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Janet M. Blair

May 26, 1954 — January 22, 2024

Harrisville

Janet M. Blair

Janet M. Blair, 69, of Harrisville, NH, died peacefully at Tufts Medical Center in Boston on January 22, 2024.

Janet was born on May 26, 1954, in Fitchburg, MA, the daughter of the late Robert and Beatrice (Boucher) Leger. She graduated from St. Bernard’s High School in Fitchburg in 1972.

Janet was a paralegal for many years before becoming a school administrator. She worked at Keene High School, and then at Fuller Elementary in Keene, for many years until her retirement on December 31, 2017.

In her younger years, Janet and her husband, Robert, coached various ages of girls' youth soccer in Keene. She was always an advocate for young women.

In the summer, Janet loved being at her house on Chesham Pond. She spent many hours entertaining family, friends and especially her grandchildren, whom she absolutely adored. She was an amazing and resourceful cook who always provided spectacular meals.

Janet regularly played golf at Monadnock Country Club in Peterborough, NH where she also worked in the pro shop.  Her customers always loved her outgoing personality. She enjoyed everything outdoors, including her rocking chair on the porch overlooking Chesham Pond.

In the winter, Janet enjoyed being in Florida. Initially, she and her husband enjoyed RV camping, before purchasing their home in Wildwood, FL. She golfed at the Continental Country Club and worked in the pro shop there as well. Janet attended many exercise classes and did crafts. Her favorite Monday night activity was playing bar bingo with her Florida friends. Through the years, Janet also enjoyed many trips and cruises.

Janet is survived by her beloved husband of 18 years, Robert Blair of Harrisville, NH as well as her children, Julie Mumford and her husband Greg, and their children James and George of Westwood, MA; Tony Gasbarro and his wife Erin and their children Sofia, Elena, and Vincent of Shelton, CT; Erik Hammond and his soon to be wife Felicia and their children Tito and Anni of Holliston MA; Stepchildren Paul Blair and his wife Crystal and their children Miles and Grayson of Golden, CO; Dawn Dunn and her children Lilli and Davis of Wilmington, NC; and Scott Blair and his wife Hannah and their children Greta and Wren of Hancock, NH. 

Janet also leaves her sisters Margaret Beauvais and husband Tom of Anchorage, AK; Joyce LeBlanc and husband Alan of Rindge, NH as well as her brother James Leger of Falmouth, ME as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

The family would like to thank the staff at Cheshire Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Tufts Medical Center for their care during Janet's fight for health.

In respect of Janet's wishes, there will be no calling hours or services at this time.

In lieu of cards or flowers, donations are welcome in Janet's memory to the  Monadnock Humane Society, 101 West Swanzey Road, Swanzey, NH 03446 or www.monadnockhumanesociety.org/donate

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