Louise Viger Blais
RUMFORD -- Louise Viger Blais, 66, died on January 8, 2013 at the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston with her family by her side. She was a resident of Route 120 in Rumford.
Born in Rumford on August 23, 1946, she was a daughter of Wilfred H. “Chick” and Emma (Richardson) Viger. She was a graduate of Stephens High School in Rumford with the Class of 1965. She was CNA for the Rumford Hospital, Cozy Inn and also private duty.
Louise was a member of the Dixfield American Legion. She enjoyed her trips to Foxwoods with her daughters and her sisters. She enjoyed bingo, knitting, vacationing with her family, attending her grandchildren’s sporting events. Her grandchildren were the light of her life and affectionately called her Gammy.
She was married in Rumford on July 25, 1965 to Norman Blais, who survives of Rumford. Other survivors include a son, Robert Blais of Rumford; two daughters, Pamela Welch and her husband, David of Rumford, and Debra Blais of Rumford; three grandchildren, Connor Blais of Rumford, and Taylor and Cam Welch of Rumford; siblings, Dr. David Lee Durham and his wife, Chen-Ying of Boerne, TX, Brenda Howitt and her husband, Rodney of Rumford, Wilfred “Chick” Viger, Jr. of Marstons Mills, MA, Marlene Viger of Rumford, Wayne Viger and wife, Carolyn of Turner, Robert Viger, Roger Viger and wife, Cindy of Rumford, Sandra Hebert and her husband, Chris of Dixfield; and many nieces and nephews.