CHESHIRE – Matthew E. Blanks Sr., 92, passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at his home.
Mr. Blanks was born September 18, 1929, in Detroit, MI, the son of the late Henry Q. and Amanda (Jacobson) Blanks. He was raised in the New Haven area and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a longtime resident of Cheshire moving to town in 1957.
Mr. Blanks is survived by his sons Matthew Jr. and Raymond P. Blanks and his wife Tricia; his longtime dear friend Mikelle “Mike” Upson.
Arrangements – Funeral service and burial with military honors in Centerville Cemetery, Hamden, will be held at the convenience of the family. The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire is assisting with arrangements. Memorial contribution may be made to Salvation Army, 450 George St, New Haven, CT 06511.