Michael J. "Blaze" Blaisdell

July 18, 1949October 22, 2018
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Auburn – Michael J. “Blaze” Blaisdell, 69, of Mexico, rode his 62 Triumph off into the great beyond on Monday October 22, 2018. He was born in Rumford on July 18, 1949 a son of Harold W. and Loretta (Geronda) Blaisdell. Blaze was educated in Dixfield schools. He was employed as a Propane Technician and a Jack of All Trades. Blaze was a Leathersmith and repaired saddles and harnesses, made holsters, saddle bags, belts and leather bikinis for the female bikers. He was a fixture for many years at the Fryeburg Fair. He loved his 62 Triumph and even when he was sick his ears perked up like a Doberman when he heard a motorcycle ride by. Blaze was a little rough around the edges, but had a heart of gold. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and compassion for people. Surviving are his wife, Debra Blaisdell of Mexico; stepmother Rachel Blaisdell of Jay, father in law, Charles L. McKenna of Rumford; children, Macy Jon Blaisdell of West Bethel, Nicholas Graham and wife Jess of Rumford, Shanda Morgan of Rumford, Michele Richardson of Milton, and Jolene Perry of Wayne; sister, Bonnie Cappucci and husband Michael of Manchester, CT., 12 grandchildren, Landyn, Logan, Liam, Hailey, Hunter, Jeremiah, Sadie, Brooke, Trenton, Paris, Claire and William; cousins, Linnell Geronda and Brenda Cascio; special nieces, Julie Jacques and Becky Jean Cascio; many other nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends, Kathy Westleigh and Eric Mills; and many other friends too numerous to list. He was predeceased by his parents, a son Harold Michael Blaisdell, and a brother, Harold W. Blaisdell, Jr. The family would like to give a special thanks to Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice for the excellent care given to Blaze, and to Jim and Anita Tufts for their unending support. Visiting hours will be held from 10 to 11 am on Saturday October 27, 2018 at SG Thibault Funeral Home, where a Celebration of Life will follow at 11 am. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Dixfield at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers contributions in Blaze’s memory may be made to the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice 15 Strawberry Ave Lewiston, ME 04240.


  • Harold W. Blaisdell, Father
  • Loretta (Geronda) Blaisdell, Mother
  • Debra (Hoyt) Blaisdell, Wife
  • Rachel Blaisdell, Step Mother
  • Charles L. McKenna, Father-in-law
  • Macy Jon Blaisdell, Son
  • Nicholas Graham & Wife Jess, Son
  • Shanda Morgan, Daughter
  • Michele Richardson, Daughter
  • Jolene Perry, Daughter
  • Bonnie Cappucci & Husband Michael, Significant Other
  • Landyn, Logan, Liam, Hailey, Hunter, Jeremiah, Sadie, Brooke, Trenton, Paris, Claire & William, 12 Granchildren
  • Linnell Geronda, Cousin
  • Brenda Cascio, Cousin
  • Nieces & Nephews, Many Other
  • Kathy Westleigh, & Eric Mills, Special Friends
  • Michael Blaisdell, Son
  • Harold W. Blaisdell Jr., Brother


  • Visitation Saturday, October 27, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, October 27, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, October 27, 2018

Michael J. "Blaze" Blaisdell

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Linda Westleigh

October 24, 2018

Sending my condolences to the family and friends. In 2015 when I lost my husband, Mike gave me a small red bag to keep with me.. He told me it would keep me safe and will protect me. I keep it with me all the time and always will. I will always keep you and my husband, Ray by my side forever. Thank you Mike for the friend you have been and always will be. Fly high my friend.

Marge Ripley

October 23, 2018

As he said so often, he was a flawed man. He was a great human being with a heart full of love. He recognized all his own flaws and regretted them greatly. He never really believed he was as important or as GOOD as he really was. Generosity, gratitude, kindness, humility were not the whole story, but he, like all of us tried to be better. His story his humor his compassion his mistakes and regrets and his craziness and his love for the Savior were all part of him and endeared him to most who were blessed to know him. A real person. Enjoy your peace of mind, Mike.