Jacqueline G. Rao
Jacqueline G. (Blais) Rao, 96, of Milford passed away on October 14 at Medway Country Manor. She was the widow of Albert E. Rao who died in 1997. She was born in Sherbrooke, province of Quebec, Canada; daughter of the late Louis and Rosanna (Bedard) Blais. She was raised and educated there and was a graduate of Mont Notre Dame High School, class of 1939. She also attended the St. Roch School of Fashion Design in Paris, France from 1949-50. She had done professional hair styling since high school. After her marriage to Albert Rao, she and her husband moved to Milford in 1952 and she had been a resident since then. She owned and operated the former Lee Frances Beauty Salon in Milford from 1952 until her retirement in 1999. She also was a hair stylist for several area funeral homes.. Jacqueline was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Milford and the Sacred Heart Woman's Club and the Sacred Heart Chorus. She was also a member of the Sigma Fi Club in Sherbrooke. She is survived by two sons, Albert L. Rao and his wife Ellen of Norfolk and Paul Rao and his wife Gail of Medway, two grandchildren Christopher and Allison Rao, nieces and nephews. Jacqueline was predeceased by her siblings, Henri Louis Blais, Louisa Masse, Cecile Fortier, Noella Pelletier, Claire Pidgeon, Emilien Blais, Mareille Asseline, Madeleine Blais, and Yolande Blais. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, October 19 at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 7 East Main St. Milford. Following cremation, burial will be at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, October 18 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. in the Watson Colonial Funeral Home, 24 Congress St. Milford. Donations in Jacqueline's memory may be made to the Milford Lions Club, p.o. box 639, Milford, MA, 01757 or the Norfolk Lions Club, p.o. box 608, Norfolk, MA, 02056. To leave a condolence go to http://www.watsoncolonialfuneralhome.com .
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