Noyes F. Blake, 84

Noyes Blake

Noyes Blake

LEWISTON — Noyes F. “Bud” Blake, 84, of Harrison, died unexpectedly, Sunday, May 1, 2016, at the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, surrounded by his family.

He was born on, Dec. 11, 1931, in Cuttingsville, Vermont, a son of John F. and Irene May (Noyes) Blake. Bud was raised in and attended Massachusetts schools. He furthered his education later in life, graduating from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1987.

Bud worked the majority of his career in customer service at Bay State Abrasives in Westborough, Mass., retiring in 1994. It was that year that he moved to Connecticut from Grafton, Massachusetts to be with his future wife, Elena (Vanacore) Acampora, whom he married on Oct. 3, 1998 in Harrison.

In 1997, Bud and Elena permanently moved to Harrison, where he enjoyed the out-of-doors, particularly his involvement in the Western Maine Fish & Game, of which he was a life-member and took great pride in teaching “map and compass” at the bi-annual hunter safety courses taught at the club. His most recent course was taught just a mere week ago. He was also a former member of the Norwich Fish & Game in Connecticut. An avid hunter, Bud once held the title of having taken the biggest deer in Massachusetts.

Bud is survived by his wife, Elena of Harrison; a daughter, Jeannie D. Herbert and her husband, Mark of Palm Coast, Fla.; a son, John F. Blake of Cornish; grandchildren, Justin Herbert and his wife Kristina of Sterling, Mass., Christina Blake and Kevin Blake, both of Worcester, Mass.; eight great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Michele Acampora of Wallingford, Conn., Danielle Natale and her husband, Jared of Westerly, R.I., Nicole Acampora and her life partner, Daniel Sullivan of Providence, R.I.; a step-granddaughter, Gemma Natale; and his first wife, Frances Jean Holmes Blake of Westborough, Mass. He was predeceased by his parents; and a sister, Jacqueline Blake Jackson Faria.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 6, at the Chandler Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Bridgton. Family and friends are invited to a time of visitation from 12 noon to 2 p.m., on Friday. Gifts may be given, in lieu of flowers, to the Western Maine Fish & Game, P.O. Box 855, Harrison, ME 04040, or to the charity of one’s choice. Words of condolence and tribute may be shared with Bud’s family at

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