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Bruce D. Blaydes Sr.

August 28, 1945 ~ November 28, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Bruce Blaydes Sr. Obituary

11/28/23. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 57 years, Brenda Dale (Stockley) Blaydes. He was the son of the late Clarence & Doris Blaydes.

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM at Smith-Mason Funeral Home, 398 Willett Ave, Riverside, RI on Friday, December 8th. Jared Cowgur of Bridgepointe Christian Church will be officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Thursday December 7th at Smith-Mason Funeral Home. Burial will follow the funeral at Rumford Cemetery at 11:30AM. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Smith-Mason Funeral Home.

 

Bruce was an Airmen 3rd Class in the United States Air Force and later was a truck driver employed by Arrow Transportation. He was an avid coin collector and a “professional” keno player. All who knew Bruce can attest to his strength of friendship and love for his country, family, and friends. He was a lifetime resident of Riverside, RI.

In addition to his wife Brenda, Bruce leaves behind his three children Bruce Douglas Blaydes Jr. (Susan), Sherry Blaydes-Jarvis (Mark) and Rebecca Blaydes (Frederick), eight grandchildren Michael Blaydes, Scott Jarvis, Victoria Blaydes, Sarah Jarvis, Bryan Blaydes, Alexandria Blaydes, Kayleen Kim, and Brendan Blaydes, and four Great-grandchildren Damian Villella, Colton Blaydes, Emira Blaydes, and Milania Blaydes. He also leaves behind his beloved cat, Sage “Rage” Blaydes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
December 7, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Smith-Mason Funeral Home
398 Willett Avenue; P.O. Box 15305
Riverside, RI 02915

Funeral Service
Friday
December 8, 2023

10:00 AM
Smith-Mason Funeral Home
398 Willett Avenue; P.O. Box 15305
Riverside, RI 02915

Internments
Friday
December 8, 2023

11:30 AM
Rumford Cemetery
Greenwood Ave
East Providence, RI 02916

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