SOUTHBURY - Joseph Blaisdell, 72, of Southbury, CT, died peacefully on November 1, 2014. He was the beloved and loving husband of Cheryl (Stockwell) Blaisdell. He was born February 21, 1942 in Old Town, Maine. He served his country in the Army and was stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, TX. He established Blaisdell's Safe and Lock in Southbury CT where he provided service for over 35 years. During this time he became life time friends with many of his customers and enjoyed a very loyal set of clients within the surrounding area. Joe was an accomplished pilot and flying was one of his great passions. His son Russ also became a pilot and they enjoyed flying to various locations. Their flight to Alaska was a challenge that both pilots were proud of completing. Flying all the way to Barrow and putting their hands in the Arctic Ocean was a thrill. There were many memorable flights. He enjoyed boats and owned numerous boats, including a cabin cruiser at one point. The family spent many weekends on Long Island Sound sleeping and eating on the boat. While he was never a swimmer, that did not stop him from getting into the water with his wife and sons in a life vest. His son Joe owns a cabin cruiser and Joe loved going out on it. There is a unique restaurant in Florida that you can only reach by water and Joe loved going there with him.
He will be dearly missed by his wife Cheryl, his son Joseph A Blaisdell and his wife Kim of Florida and his son Russell C. Blaisdell and his wife Sigi of Texas. Visiting hours will be Friday November 7, 2014 from 4 to 7pm at Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home, 235 Main Street North, Southbury, CT. Funeral services will be held on Saturday November 8th at noon, also at Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home in Southbury. Everyone is invited to The Blue Colony Diner at exit 10 off I-84, immediately following the funeral to celebrate his life. To place an online condolence, visit www.munsonloveterefuneralhome.com.