Andre G. Blais

Date of Passing:

July 6, 2022

Andre’ Gene Blais of Johnston, RI, formally of East Providence, RI, passed away unexpectedly on July 6, 2022. He is survived by his parents, Felix C. Blais Jr and Lisa E. (Schaeffer)Blais of Concord, NH, his brother Chia E. Blais, Sister in-Law Stephanie A. (Doyon)Blais, Niece Noelle A. Blais of Rehoboth, MA, Fiancée Kim Mahoney of Johnston, RI and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Andre attended East Providence High School and University of Rhode Island. He was an accomplished photographer, videographer, and musician. Former employers include Hasbro, Gladworks, and Gator cases; he worked most recently in Rhode Island and in Florida.

Additionally, Andre never met an instrument that he couldn’t play; music was an important part of his life. He selflessly spent his time volunteering in support of Save Music in public schools and Make a Wish Foundation. He was a devoted friend to all who knew him; his kindness, humor and wit enriched all the lives of everyone he met. He enjoyed traveling, art, music, family, and friends upon friends. He will never know how much he will be missed.

His Funeral & Burial will be private at the request of the family. Visitation will be held Friday July 15, 2022 from 5-8 PM in the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Avenue Riverside, RI.

Andre will always be remembered with love. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island, 345 Blackstone Blvd, Providence, RI 02906.

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16 Comments

  1. To my Andre,
    I take great solace in the great times and memories we shared together. I will forever miss your kind heart and soul as both my once fiancée and forever best friend. I miss you…

  2. Heartbreaking news for all of us…my prayers continue for him and his family. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

  3. My sincere condolences go out to Andre’s closest friends and family. Our time together at Hasbro was short but Andre was always a joy to be around. He made photoshoots so much fun and I truly enjoyed our talks about his passion for music and photography. He will be deeply missed. May he Rest In Peace.

  4. Please accept my sincere condolences of Andre’s passing. He was a genuine person who always had a smile on his face and kindness in his heart. I shall remember him fondly.

  5. He will be in my thoughts forever, working weddings with him was a joy, his unique spirit and vision will be missed by all those he touched, deepest condolences to all his family

  6. Sending you all much comfort and prayers of healing ❤️‍🩹 may your days ahead have some peace with memories of better times and songs that bring peaceful reminders to you. Andre always made work fun and a very special place in my sisters heart please take care of yourselves and find comfort in each other.

  7. Such a kind and gentle bright light put out way too soon..
    May your hearts find peace in your cherished memories of Andre . He will be missed.

  8. There are no words to take away the sadness when you lose someone you love. We are wishing you strength and comfort in the days ahead. Hold tight to your memories and in time may they bring you a sense of peace, warmth and love. Our deepest condolences to your family.

  9. Andre, you will be missed, my friend. You were incredibly talented, generous, patient, fearless, and encouraging. We would connect every once in a while, but I think of you often — remembering photography tips and tricks you shared, encouragement to try to learn new musical instruments, to share with others, and how easy to talk to and genuine you were with everyone you knew.

  10. Andre was my music buddy– I still use the mini Fender amp he gave me when I want to play on the front porch– also guitar cases, weird effects pedals, et al. He was a brilliant photographer, bass & guitar player. I wish I could be with you all this Friday…I’ll miss my dear nephew forever, & only regret we hadn’t talked in a while. Love, Uncle Dick

  11. I am heartbroken to hear of Andre’s passing. We worked closely together for over six years and have remained in touch ever since.
    He was a dear friend and a kind and loving person. The world will not be the same without him. My heart goes out to the Blais family. Andre was a very special soul who will be missed by so many.

  12. So sad to read of Andres’ passing. I will always be thankful for his patient help and expertise at Luca Music as I purchased guitars, helping me make decisions with no judgement, just sound advice. The World will be a little less bright with his passing. My Sincere Condolences.

  13. Andre, my sweet nephew, you were simply the best. In my eyes you had it all. You were handsome, funny, sensitive, sweet, intelligent, creative, serious, caring, accomplished, thoughtful and, in spite of all this, you were vulnerable. I would have tried to move mountains to be there for you. Love, Aunt Anne

  14. I am heartbroken to hear of Andre’s passing. We worked together for years and he even photographed my wedding day. He had a true gift. The world has truly lost a beautiful soul. May he Rest In Peace. My deepest sympathy goes to the Blais family during this sad time.

  15. My sincere condolences
    Eugene

  16. I am gutted by the news of Andre’s passing. Peace be with the Blais family.

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