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EASTON---Alan L. Blackwell Sr., 91, a resident of Easton for the past 64 years, entered into eternal life on March 23, 2022 while under the loving care of his family. He was the beloved husband for 62 years of the late Doris Madelyn (Knapp) Blackwell.

Born in Bridgewater, a son of the late Waldo and Vera (Chace) Blackwell, he was raised in Bridgewater and was a graduate of Bridgewater High School.

Alan was employed as a professional baker and worked for several bakeries in his career, culminating in being co-owner with his wife Madelyn of the Sugar & Spice Bakeshop in Holbrook, from 1965 to 1969. Later Alan worked for the Harp & Bard Restaurant, where he made his famous Irish Soda Bread.

Alan and his wife Madelyn were both very active in their parishes, first Immaculate Conception in Easton, and later St. James Church in Stoughton, where they both served as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. Alan was also a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus Council 238 of Easton.

Alan met his future wife at a square dance, and together they enjoyed many wonderful years of square dancing, as well camping and traveling throughout 35 states of the US and several providences of Canada. Twice they traveled cross-country throughout the United States, once with their children, and once by themselves.

Alan is survived by his children, Patricia A. Blackwell of Easton, Alan L. Blackwell Jr. of Easton, Madelyn A. Curtis and her husband John of New Jersey and David J. Blackwell and his husband Brian Adams of Medway; 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. His three siblings, Waldo "Emmy" Blackwell, Althea Bridgewood and H. Eugene Blackwell, predeceased him.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Thursday at 9:15 a.m. from Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138), Easton, followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in St. James Church, Stoughton. Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Easton. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. For directions or condolences visit www.kanefuneralhome.com