William A. Blenis, Sr.

  • Born: September 6, 1946
  • Died: March 23, 2018
  • Location: Mahopac, New York

Joseph J Smith Funeral Home Inc

692 US 6
Mahopac, NY 10541

Tel. (845) 621-1992

Tribute & Message From The Family

William A. Blenis Sr., a lifelong resident of Mahopac, NY passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018 at the age of 71. He was born in Mahopac on September 6, 1946, the son of William H. and Anna Head Blenis.

William attended Mahopac Schools. He retired from the Town of Carmel Highway Department in 2004 after 40 years of service, primarily as a mechanic but also doing many other jobs at the highway department. William especially enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time.

On April 14, 1968 he married Barbara Head, his wife of almost 50 years. In addition to Barbara, he is survived by his son, William Jr. and his wife, Meagan of Hyde Park, NY, his daughters, Robin Daley and her husband, Wally of Wingdale, NY and Melanie Cannizzaro and her husband, John of Mahopac, his brothers, John of Putnam Valley, NY and Jim of Carmel, NY and his six grandchildren, Ryan, Jennifer, Katie Poo, Hailey, John Jr. and Evan. His sister, Dolores, died earlier.

Visiting will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 4-8 pm at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home. Private cremation services will follow.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of William may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Missing you so much dad. Fly High.

Posted by Robin Daley - Wingdale, NY - Daughter   April 09, 2018

Daddy i still cant believe your gone my heart is shattered . We all will miss you very much. You were the best dad anyone could ask for u were always wearing your heart on your sleeve. I will miss you so so so very much. I love you daddy. . You maybe gone but never ever forgotten. Fly High Daddy

Posted by Robin Daley - Wingdale, NY - Daughter   March 28, 2018

Very saddened to hear of Williams Passing. Growing up on See Avenue in Mahopac he always took the time for us kids and was not only a close friend but also a wonderful neighbor and mentor.

I got the opportunity to see Mr. Blenis one last time when I had come up from Virginia to visit and attend an Army football game at West Point.

I am very glad that I had took the time to stop in and see him one last time.

I know he had always wanted to go up toward Coopers Town but I guess he never did.

You can move away from home as I eventually did but the people you grew up with and the town you grew up in will always stay close to my heart.

Rest In Peace William and thank you for all the childhood memories.

Steven and Gina Redlon.

Posted by Steven Redlon - Locust Grove, VA - Friend   March 28, 2018

After 18 years living next door, we will never forget you Billy.

Posted by Luiz Lopes - Mahopac, NY - Neighbor   March 27, 2018


REST IN PEACE KNOBBER hope to see you again in the future. love you and will miss you.

Posted by JOHN BLENIS - NY - Brother   March 26, 2018

I'm so very sorry for your loss.... Mr. Blenis was a great man... You are all in my prayers . .. Rest in PEACE Mr. Blenis . ...

Posted by Jennifer Tucker - Sidney, NY - Family Friend   March 24, 2018

I may not have gotten the chance to meet you but you are my cousin and I love you dearly. R.I.P. William.

Posted by Jean Lunn - Ashley Falls, MA - Family   March 24, 2018