Thursday, November 4, 2004

Marie H. Blood, 1917-2004

Marie H. Blood, niece of Harry and Bess Houdini, passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening November 2nd, 2004. She had been ill for the past 2 months and then contracted pneumonia. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Funeral arrangements have been made with Bartolomeo and Perotto Funeral Home, located at 1411 Vintage Lane (between Rt 390 and Long Pond Road), Rochester, NY 14626

  • Visitation on Sunday 11/7/04 from 2 PM to 6 PM
  • Magicians Broken Wand Ceremony on Sunday 11/7/04 at 5:30 PM
  • Funeral Mass on Monday 11/8/04 at 10 AM, to be held at St. Lawrence Church, 1000 North Greece Rd, Rochester, NY 14626

After Marie's Funeral Mass there will be a gathering for brunch at the Red Fedele's Brook House Restaurant, 920 Elmridge Center Drive, Rochester, NY 14626

In lieu of flowers the family has established a foundation in Marie's honor called the "Houdini Family Young Magicians Foundation" (HFYMF). The purpose is to assist young magicians pursue their interest in magic.

Tax deductible donations may be made payable to the "S.A.M. Magic Endowment Fund", Attention: Donation to HFYMF, 234 Town Court, Lower Gwynedd, PA 19002"

Marie with her Uncle Harry in 1921

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