OBITUARY

William Everett LeBlanc Jr.

June 13, 1933October 21, 2016

William E. LeBlanc, Jr. of Revere, formerly of Stoneham, Danvers, Peabody and most recently of Naples. FL, died at the VA Hospice, Unit 2C in Bedford on Friday, October, 21, 2016 after a brief but valiant battle with cancer. He was 83. Mr. LeBlanc was born in Waltham and grew up in Stoneham. He qualified and was accepted as a Stoneham student to the Somerville Regional Vocational School where he graduated after mastering the skills of Cabinet Making and Carpentry. Following graduation in 1952, Mr. LeBlanc immediately joined the US Marine Corps. Bill was a Weapons Instructor at Camp Lejeune and Parris Island. Honorably discharged from active duty in 1955, Bill continued to serve his country in the Marine Ready Reserves. In 1956, he joined the US Auxiliary Air Force, Massachusetts Wing of the Civil Air Patrol. Bill served in the Medford Squadron and remained active for 18 years serving throughout the Mass-NH area earning the rank of Lt. Colonel upon his leaving in 1973.

From 1955 through 1962, Mr. LeBlanc was self-employed as a custom builder in both residential and commercial building and remodeling. Beginning in 1962 and continuing throughout 1973, Mr. LeBlanc was employed as a carpenter, locksmith, and lead carpenter foreman. He worked at First National Bank of Boston as well as New England Deaconess Hospital. In 1973, he worked for Cabot, Cabot, & Forbes, Boston and held the title of Supervisor of Technical Services Group Operations until his retirement in 1999.

Mr. LeBlanc was a lifetime member of the Andover Sportsman Club of Andover where he formerly served for many years as Rifle Range Director, and was a member of the Andover Sportsman Club Board of Directors.

Mr. LeBlanc is survived by his wife, Joanne T. (Morretti) Bonura of Revere with whom he shared a blended family of children and grandchildren. He leaves his children; Bill LeBlanc, III and his fiancée, Donna Ring of Billerica, Melanie (LeBlanc) Wellcome and her husband, Christopher of Andover, Sean LeBlanc and his wife, Victoria of Reading, and Eamon LeBlanc and his wife Allison of Reading. He also leaves one step-daughter, Tara (Bonura) Lagomarsino and her husband, Steven of Shrewsbury. Mr. LeBlanc also leaves his grandchildren: Alanna (MacDonald) Newland and her husband, Phil of Reading, Matthew and Andrew LeBlanc, both of Reading, Jackson LeBlanc, Janey LeBlanc, and Katie Faye LeBlanc, all of Reading. Mr. LeBlanc also leaves one step-grandson, Vincent Lagomarsino of Shrewsbury. Mr. LeBlanc was the son of the late William Everett and Irene (Dorian) LeBlanc. He is also survived by his sole sibling, Mrs. Jan (LeBlanc) DeFeo and her husband, William of Nashua, NH. Mr. LeBlanc also leaves two nieces, Nancy Markuson and her husband, David of Burlington and Sandra Swanson and her husband, Philip of Hague, NY, a grand-niece, Kristin Markuson and a grand-nephew, Erik Markuson, both of Burlington as well as a number of LeBlanc cousins, blended family inlaws, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home 157 Maple Street, Lynn on Saturday at 10 AM followed by a Memorial Funeral Mass in St. Pius V Church, 215 Maple Street, Lynn at 11 AM. Burial of ashes with Military Honors in Woodlawn Cemetery Everett. Memorial Visiting Hours on Friday from 5-8 PM. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, please consider donation in Bill’s memory to the V.A. Bedford, MA Hospice, Unit 2C, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730.

Services

  • Visiting Hours Friday, October 28, 2016
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, October 29, 2016
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Donald Hussey

October 29, 2016

I enjoyed getting to know Bill at the range he was a wealth of knowege and was always willing to share it with me.

October 28, 2016

Joanne,
So sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy and
Love to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Marg MacDonald

Doug Cooper

October 28, 2016

I was fortunate to have spent many happy times with Bill at the Andover Sportsmen's Club. He will be missed.

Mark

October 26, 2016

Melanie,

The measure of a man can be the legacy he leaves. You and Alanna are a tremendous legacy for him. I am quite certain he could not have been more proud of anyone than you.
May he rest in the heavenly peace he brought to this earthly world.
Semper Fidelis.

Dave Morton

October 25, 2016

Joanne so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy. Bill was a good man and I was fortunate to have known him. We will miss him.

Kathy ,victor & louie schraffa

October 25, 2016

Our deepest sympathies to the Leblanc family and Bill's wife Joanne (& her daughter). We will never forget seeing him at his grandsons' Matt and Andrew's birthday's, communions', etc. May he rest in peace. Love Kathy,Victor and Louie

Gina Downing

October 25, 2016

To Melanie, Billy, Sean, Eamon and Family,
We have lost another "Neighborhood Angel", bet they're all up there having a cookout! I am so very sorry for the loss of your Dad. You are all in my Thoughts and Prayers in this difficult time. I am sorry I will not be able to make the services. This Grammy has babysitting duty both Friday and Saturday. I feel bad I can't make it. I Love you all very, very much. Kisses and Hugs

Tony Aftuck

October 25, 2016

Saddened to hear of Bill's passing. We have been pals for a long time and have had many fun times together. Bill will be missed. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Inna

October 25, 2016

Dear Melanie,
Extending my deepest, heartfelt sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Inna

The Staff of Cuffe McGinn Funeral Home

October 25, 2016

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.