Grace Blair
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Grace Blair
  • July 5, 1930 - February 18, 2017
  • Old Saybrook, Connecticut

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Grace M. Blair, 86, of Old Saybrook, passed away on February 18, 2017 in Middletown, Connecticut.




Grace was born in White Plains, New York to Alan and Grace Abbott Mercer on July 5, 1930. She attended White Plains High School and graduated in 1948. She went on to earn a degree in Education from The State University of New York, New Paltz. She co-owned and operated Stewart's Market in Old Greenwich for many years. She held other positions later on including Assistant Business Manager at Greenwich Academy, and Financial Manager at Greenwich Baptist Church. She enjoyed old movies, reading Agatha Christie mysteries, painting watercolors and spending time with her family. She was, in her day, an avid golfer and member of Innis Arden Golf Club.




Grace is preceded in death by her husband James F. Blair, and sister Jane (Mercer) Timm. She is survived by her son James A. Blair of Old Saybrook, Connecticut; two grandchildren Benjamin and Elizabeth; and their mother Jacqueline S. Hakim.




Visitation will be held at Swan Funeral Home in Old Saybrook on February 24, 2017 between 9:00-10:00 am. The funeral service will be held immediately following at Swan Funeral Home at 10:00 am with Mr. Mark Cerrato officiating. Burial will follow at Putnam Cemetery in Greenwich, Connecticut at the convenience of the family.




The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Hospice and Palliative Care Center at Middlesex Hospital for their support in her brief final days.




In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Middlesex Hospital, Office of Philanthropy, 28 Crescent Street, Middletown, CT 06457.