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Father Carlyle Blake

August 3, 1935 April 18, 2019
Father Carlyle Blake
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Reverend Carlyle Ronald Blake, CSsR died on Thursday, April 18, 2019
Funeral Mass for Rev. Carlyle R. Blake, CSSR, will be held on St. Thomas, USVI.

Rev. Carlyle Blake was preceded in death by:
His parents, Arthur and Viola Calistro-Blake

Siblings: Thomas R. Blake, Eric W. Blake, Patty Blake & Ann Marie Blake

Aunts & Uncles: Beryl Best, Isabel Calistro, Felecia (Valarie) Calistro, Bernice Harrigan, Melita Barthlett, Theodore and Felix Calistro

Aunts: Medina Scatliffe and Altagracia Padilla

Nieces & Nephews: Myrilyn B. Daniel, Thomas R. Blake, Jr., Sylvia N. Blake, Ronald E. Blake, Patricia Blake Simmonds, Erica Blake Washington (Dave), Felecia V. Blake, Michael A. Blake (Beverly), Anicia M. Blake, Eric W. Akinyemi Blake, Jr. (Mariel), Jeri J Greaves, Judi J. Sapp, Juli J. Moses

Great Nieces & Nephews: Gwendolyn E. Roebuck, Lauren B. M. Daniel, Shenelle M. Roebuck, Thomas J. Blake, TaMicah J. Sweeney (Cecil), Randy Roebuck (Angelique), Thamolyah J. Blake Luther (Khaleel), Dylan Blake, Katrina Washington, Nyda M. Simmonds, David S. Washington, Maya N. Blake, Tashiim J. Blake, Evan E. Blake, Dillard Blake, Julian B. Rucker, Obayemi S Blake. Josiah Blake, Tiffany G. Rucker.

Great-Great Nieces & Nephews: Xion J. Blake, Quiarrah Blake, Yahmeel J. Blake, Kailee Luther, Naelani Roebuck, Nathaniel Bryant

Sisters in Law; Madonia H. Blake, Gwendolyn C. Blake

Special Cousin: Aurea Anderson

Cousins Alviston Calistro (Lena), Elroy Calistro, Alicia Powell, Viola E. Smith,
Elwin Best, Leslie Rhymer Dr. Ronald Harrigan (Sandra), Eva Haynes, Sonia Dalmida (Alvin), Editha Best, Linda Hill, Aubrey Harrigan, Shirley Jennings (Carl), Calma Calistro, Beverly Seales (Tyrone), Elroy Best (Annette), Sandra Brown, Dennis Frett, Peter Carter, Darcel Carter

Redemptorists Priests, Brothers & Deacons” Rev. Kenneth Gaddy, Special Nephew, Rev. Glenn Parker, Rev. Maurice Nutt, Rev. Angelito “Angie” Peres, Brother Darrell Cevasco, Brother Leonard Samuel, Deacon Emith Fludd
Very Special Friend: Genevieve (Ginger) Clenance, Maureen Petersen, Richard Lane, David Mendoza, Bob & Kathy Porta

Special Friends: Sr. Marge Brennan, Ann E. Abramson, Shelley, Justin and John Moorhead, Rupert & Edna Abramson, Kathy King, Rita Powell, Gwendolyn Lucas, Theresa Duval, Juliette & Kenneth Clarke, Dr. George Franklin, Maria (Joy) Thomas-Lewis, Marla L. Matthew, Alvin Milligan, Terryl Simiena, Vilma Johnson, Janet (New Smyrna Beach Villa, FL), Sonia Robinson, Gerard (Stella Maris. Timonium, MD), Sts. Peter & Paul School Class of 1954, Golden Jubilee Committee Members
Other relatives and friends too numerous to mention

A funeral mass was celebrated for Rev. Carlyle Blake at St. John Neumann Residence –Stella Maris, Timonium, MD, on Tuesday, April 23rd.

Following the Mass, he will be flown home to St. Thomas.

Fr. Blake will lie in State and Vespers will be held at Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Sunday, April 28. Second viewing, Monday, April 29th 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Sts. Peter & Paul Cathedral.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 29th, 10:00 am, Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, St. Thomas, USVI. Interment: Western Cemetery No. 1.

Funeral Arrangements by: Dan Hurley Home for Funerals and Cremation Centers, of St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix., 3192 Altona & Welgunst, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, VI 00802 340-774-1464. For directions and online condolences, please visit us at

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