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Obituary for Gerard LeBlanc

NORTH BROOKFIELD- Gerard Joseph LeBlanc, 82, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, March 9, 2017


Gerard was born on December 28, 1934, in Buctouche, New Brunswick, Canada; son of the late Emery and Josephine (Girouard) LeBlanc. He immigrated to the United States where he met and married his wife Rita Marie (LeBlanc) LeBlanc. Together, they had four daughters who they raised in Leominster, MA. Gerard worked as a draftsman in the tool and die industry until retiring in 1996. Gerard will be especially remembered for his love and devotion to family and friends. He was an active member of the East Brookfield Baptist Church and he cherished the friendships that he made there. His favorite hobbies included painting, baking and cooking.

Gerard leaves four daughters Monique Whitney & her husband Raymond of Leominster, Michelle DeRoy & her husband Kenneth of Gardner, Majella "Madge" Dunphe & her husband Andy of North Brookfield, Nicolle Cefole & her husband Marshall of Winchendon; 11 grandchildren Erica (Whitney) Welsh, Bryant Whitney, Kristina (DeRoy) Milvae, Heather (DeRoy) Alden, Michael DeRoy, Aldo Dunphe, Marisa Dunphe, Kerri Spady, Shawna Spady, Steven Spady and Elizabeth Spady; a great-grandson Nicholas Alden; 2 great-granddaughters Evangeline Morales and Victoria Milvae; 2 brothers Oscar LeBlanc and Norman LeBlanc; 3 sisters Odette Gallant, Madge Peticlerc and Rosemary Cormier; many nieces & nephews. Gerard was predeceased by his wife Rita Marie LeBlanc; a great-granddaughter Caroline Milvae; a sister Anita Savoie and a brother Paul LeBlanc.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 11:00 am in the East Brookfield Baptist Church, 262 East Main Street, East Brookfield, MA. Pillsbury Funeral Home 44 Gilbert St. North Brookfield is directing arrangements.

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