Megan, We were so sorry to hear of Mrs. Blair's passing. We remember her as a loving grandmother who was so proud of...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Gloria and John Pero - Salem, MA

“I remember Mrs. Blair as a substitute teacher at SHS,,,,she was a real nice person....rest in peace dear lady. ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Buddy Winiarz - Derry, NH

“My deepest sympathy goes out to Marie's family. Her love and devotion to her children and grandchildren is well known. She was a good friend to...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Joan Doyle - Salem, MA - friend

“Good memories of a friend, neighbor and Mother to some great kids. RIP Marie ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: Brendan Walsh - Salem, MA

“Mark, Dawn, Kevin and Kerri: I'll always remember your mother as a wonderful colleague and friend. We shared many wonderful students together, as I...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Charles Murphy - Scottsdale, AZ

“Mark, Dawn, Kevin and Kerri: I'll always remember your mother as a wonderful colleague and friend. We shared many wonderful students together, as I...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Charles Murphy - Scottsdale, AZ

“I taught with Marie at Salem High School where she was "MA" Blair to her students and many of us younger teachers. She was always full of life and...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Tim Ward - co-worker

“Mrs. Blair's class was one class I looked forward to. She was a great person and teacher. I got my wifes phone number from another girl in the...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Kevin Fleming - Virginia Beach, VA

“We will miss you very much Marie - You were a great teacher and my daughter Denise will attest to that. Thank you for the fun times you shared with...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Carol & Dennis Cronin - MA

“My prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time. We have been blessed with her presence on earth and now will have another angle watching over...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Linda Williams - Hollis, NH

“Mark and Kevin , so sorry for the loss of your Mom . I remember her as a strick and fair teacher . Always spoke her mind . Verry nice woman who will...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Mark Dubiel - Peabody, MA

“Dawn, Mark, Kevin and Kerry I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was so much fun. Also a great friend to my mother. We just spoke before...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Joyce Harrington - Salem, MA

“Dear Dawn, Mark, Kevin, and KerriMemories of your mother for me travel back in time to 1972 when I first started teaching at Salem High School. She...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Carol and John Carr - Salem, MA


SALEM- Mrs. Marie M. (Gonyea) Blair 86 of Salem, beloved wife of the late Earl L. Blair died peacefully, Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston with her loving family by her side.

Born in Beverly, she was the daughter of the late William and Florence (Moroney) Gonyea. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School, Class of 1947 and was a lifelong resident of the City of Salem.

Marie continued her education at Boston University graduating in 1949 with an Associate's Degree. Later she went on to earn her Bachelor of Science in Business Education from Salem State University in 1963.

Mrs. Blair dedicated her professional career to educating the youth of Salem. She was a Business Education teacher at Salem High School from 1969 until the time of her retirement in1996.

Marie was an avid gardener and reader; she enjoyed live theatre, traveling, cruising, the beach and water aerobics at the Salem Y.M.C.A. Yet above all else, she enjoyed spending her time with her beloved grandchildren, who were the highlight of her life. She will be deeply missed.

Marie is survived by her four children, Dawn (Blair) Galvin of Swampscott, Mark E. Blair and his wife Debra (Marengi) of Salem, Kevin E. Blair and his wife Erin (Flynn) of St. Augustine, Fl and Keri (Blair) Guerrette and her husband Stephen of Lynn, her seven grandchildren, Elizabeth Blair Galvin, Alexander Mark Blair, Zachary Earl Blair, Megan Alissa Blair, Michael Earl Guerrette, Matthew Philip Guerrette and Lily Blair Guerrette.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral Mass which will be held in the Immaculate Conception Church, Hawthorne Blvd., Salem Saturday, January 9th at 10 A.M. Burial is Private. Assisting the family with the arrangements is The O'Donnell Funeral Home 46 Washington Sq., (At Salem Common) Salem. As requested visiting hours omitted. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Marie's memory to the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, 333 East Lancaster Ave., #414, Wynnewood, Pa, 19096. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com