OBITUARY

Alfred I LeBlanc

June 23, 1925March 10, 2019
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LYNN – Alfred I. LeBlanc, 93, a lifetime resident of Lynn, and longtime Lynn Firefighter, passed away, Sunday, March 10th at Sunrise at Gardner Park, Peabody. Fred was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy M. (Capozzi) LeBlanc with whom he shared 61 years of marriage. He was born in Lynn, the son of the late Camille and Gertrude (Gauvain) LeBlanc, and Evangeline (Richard) LeBlanc. Fred was the loving father of Janice M. Kurowski and her husband, David of Topsfield, Frederick C. LeBlanc and his wife, Nannette of Lynn, Lawrence A. LeBlanc and his wife, Adria Elskus of Conway, MA, and Debra A. Healey and her husband, Robert of Lynn; the cherished grandfather of Andrew LeBlanc and his wife, Bonnie, Lauren LeBlanc , Danielle VanAmburg and her husband, Ryan, Amy Cortez and her husband, Eric, Kristen Ross and her husband Thomas, Ryan Healey and his wife, Lauren, and Devin Healey; the adoring great-grandfather of Olivia, Jake, Zachary, Madison, Declan and Caden; the dear brother of Armand LeBlanc and his wife Elaine of Lynn and the late Laurie, Gerald, Zenon, Roy and Herve LeBlanc, Robert Richard, Eleanor Rodier, Emma Evans, and Dorothy Flanagan; and the uncle of several nieces and nephews. Fred served in the Pacific in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a Lynn firefighter for 35 years until his retirement in 1986. Fred was truly devoted to his wife and family. He had a special talent for being able to stop little ones from crying and loved being “Papa” to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He made sure to attend all of his grandchildren’s activities. He adored his special companion, his dog, Penny. Fred had a love for gardening and was known for his harvest of green beans and zucchini. Always busy, Fred belonged to the Lynn City Retirement Association, the Firefighters Relief Association, The Franco-AmVets Post 161 and Post 12, and the IAFF Local 739, and was a member of “Box 41” a group of his fellow retirees who he would meet for breakfast. He also loved caring for his dog, The Family would like to thank all the staff at Sunrise in Peabody and Care Dimensions for the all of the compassionate care and love that they provided to him over the past many months. Visiting hours will be held at Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St. Lynn on Thursday, March 14th from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. His funeral will be held from the funeral home on Friday, March 15th, at 9:30 followed at 10:30 a.m. by a Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Lynn. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, In lieu of flowers; contributions may be made in his memory to Care Dimensions via www.caredimensions.org. To share a memory or leave online condolences, please visit www.cuffemcginn.com.

Services

  • Visiting Hours Thursday, March 14, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, March 15, 2019
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Alfred I LeBlanc

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Marlene Smith

March 14, 2019

My condolences to the family and friends of Fred.
May he rest in peace!!

Paul Gautreau

March 13, 2019

To: Janice,Fredrick,Lawrence and Debra
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of your father. I had the opportunity to work with your father in the Lynn Fire Dept at Fayette st on Ladder 1. His spirit and happy attitude made it a pleasure to work with him. Brother Fred may you rest in peace.
Lt. Paul Gautreau
Retired

Nancy Jones

March 13, 2019

Uncle Freddie, you are now at peace and reunited with Auntie Dottie again, the love of your life 💗- There are no words magnificent enough to describe what you mean to all of us! Our hearts are hurting that you were called away but we all love you so much that we feel some relief that you are no longer suffering🙏 Thank you for being the BEST Uncle and godfather, thank you for always giving me loving advice and making me feel like I was special, thank you for holding me so tightly when I was little and afraid to slide down the pole with you at the Fayette Street fire station - you promised you wouldn't let me go and my whole life you never did! Thank you for teaching me how to grow the best zucchinis and string beans 🤣 and thank you for setting an example to all of us how to be kind and loving 💗Thank you for just being you - I love you so much uncle Freddie 💔💔 - please hug auntie Dottie and my mom for me tightly xoxo Rest now, God has you in His arms.... we have you in our hearts.

Nannette LeBlanc

March 13, 2019

How lucky am I to have had such a sweet man to call my Father in Law! Fred always has welcomed me into his heart with a warm smile that could melt anyones heart. I have a lot of fond memories to hold dear to my heart how he held each grandchild with such joyful expertise, this was a very natural act for him he always had the ability to calm a crying baby. He was genuingly proud of each child and recognized each for their strengths. The years befor his stroke I enjoyed cooking meals for him on Tuesdays and Thursdays the routine became something I looked forward to, I always loved trying new recipes for him I think he enjoyed...he would let me know if something needed more or less salt. Many days he would go to D’Amicis to get blueberry pie for dessert, I personally never cared for it but how could I ever say this to him for blueberries were his “passion” fruit. We all know he loved this berry! He was a man who would always help when called, always a smile on his face and always a gentle tease. These last 2 years were very difficult for him, very hard to watch, he is finally at peace and with the love of his life , my mother-in -law , Dorothy...may they live in our hearts for eternity

Sue Broyer

March 12, 2019

I will remember all the good times we had at events and Christmas Eve parties at Bonnie and Andrews home! He will truly be missed he was a very pleasant and wonderful man. May you rest in peace Fred❤

William Jones

March 12, 2019

Dear family, you are a really strong gathering of children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. I know you will all survive this sad loss of your HERO. Please know that God loves you and will help you to heal enough to bare this loss. Time will make it easier, but it will never go away. Talk to Fred, (my way of holding the memory of a great human being) Talk to him in your way of praying, because he will hear you. He knows that our loss is his gain. He lives in Heaven with all the souls that he knows. The first soulmate is Dorothy, picture the smile on her face and on the faces of family and friends. Spend time with him each day and he will help you in your grieving. Know that he is not gone, he lives in paradise and will see you again. My personal message to you Fred, is that you area a giant among men. Your life was spent in giving to so many people and causes with your constant generosity and gentle heart. You were a loving person with a heart of gold. Rest in Peace Fred, you've earned it. Luv Ya! Bill J xxx

William Robinson

March 12, 2019

I worked with Freddy a bunch of years at the Fayette St fire station. A great guy and had a lot of fun with Freddy and that whole group of firefighters in the late 70"s through the mid 80"s. RIP Freddy and condolences to his entire family.

Stew Robinson

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Biography

LYNN – Alfred I. LeBlanc, 93, a lifetime resident of Lynn, and longtime Lynn Firefighter, passed away, Sunday, March 10th at Sunrise at Gardner Park, Peabody. Fred was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy M. (Capozzi) LeBlanc with whom he shared 61 years of marriage. He was born in Lynn, the son of the late Camille and Gertrude (Gauvain) LeBlanc, and Evangeline (Richard) LeBlanc.
Fred was the loving father of Janice M. Kurowski and her husband, David of Topsfield, Frederick C. LeBlanc and his wife, Nannette of Lynn, Lawrence A. LeBlanc and his wife, Adria Elskus of Conway, MA, and Debra A. Healey and her husband, Robert of Lynn; the cherished grandfather of Andrew LeBlanc and his wife, Bonnie, Lauren LeBlanc , Danielle VanAmburg and her husband, Ryan, Amy Cortez and her husband, Eric, Kristen Ross and her husband Thomas, Ryan Healey and his wife, Lauren, and Devin Healey; the adoring great-grandfather of Olivia, Jake, Zachary, Madison, Declan and Caden; the dear brother of Armand LeBlanc and his wife Elaine of Lynn and the late Laurie, Gerald, Zenon, Roy and Herve LeBlanc, Robert Richard, Eleanor Rodier, Emma Evans, and Dorothy Flanagan; and the uncle of several nieces and nephews.
Fred served in the Pacific in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a Lynn firefighter for 35 years until his retirement in 1986. Fred was truly devoted to his wife and family. He had a special talent for being able to stop little ones from crying and loved being “Papa” to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He made sure to attend all of his grandchildren’s activities. He adored his special companion, his dog, Penny. Fred had a love for gardening and was known for his harvest of green beans and zucchini. Always busy, Fred belonged to the Lynn City Retirement Association, the Firefighters Relief Association, The Franco-AmVets Post 161 and Post 12, and the IAFF Local 739, and was a member of “Box 41” a group of his fellow retirees who he would meet for breakfast. He also loved caring for his dog, The Family would like to thank all the staff at Sunrise in Peabody and Care Dimensions for the all of the compassionate care and love that they provided to him over the past many months.
Visiting hours will be held at Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St. Lynn on Thursday, March 14th from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. His funeral will be held from the funeral home on Friday, March 15th, at 9:30 followed at 10:30 a.m. by a Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Lynn. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, In lieu of flowers; contributions may be made in his memory to Care Dimensions via www.caredimensions.org. To share a memory or leave online condolences, please visit www.cuffemcginn.com.