Tuesday, October 19, 2021


Austin Knights ‘Butch’ Blake


Austin Knights “Butch” Blake, 76, of Deep River passed away on March 23, after a courageous battle with heart disease.

Butch leaves behind his wife Rebecca (Cohen) Blake of Deep River, with whom he shared nearly 30 wonderful years. He also leaves his daughter, Patricia Goddard (Warren) of Southbridge, Massachusetts; his son, Kenneth Blake of Mississippi; and his sisters Wanda Lesick of Middletown and Nancy Rousseau (Raymond) of Eastham, Massachusetts. Butch also leaves behind four cherished grandchildren, Craig and Jennifer Goddard of Massachusetts and Kenneth Blake, Jr., and Carlena Blake of Mississippi; several special nieces and nephews; and his loyal companions, Chloe and Jack.

Austin will be missed by so many who saw his kind spirit behind the gruff exterior.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30 at the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home, 34 Main Street in Centerbrook. His funeral service and rendering of Full Military Honors will follow on the front lawn of the funeral home.

To share a memory or express a condolence to his family, please visit, www.rwwfh.com. Arrangements are by the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home in Centerbrook.

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