Dustin T. Blake

  • Born: June 14, 2001
  • Died: August 4, 2017
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Dustin Thomas Blake, 16, of Manchester, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 4, 2017, at Elliot Hospital.

Born in Manchester, he was the son of Christopher Blake and Robin Brown. Raised in Manchester, Dustin was educated at local schools and was entering his Junior year at Central High School. During his tenure at Central, Dustin focused his attention on the Performing Arts. He had an undeniable passion for acting, singing, and dancing. He performed in Godspell and Fame, produced by Central High School, as well as Footloose, produced by the Community Theatre of Nashua. An accomplished actor and singer, Dustin was voted President of "The Maskers", the drama club, and the Vice President of the Choral Club for the upcoming school year. In the past two years, Dustin wrote several plays as he aspired to be a screenplay writer and film maker. Writing, directing, and performing "The Intervention" for the Central Spring Shorts this past May was the highlight of Dustin's Performing Arts Career. Dustin took great pride in his first summer job at Cinemagic in Hooksett, working as a cashier, concession stand clerk, cleaner, and usher.

A beloved son, brother, grandson, and nephew, Dustin was a friend to all. Dustin's larger than life personality and sense of humor brought laughter and positivity to everyone around him. In his spare time, Dustin enjoyed photography and helping his grandfather, John Blake, participate in local farmer's markets. Dustin will be best remembered for his kind heart and jovial spirit.

In addition to his parents, Dustin is survived by his sister, Autumn Brown; paternal grandparents, John and Dolores Blake; maternal grandfather, John Wiltz; four aunts, Heather Ahmed and husband Mike, Jessica Brown, Roseanna Brown, and Ashley Marshall; paternal great grandparents, Albert and Madeleine Blake; maternal great grandparents, Edward and Anna Mele; girlfriend, Hannah Barnard; several great aunts and uncles, cousins and countless friends. Dustin was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Deborah Boynton.

ARRANGEMENTS: His Visitation will be held in the Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 243 Hanover St., Manchester on Wednesday, August 9, from 4:00 to 7:00P.M. His Funeral will be held in the Phaneuf Funeral Home on Thursday, August 10, at 10:00A.M. followed by an Entombment Service at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, 474 Goffstown Rd., Manchester. Friends and relatives invited. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to assist Dustin's family with funeral expenses at Gofundme.com by searching Robin Brown or Help Bury My Baby.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Chris & Robyn, I am sorry for your loss I just found out , my heart breaks
for the entire family

Posted by Linda Jones - Manchester, NH   August 18, 2017

I am deeply saddened by the loss of Dustin. I did not know him directly but I do remember seeing him in the halls and I remember his performance in Godspell. I am very sorry for your loss

Posted by Troye Fennell - Manchester, NH - Teacher   August 09, 2017

Dolores & John, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your grandson, my thoughts are with your entire family, Jean Parodi Marcus

Posted by Jean Marcus - Eliot, ME - Friend   August 09, 2017

We are truly sorry for your loss. The loss of a child , grandchild ,brother , nephew is heartbreaking. Our heart aches for you and your family. Dustin was an amazing kid and he will be terribly missed.

Thinking of you all . With all our love Mike , Kristin , Melina , Amelia Chouinard

Posted by Chouinard Family - Litchfield, ME - Family   August 09, 2017

I am sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort be with you during your time of mourning. Isaiah 61:1,2 ; Matthew 5:4

Posted by A friend   August 08, 2017

I've thought of your son every day since Thursday. I was in the waiting room. His spirit will live on through all of his loved ones. Sending healing prayers

Posted by Bethany - Derry, NH   August 08, 2017

My heart breaks for you

Posted by B Kelly - Bedford, NH   August 07, 2017

Sending our deepest sympathies. Love, Paul and Judy Puchacz and family

Posted by Paul and Judy Puchacz - Manchester, NH - Family Friend   August 07, 2017


Dustin you will forever be in our hearts, we will miss you being around and the school year will.not be the same without you. Fly high buddy.

Posted by Anthony Stone - Manchester, NH - Classmate   August 07, 2017


I am so sorry for the great loss of Dustin. Deepest sympathy to the family.

Posted by - Manchester, NH   August 07, 2017

Dustin, was such a happy fun loving kid. I got to know him at the farmers markets he went to. We are Praying for all of you at this time. Love, clark and charla

Posted by Charla Mayotte - Hooksett   August 07, 2017

Dustin touched the hearts and minds of those who saw and heard his talents first hand. May his voice now be part of the Heavenly choir.

Chris , Robin, and Autumn; Dustin had the drive, passion, and work ethic that garners admiration and respect. He was; an will remain, a source of pride and joy to you. Thoughts and prayers to you all during this painful time.

Posted by Edward Mele IV - Manchester, NH   August 06, 2017

I have no words just great sadness. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and especially with my niece, Hannah who was Dustin's girlfriend. He brought joy in her life.

Posted by Dawn Lavalley - MA - Friend   August 06, 2017

Robin, my deepest sympathy for the loss of your son. May God allow you to make it through this trying time when days seem dark. Just know that you are continually in the prayers of your Oklahoma extended family.

Posted by Mrs. Mimi Jackson - OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Friend   August 06, 2017

The Spratt Family sends you prayers and condolences. Dustin was truly one of a kind, and Brianna and all the other Maskers and everyone else he came in contact with are truly very lucky to have known him.

Posted by Julie Spratt - Manchester, NH   August 06, 2017

Please accept my deepest condolences. I had the pleasure of being one of Dustin's teachers at Central. He was a bright and enjoyable young man. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Posted by Linda Seabury - Bedford, NH - Teacher   August 06, 2017

Robin & Chris,

I am sorry for your loss. Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

Posted by Michele (Tessier) Gilbault - Johnston, RI   August 06, 2017

Rip love and miss u

Posted by Jacqueline Chapman - Manchester, NH - Family   August 06, 2017

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