Denis James Blackett

On January 28th, 2019, Denis Blackett, loving & devoted husband to Kathleen (Whint) Blackett and father to Denise, Kendra, Kimberly, Dennison, Priston & Kurth, passed away at the age of 69.

Denis was born on October 5, 1949 in St. David’s Grenada to Elias (Kay) and Hilda Blackette. He married in Grenada to Kathleen Blackett on June 5, 1976 and then moved to the United States. Denis and Kathleen raised 6 children and is the beloved grandfather “papaw” to 8 grandchildren: Donald, Ngolela (Saafi), Ndeji, Shawna, Kamran, Samiya, Yenga, and Serina. He was brother to Grace, Godfrey, Cynthia, Remy, Christopher, Patsy, Anthony, Justin, Arthur, Curthbert, Deborah, Charmaine, and Ann. He was uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Denis was a lifelong entrepreneur, forming his own company Blackett Brothers Carpentry in the early 1980s and built a business that sustained his family. His clients and friends alike revered Denis and share many funny stories of their interactions with him. Denis had a passion for adventure and was regarded as a lucky man. A brave man, he was a world traveler and vacationed in many places, his favorite being Hawaii. His world travels led him to exploring Asia, specifically Hong Kong and Taiwan, indulging in local delicacies and finally finding a dish he vowed never to eat again. Denis was a risk taker and a deeply spiritual man. He had a gift of dreams and would often be able to predict things with near 100% accuracy. Denis was beloved by all who met him. He loved to laugh and was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile and his kind and compassionate spirit.

Funeral from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre Street, WEST ROXBURY on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Gregory Church, 2223 Dorchester Ave. at 11 o'clock. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours Thursday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Interment The Gardens Cemetery, 670 Baker Street, West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in honor of Denis Blackett to the CHIPSA Hospital: For directions and guestbook, please visit:

Visiting hours in the Funeral Home
Thursday, February 7, 2019
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Service
Friday, February 8, 2019, 11am
St. Gregory Parish
2223 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester MA 02124.

The Gardens Cemetery
670 Baker Street
West Roxbury, MA

Celebration of Life
Moseley’s on the Charles
50 Bridge Street
Dedham, MA

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