Justina Blair

August 5, 1928 ~ November 18, 2021 (age 93)


Justina Blair, age 93 of Levering, MI passed away Thursday, November 18, 2021, at her home surrounded by loved ones.  She was born August 5,1928 in Zuclo, Italy to Mansueto and Cornelia (Rivani) Zoanetti.  She was an only child and moved to the United States at the age of 4.  On September 11, 1948, she married Richard “Bill” Blair at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Detroit, MI and they were married for over 62 years.  Justina was a homemaker until taking a part-time job as a bank reconciler, at National Bank of Detroit (NBD).  Justina became a full-time employee upon the early medical retirement of Bill in 1980.  In 1990, they began their golden years of retirement by moving onto Munro Lake in Levering, MI.  

Justina volunteered weekly at the Cheboygan, MI hospital.  She attended Sunday Mass at St. Clement Church in Pellston, MI, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister for many years.  Justina loved doing word search puzzles, reading the daily newspaper, and always was looking for another good book to read.  She NEVER forgot anyone’s birthday, anniversary, or special occasion. Most of all she loved spending time with her family, cooking wonderful meals and giving Italian kisses.  Justina is preceded in death by her husband Richard Blair, and is survived by her nine children, Matthew (Yvonne) Blair of Levering, MI, Mark (Charlotte) Blair of Ortonville, MI, Nancy (Michael) Umlauf of The Villages, FL, Stephanie (Ronald) Arambula of Wixom, MI, Joseph (Cynthia) Blair of Northville, MI, Kristina (Daniel) Brake of Redford Twp, MI, Kathryn (John) DeGeorge of Plymouth Twp, MI, Annette (Ronald) Ouellette of Harbor Springs, MI,  Edward (Sandra) Blair of Westlake, OH, 26 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren.   

Visitation will be held at Nordman – Christian Funeral Home, Cheboygan, MI on Monday, November 22, 2021, from 3:00 to 8:00 pm with a Rosary Service at 7:00 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Saint Clement Catholic Church in Pellston, MI on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at 1:00 PM, with a viewing beginning at 11:00 AM. Private interment will be arranged later. 

In leiu of flowers memorial donations in Justina Blair’s name can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or Right to Life of Michigan,

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November 22, 2021

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Nordman-Christian Funeral Home
302 S. Huron St.
Cheboygan, MI 49721

Memorial Service
November 23, 2021

1:00 PM
Saint Clement Catholic Church (Pellston)

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