Jacqueline Gemma (Blais) Rao

Born: Sun., Dec. 28, 1919
Died: Fri., Oct. 14, 2016


4:30 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 18, 2016
Location: Watson Colonial Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

Wed., Oct. 19, 2016
Location: Sacred Heart Church

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Jacqueline G. (Blais) Rao, 96, of Milford died on October 14 at Medway Country Manor. She was the wife of the late Albert E. Rao who died in 1997.

She was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada; daughter of the late Louis & Rosanna (Bedard) Blais. She was raised & educated there and was a graduate of Mont Notre Dame High School, class of 1939. She also attended the St. Roch School of Fashion in Paris, France from 1949-50.

Jacqueline had done professional hair styling since high school. After she married Albert Rao in 1952, the couple moved to Milford where Jacqueline had resided since. Since 1952, she was the owner/operator of Lee Frances Beauty Salon before retiring in 1999. She was also the hair stylist for several area funeral homes. She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Milford and its woman's club and the Sacred Heart Chorus. She was also a member of the Sigma Fi  club in Sherbrooke.

Jacqueline is survived by two sons, Albert L. Rao and his wife Ellen of Norfolk and Paul Rao and his wife Gail of Medway, two grandchildren, Christopher and Allison Rao,several nieces & nephews.



She was predeceased by her siblings, Henri Louis Blais, Louisa Masse, Cecile Fortier, Noella Pelletier, Claire Pidgeon, Emilien Blais, Mareille Asseline, Madeleine Blais, Yolande Blais.

Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, October 19 at 10:am in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 7 East Main St. Milford. Following cremation, burial will be at the conveniance of the family. Calling hours are on Tuesday, October 18 from 4:30 to 8:00 pm in the Watson Colonial Funeral Home, 24 Congress St. Milford.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Milford Lions Club, p.o. box 639, Milford, MA, 01757 or the Norfolk Lions Club, p.o. box 608, Norfolk, MA, 02056.

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Jocelyne Asselin
   Posted Sun October 16, 2016
Albert, Paul et famille
Je pense à vous tous très fort


Lisettelarouche@msn.com Larouche et famille
   Posted Mon October 17, 2016
Condoléances dear cousins Albert Laurence and Paul Eugène
Goddard blessures you

Jacqueline et Louis Fortier et famille
   Posted Mon October 17, 2016
Dear cousins Rao's famely
Condolence for the lost offre your mother Jacqueline

Jacqueline et Louis

Lisa & David Bither
   Posted Mon October 17, 2016
Please accept our sincerest condolences on the death of your mother.

Lisa & David Bither

Laura Guisti-McSweeney
   Posted Mon October 17, 2016
Al, Paul & Family,
Very sorry for your loss.
My deepest sympathy to all of you.

David & Barbara Carnevale
   Posted Tue October 18, 2016
Al & Paul;We are very sorry on the passing of your Mom. In reading the Obituary I learned how special your mom was;born in Quebec,schooled in Paris,ran a beauty salon for 47 years,, very interesting. It was always nice to see her at family gatherings at your house.
Our prayers & sympathies ,love Dave & Barb

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