OBITUARY

Zakariyya Bliss

March 18, 2000June 13, 2020

With our deepest sorrow, we announce

Zakariyya (Zak) Bliss, age 20, of Fall River, MA passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2020. He was born on March 18, 2000 and was a Fall River resident most of his life. He was the son of Ret. U.S. Army Paul W. Bliss and Julieth (Martin) Martin-Bliss.

Zak was a student of Atlantis Charter School who then went on to receive a HVAC certification from Diman Regional. He had many hobbies including skateboarding and playing basketball with his friends. He also boxed throughout his teens and was a member of his high school football team. He was a full-time construction worker in Cape-Cod and surrounding areas. He loved to travel, especially to St. Kitts and the surrounding Caribbean islands. He also loved music, wrestling with his siblings and going out to eat, especially at Taco Bell. A natural debater, Zak enjoyed engaging in lively disputes with anyone and everyone that entertained him. Anyone that had the chance to meet him knows that he was the light of every room he walked into.

Aside from his parents, he is survived by his siblings; Beverly Martin-Lewis, Sara, Holly and Zephaniah Bliss, his niece Lillyana Rodrigues, and his long-term girlfriend, Nicole Desousa. In addition, Zak is remembered by his many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Zak was predeceased by his paternal grandparents; Paul and Lois Bliss and Albert Martin and Alda Martin-Lowrie. Zak may have graced us with his presence on this earth for only a short time, the bonds and connections he made will last a lifetime.

His Visitation will be held on Friday, June 19, 2020 from 5-8 PM in Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River. Due to current occupancy restrictions, please be mindful that guests may have to wait outside while others pay their respects. His funeral service and burial will be private.

  • FAMILY

  • Paul W. Bliss and Julieth Martin-Bliss, Parents
  • He is survived by his siblings; Beverly Martin-Lewis, Sara, Holly and Zephaniah Bliss, his niece Lillyana Rodrigues, and his long-term girlfriend, Nicole Desousa.


    In addition, Zak is remembered by his many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Zak was predeceased by his paternal grandparents; Paul and Lois Bliss and Albert Martin and Alda Martin-Lowrie.

Services

  • Private Services

Memories

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Chad Gormly

June 21, 2020

My heart is saddened by this loss. My sincerest condolences goes out to the entire Bliss family, and all who are touched by this tragedy. Zak was one of my most favorite students. A very bright and wonderful young man. He positively affected the lives of many, and will be sorely missed by all.

Tanya Guyton

June 19, 2020

Sending you all my deepest condolences!! My heart goes out to your family. I’ll always remember him as the little boy who came swimming in our yard.

Rose Boucher

June 19, 2020

Rip I meant him he was only 14 years old always a nice person always Respecting everyone laughs jokes try to help many people full of life may you Rest In Peace Fly high so sorry for your loss

Sheila Machado

June 19, 2020

Chip, Julie and Family
We are deeply sorry for your loss. We hope you find comfort with family and friends during this difficult time.
Sheila Machado & Tony Charles

james hamm

June 17, 2020

I'm so heartbroken. When I learned of Zaks passing I wept uncontrollably. His parents are my best friends. I participated in many events with Zak and his family since the the time he was just an infant.I know his family loved him very much and he will be sorely missed. Thanks for the fond memories Zak and RIP
SSG James Hamm (RET)

Jessica Medina

June 17, 2020

Thank you so much for being such a good friend to everyone in Atlantis. The best memories we have shared together have been producing music in music production class, Seeing you smile and get excited over every beat and sound we would produce as a team filled me with joy you have always been the light of the room and always had a way of making everyone laugh no matter their mood. You have touched everyone’s heart in many different ways. Thank you for always choosing me on your team when we played basketball with all the boys never leaving me out just because I was a female you were the best teammate and friend I could of asked for we did great playing ball I know you’re flying high with Koby and GG Rest easy Buddy.

Sue Mello

June 17, 2020

I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember Zak as a terrific, sweet little boy at Noah’s Ark Child Care. My prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Jessica Lee

June 16, 2020

I want to send my deepest condolences to the entire Bliss family. I had the pleasure of teaching Zak in 6th and 7th grade and continuing to support him and his family during his time at Atlantis. He always put a smile on my face and showed his appreciation for helping him. Whenever I saw him in the halls at the high school he would make sure to come over and say hello. He will be greatly missed.

Jessica Lee
Atlantis Charter School

Carol Demelo

June 16, 2020

Zak you were a very funny and love able kid. Now your with GOD and I will meet you up there.

Joe and Shirley Rego

June 16, 2020

Paul, Julie and family,
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. I can't imagine the pain of losing a child. Remember the beautiful memories you shared. May God bless and comfort all of you, Love, Joe and Shirley Rego

FROM THE FAMILY