Marie A. (Archer) Blaser

Marie A. (Archer) Blaser, passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at the age of 90.  Born in Boston on June 23, 1921, Marie was the daughter of the late Matthew and Anna Archer.  She was raised in Dorchester and was a graduate of Girls High School.

Marie worked at the Braman Dow Company in Boston until her marriage to Charles L. Blaser on June 7, 1947.  They spent 61 years together raising their family and she was a devoted wife, mom, grandma, and great grandma.

She was a long-time member of St. Mary School’s Mother’s Guild and the St. Mary Church Sodality in West Quincy.  Marie also enjoyed bowling and was a member of several leagues.

Beloved wife of the late Charles L. Blaser, Marie is survived by her loving children:  Annmarie Madden of Marshfield; John and his wife Lucia of Hanson; Mary and her husband Paul of Abington; Stephen and his wife Martha of Brownfield, ME; and Paul and his wife Mary Jane of Quincy.  She was also the loving sister of Eleanor M. Archer of Quincy and the late Francis X. Archer of Canton.

Marie leaves 13 cherished grandchildren:  Elizabeth and Matthew Madden; Catherine, Kristin, and Jeffrey Blaser; Paul, Christopher, and Michael Lavoie; Lynn, Stephanie, and Candace Thompson; and Paul and Shannon Blaser.  She is also survived by one great-grandson, Zachary Charles Kolacz.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, October 7 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, Milton, MA.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, West Quincy on Saturday, October 8, at 10 a.m. followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,  501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.