Dulcena Daly Blake, affectionately known as Dullie, and Aunt Dulcie, was born on the beautiful island of Montserrat, West Indies on May 13, 1928. She was the last of eight children born to the late John Daly and Sarah Fenton Daly.
Dulcena was raised by her maternal grandmother Adda Fenton from the age of sixteen months after her mother's passing in 1930. She attended the Cavalla Hill School. Dulcena was brought up in the Pentecostal Church where she received her spiritual education and where she remained a faithful member all her life. Her grandmother Adda; instilled in her from an early age the importance of being kind and loving toward her family, and to love and have trust and faith in God always.
In 1950, Dulcena immigrated to Curaçao. She relocated to the United Kingdom in 1954 and one year later she settled in the United States. Dulcena married Abraham Elliott Blake in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1955, and they subsequently moved as a family to Boston, Massachusetts. She was employed by the Christian Science Church and after 15 years of service she retired in 1975. Dulcena never wavered from her foundational lessons about being kind, loving and supportive toward her family; she is solely responsible for sponsoring her siblings and nieces arrival in the United States of America where several of them came, settled, worked and sponsored their own children.
Sister Dulcena was a faithful member of Bethel Tabernacle Pentecostal Church for over 50 years under the tutelage of Bishop Thomas J. Weekes and then later by his daughter Bishop Gwendolyn Weekes.
Sister Dulcena leaves to cherish her memory, husband, Abraham Elliott Blake; son Steve Blake; granddaughters Amaya and Bria Blake; sisters, Kathleen Tuitt and Gwendolyn Charles; several nieces and nephews, and many relatives and friends too numerous to list here.
Dulcena (Aunt Dulcie) expressed her desire for special acknowledgement of her two nieces, Maude Pond, Annetta Odoms. Special thanks to Althea (Nancy) Lewis and Josepha Fenton for their enduring support and love during her illness. We affirm her wishes.
We honor your life and memory Aunt Dulcena, and you will live in our hearts and minds always!
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