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Alan R. Blum

July 7, 1936 ~ March 14, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Alan Blum Obituary

Cheshire- Alan “Skip” Blum, Sr, age 87, of Cheshire, formerly of Watertown and Yarmouthport, MA, passed away on Thursday, March 14th, 2024.

Skip was born in East Orange, NJ on July 7, 1936 to the late Stanley and Mary (Geraghty) Blum.
Skip was a graduate of Crosby High School, class of 1954. Following high school, he proudly served his country, enlisting in the US Army. Skip went on to a long career with CL&P for 38 years, as a heavy equipment operator and later transferring to Yankee Gas.

He was a charter member of the Young Republicans of Watertown from 1983-1998 and also was a proud member of the Watertown Lions Club, even serving a term as President.
Being a Justice of the Peace was an honor for Skip, marrying over 300 couples. He and his wife Joan were owners of Home Plate Restaurant in Watertown for over 10 years.

Skip had a passion for Boston Red Sox, UCONN Girls Basketball and Notre Dame football. Some of his proudest moments were going to Indiana, with his Lions friends Neil St. Onge, Jack Barrett, Steve Bormolini and Ron Blanchard. During these travels, he even got to pilot the Goodyear Blimp and it was a standing joke that he would talk endlessly about to anyone that would listen.
In 1996, Skip and Joan moved to Cape Cod for the second chapter of their lives. After retiring, he took on a role as courier for Cape Cod 5 Bank, where his coworkers became his second family. He loved going to the beach, in all kinds of weather. He would often take his coffee to Corporation Beach and just watch the water. Having friends and family visit was a delight for him. Skip’s family was a very important part of his life and would travel extensively to watch the grandchildren in sports or to celebrate special occasions.

He leaves behind his wife and best friend of 64 years, Joan (Lynn) Blum, his 3 children, Alan Richard “Rich” Blum Jr., Karen Blum and Scott (Elisabeth Turner) Blum, his grandchildren, whom were a great source of pride, Adrienne Rinaldi (Anthony), Gregory Blum, Griffin Blum and Ashlynn Blum, his two great grandchildren Mikaela and Anthony “AJ” Rinaldi, as well as his nieces and nephews, whom were a favorite part of his life, as was his “brother” Neil St. Onge.
He was predeceased by his sister Geraldine Blum and brother Raymond Blum, who was married to Joan’s sister Barbara.

To honor Skip’s memory, donations may be made to Towers to Tunnels Foundation ( Calling hours will be held Friday, March 22nd from 6:00-8:00pm at Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home, 2 School St. Woodbury, CT. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 23rd at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 294 Main Street South, Woodbury beginning at 10:00am. Burial to follow at Bethlehem Cemetery with Military Honors. To leave an online condolence please visit


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Calling Hours
March 22, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home
2 School St. / PO Box 491
Woodbury, CT 06798

Funeral Mass
March 23, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
294 Main Street South
Woodbury, CT 06798

March 23, 2024

4:00 PM
Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem, CT


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