Dartmouth Funeral Home

230 Russells Mills Road, South Dartmouth, MA


Ernest J. Leger

May 15, 1934November 25, 2019

Ernest J. Leger, 85, of Dartmouth, passed away on Monday, November 25, 2019 in his residence surrounded by family. He was the loving husband of the late Janet (Levesque) Leger.

Born in Gardner, MA, he was a son of the late Alderic and Aldea (Cormier) Leger. Ernie served overseas during the Korean War as a bugler in the US Army and later was a member of the New Bedford Sharp Shooter Club and the Our Lady of Assumption Drum and Bugle Corps.

He was employed by Goodyear New Bedford plant before moving on as a real estate broker until his retirement. Ernie and Janet traveled extensively over the years, but were happiest when spending time with their grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his three sons, Michael Leger and his wife Karen, Brian Leger and his wife Julie and Kenneth Leger and his wife Kathy; his grandchildren, Rochelle, Nicole, Ashley, Alex, Andrew and Alyssa; his great grandchildren, Noah, Theodore, Levi, Jackson, Cayden, Jimmie, Avery, Adam, Carter, Cameron and Brielle. He was the brother of the late Jerry Leger and grandfather of the late Jennifer Costa.

His Funeral will be held on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 9 a.m. from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth with a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Julie Billiart Church, 494 Slocum Rd., Dartmouth. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visiting hours Sunday 2-5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Julie Billiart Church for faith formation or The National Kidney Foundation.

For online tributes, please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com


  • Visitation Sunday, December 1, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Burial Monday, December 2, 2019


Ernest J. Leger

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Ronald LaBrode

December 2, 2019

To Mike Brian and Kenny,We’re very sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with during this time of grief and sorrow. From Ronald and Darrah LaBrode. God Bless.

Bryan Bandarra

December 1, 2019

Ernie you will truly be missed ! You were always willing to help Barbara and I at all our church functions whether in the Kitchen or being a narrator with your distinct voice at our Iiving Nativity .God bless for all you have done. Barbara & Bryan Bandarra

Elaine Gaspar

November 30, 2019

I will miss you,my friend,
Thank you for all that you inspired me to be!
You have always had my back.
Elaine Gaspar

David Rumney, Patriot Guard Riders

November 27, 2019

Our sincere condolences and prayers to the Leger family and friends. Korean War Veteran Ernest J. Leger served his country in the United States Army and the Army Reserves. The Patriot Guard Riders and a grateful nation are indebted to his service. The Patriot Guard Riders presence has been requested by the family and we will proudly escort and stand the flag line with Honor, Dignity and Respect for United States Army, Korean War Veteran Ernest J. Leger.

Ashley Leger

November 27, 2019

My Grampie and I would always bake together since I was a child. We would bake cakes for my birthdays, and that turned into me becoming a pastry chef. One time in particular, he was excited to show me a design he seen on a cake from a cruise he went on. He was so excited to try it. He is truly missed 💙

Alexander Leger

November 27, 2019

I remember the last time he came to Florida, he always went to Twistee Treats. That was his favorite ice cream place to go. He would go there every single day for soft served vanilla.

Brian Leger

November 27, 2019

I have many great memories of my dad. I remember when we were young often times all 3 boys would pile on their bed. He would always ask "What did I do to deserve this" We would answer " You took mommy to the maternity ward".