Edwin Allan Blish, 81, of Cocoa Beach, FL, departed this earth on July 28, 2022. Allan (Al or Big Al) was born in Marlborough Connecticut on June 8, 1941, to the late Sarah (Lord) Blish and E. Allan Blish. He shared his life with 3 beautiful sisters, Eleanor, Ruth and Dorothy. Al was a graduate of RHAM High School class of 1959.
Al was a master of many trades as he was a long-time figure in Marlborough before moving to Florida in 1985. His life was filled with a lot from running around the lake vacation spot his family owned (now Blish Memorial Park) on Lake Terramuggus, working for Arbor Acres driving truck, a master of many things but he loved working with a backhoe or bulldozer and used them to help build Route 2 that helped get people from Hartford to surrounding towns. Al also loved his time at a casino, he was a master gambler and not always winning but loved the experience. He had many friends along the way, that helped him and guided him along his life journey. It was his life, and he did it ‘My Way” as Frank Sinatra said.
Al is survived by his loving sons, Karl Blish of Lake Helen FL, David Blish (Lyne) of Marlborough CT, Jon (Lynne) Goulding of Cocoa Beach and Christopher (Jason Jacobs) Blish of West Hartford CT, a loving sister Eleanor Button of Hebron, CT, three special granddaughters Jasmine (Anthony) Messina of Glastonbury CT, Brandy Blish of Marlborough, and Megan (Jeff) Jones of Melbourne FL, his great grandson Angelo Messina of Glastonbury, and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his first love Joyce (Larson) Blish, his second love Martha (Martucci) Blish and his loving companion of 45 years Sharon (Johansen) Savage, sisters Ruth Gidley and Dorothy West and his son Paul Goulding.
There will be no calling hours, we will have a graveside service September 17 at 11AM in Marlboro Cemetery, with a reception after at Blish Park. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in his memory to the charity of your choice or Roy B. Pettingill Ambulance Association, c/o Marlborough Town Hall, Marlborough, CT 06447