Michael J. Blake

East Conway, N.H. — Michael J. Blake, 64, of Green Hill Road, East Conway, N.H., passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 25, 2012 after years of declining health. He was born in North Conway, N.H. on Feb. 11, 1984, the son of Sidney and Joan Blake. He lived his entire life in East Conway and attended Conway schools and Kennett High.

In 1966 he married Jean Fox and had two sons, Jeffrey and Joel Blake. He was well known throughout the Fryeburg/East Conway area as the proprietor of the former Gulf station at the corner of Portland and Main Streets in Fryeburg, Maine. He was also co-owner with his brother Bobby and mother Joan, of the former Railside Restaurant & Tavern across from the State Line Store in Center Conway. He was known within his family as the "Jack of all trades, and master of none," as throughout his life he held various construction jobs in and around the Saco River Valley and was a skilled excavator operator and truck driver. He was also an excellent cook and everyone looked forward to his bacon-wrapped scallops and prime rib at family gatherings.

He was predeceased by his parents and is survived by his brother Robert Blake of North Haverill, N.H., son Jeffery Blake and his partner Linn Tripp of Stow, Maine, son Joel Blake and his wife Angie of Lovell, Maine, his two grandsons and the joys of his life, Corbin and Camden Blake of Lovell, his partner DeDe Dowling of Stow, his former wives and friends, Jean Fox Blake of Stow and Mary Dunn. He is also survived by his uncle Louis Littlefield and his cousin and close friend Jean Marie Blais, as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren Street, Fryeburg,  from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, March 30.

Per Mike's request a memorial service will not be held. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Saco Valley Fire Department, 148 N. Fryeburg, Road, Fryeburg, ME 04037.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralhome.org

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