Ourso Funeral Home

134 Houmas Street, Donaldsonville, LA


John Clark LeBlanc Sr.

July 23, 1933August 1, 2020

When you love someone with dementia, you lose them more each day; when they are diagnosed, when they go through different stages, when they go into care, and when they die. John LeBlanc, Sr., devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, was born July 23, 1933, and passed away peacefully at 3:55 a.m. Saturday, August 1, 2020, to be with his Lord and Savior. He was 87, a native and current resident of Donaldsonville, and a retiree of the United States Postal Service. Johnny is survived by his four loving children, Terry Landry (Randy), Mary Emma Day, John LeBlanc, Jr. (Rene’), and Andrew LeBlanc; and four step-children, who was Papa John to them, Gasper Chifici (Denise), Michael Chifici, Charles Chifici, and Susan Chifici Charlet (Gerald), and their children and grandchildren. Johnny was "Pawpaw" to two grandchildren whom he loved dearly, Jonathan Landry (Trisha) and Jill Broussard (Heath); and great-granddaughter Emily. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Emma LeBlanc and brothers Leo Jr., Albert, Edward, Lloyd, Earl George and Russell, and sister Mary Alice, csi; and the loves of his life, his first wife, Marie Matassa LeBlanc and his second wife, Peggy Chifici LeBlanc. Arrangements are entrusted to Ourso Funeral Home of Donaldsonville and interment will be at Resthaven Gardens of Memory in Baton Rouge.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


John Clark LeBlanc Sr.

have a memory or condolence to add?

Brandi Alford-Fontenot

August 6, 2020

I never forget you papa John, you were a wonderful man and always kind. I remember our conversation we had during you and memaws wedding, that's the day I knew for sure that memaw was marrying a truly wonderful man! But one of my favorite memories I have is of when I was working at Winn-dixie in the bakery & before I seen either you or memaw I knew y'all were coming bc I could hear memaw telling you "Johnny you know you have to get your sugar free sweets & don't dare think about picking up any of the sugary junk." And he would reply with "I know Peggy I don't even like that old sugary junk anymore. Or "One little bit won't hurt." Or "Oh look Peggy Brandi is working." (As he tried his best to sneak one of the sugary snacks into the cart.) They made me and everyone that was working crack up... I adored them both! Love LOVE LOVE you so much papa John!

Dianna LeBlanc

August 5, 2020

Dearest Terry and family, I just want to offer my deepest condolences in the loss of your father. It was not possible for me to attend his services but know that you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. He is at peace now and free of all pain and suffering....May God bless all of you in this difficult time. Sincerely, Dianna LeBlanc

Karen Blanchard

August 3, 2020

I was blessed to have worked with this man. The Postal Service was a demanding job and Johnny found ways to bring laughter to our work place most every day. His wit and “charm” could win most anyone over.
I send my love to all of you.

Rosemary Marcello Landry

August 3, 2020

I have moved to Lafayette but I remember Miss Peggy and “The Mailman Mr John”. My deepest sympathy to the family who will miss this wonderful man. Please know that God is with you through your journey of mourning but the gates of Heaven are open to receive a new Angel named Mr John our Mailman!!!!
May you Rest In Peace.
♥️Rosemary Marcello Landry♥️

David Boudreaux

August 3, 2020

Mr. John , he was a great citizen of our town. I knew everyday when it was 10 am, the postman would deliver our mail , and this was before I could tell time. Most of us can remember who was their mailman growing up and to some, even longer. Growing up, the mailman was like a super hero in my comic books. He delivered our mail every day, 6 days a week, nothing would stop the mail from being delivered. He always would make my mom look relieved around the 3rd of the month. We kids would wait for Mr. LeBlanc around the time it was our birthday( for birthday cards), and other milestones in my youth.
So Thank You Mr. J. LeBlanc for being a hero in our town.

Chris Calvaruso

August 2, 2020

So sorry to hear of Mr Johnny’s passing. Have known him all my life. He and Mrs Marie and family lived less than a block from my family home. And have known Mrs. Peggy most of my life as well. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Mr. Mailman.


Learn more about the LeBlanc name