John A. Blinn, Sr.

July 24, 1947 ~ December 29, 2022 (age 75) 75 Years Old

John Blinn, Sr. Obituary

PLAISTOW, NH - John Alexander Blinn, Sr., passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on December 29, 2022, after a battle with cancer.

John was born on July 24, 1947 to Charles L. Blinn and Mary E. Blinn (Crockett). He grew up in Haverhill, MA and Plaistow, NH with his six siblings Margaret (Peggy),Mary Lou, Evelyn (Chookie), Shirley, Linda and Charles Jr.(Buzzy).  He attended Pollard Elementary, graduated from Haverhill High School Class of 1966 and later attended Haverhill Trade School. He mainly resided in Plaistow where he raised his family. He owned and operated  a very successful family business, "Blinn’s Auto Body" in town and later became a highly regarded Selectman for the town, serving on many boards. He lived life with a vivacious spirit: flying planes, waterskiing, skydiving and spending quality time with family vacationing in Aruba, Florida and in the NH Lakes Region.

He is survived by his very dear partner Tammy Bergeron of Plaistow, NH and her daughter Alyviah Richards; his children Pamela Murphy (Blinn) and her husband Michael of Jewett City, CT, Kristen Ward of Reading, MA, Jodi LeBlanc (Blinn) and her husband Shaun and their children Alex and Elise of Hampstead, NH, Jamie Beaulieu (Blinn) and Cory and their children Ashlyn and Shea of Plaistow, NH and John A. Blinn, Jr. and his wife Kate Lamb and their children John A. Blinn, III, Dylan, Ethean and Katelyn of Derry, NH and Travis Blinn and his wife Melanie and their children Faith and Travis, Jr. of Plaistow, NH; and his siblings Charles, Jr. and Linda Pinette of Plaistow, NH and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 6, in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 S. Main Street, Haverhill from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Services will begin Saturday in the funeral home at 9:00 AM. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in All Saints Church, 120 Bellevue Avenue, Haverhill at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow in Plaistow Cemetery. For guestbook, visit

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January 6, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Driscoll Funeral Home & Cremation Service
309 So. Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01835

Mass of Christian Burial
January 7, 2023

10:00 AM
All Saints Church (Bellevue Avenue, Haverhill)

January 7, 2023

10:48 AM
Plaistow Cemetery


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