OBITUARY

Thomas "Tommy" LeBlanc

January 2, 1927July 7, 2018

Thomas LeBlanc, age 91, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018. Thomas is survived by his wife of 64 years, Diana Matherne LeBlanc; their children, Desireé Hymel (Timmy), Dwayne Thomas LeBlanc (Cathy), Colette Tatum (Gregg), Stephanie Clark (Wayne), Celeste Fox (Greg) and Jeanne LeBlanc (Jeremy); grandchildren, Alicia Marren (Mike), Monique Funk (Chris), Lauren Haydel (Ryan), Arianne Whittaker (Paul), Christopher Johnson (Ashley), Stephen Johnson, Matthew Tatum (Nicole), Patrick Tatum (Stephanie), Jared Clark (Desra) Brandon Clark, Timothy LeBlanc, Jr., Blaine LeBlanc, Stacey Halphen (Andrew), Sebastian Alcock and Mabel Alcock; step-grandchildren, Johnny and Gregory Fox, Jarrett Oliveri, Jeanne Relayson and Brandi Lynn Najolia; 20 great-grandchildren; and sister, Leta Faye Johnson. He is preceded in death by his son, Timothy Paul LeBlanc, Sr.; his father and mother Albert LeBlanc and Laura Jumonville LeBlanc; brothers, Donald LeBlanc, Albert LeBlanc, Alvin LeBlanc, Lynwood LeBlanc, Merrill LeBlanc; and his sisters, Alberta Farrell and Beverly Tarantolo. The family wishes to thank his loyal caregivers, Mikeshia, Paula, Lorenza and Chaunaie. A man of many talents and a member of many social organizations, Thomas was a Former City Councilman for the City of Kenner, an agent with State Farm Insurance for over 35 years and employed at Shell Chemical for more than 10 years. He was also a proud member of the Knights of Columbus, both St. Jerome and Stoulig Councils. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass held in the chapel at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, L A 70124 on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. until the Mass. Interment will follow at All Saints Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, Masses or donations to the St. Joseph Abbey are preferred: 75376 River Rd, Saint Benedict, LA 70457.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, July 12, 2018
REMEMBERING

Thomas "Tommy" LeBlanc

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laurence durrieu-dehondt

July 13, 2018

Dear Family,
I just want you to know we pray for Tommy and all his family. We never met but my brother and my parents told me a lot about your kindness and the warm welcome they received.
Tommy loved France and its history, today, many people in France think of him.
Your sincerely (from Reims)
Laurence et sa famille (Thierry, Rémy et Clément)

Jean-Pierre DURRIEU

July 12, 2018

We never forget our american friend Tomy, his wife and family, and Louisiana.
Everybody has been so kind with us.
Please accept our sincere sympathy and our prayers for Tomy.
We'll be with you in spirit.
Nicole and Jean-Pierre from France (Reims)

Greg Fox

July 12, 2018

What a wonderful person Tommy made me feel more like a son than a son-in-law

Rosalie Tolentino

July 11, 2018

My husband and I had the privilege of meeting Mr. Tommy and Ms. Diana only once at their grandson Jared Clark’s wedding. He was knowledgeable about many things...history (France) and gardening. He loved his family, his eyes twinkled and a soft smile appeared when he spoke of them. We had just met, and he spoke to us as if we were family. A man of wisdom. Our hearts and prayers are with Ms. Diana, their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Durrieu Emmanuel

July 11, 2018

I have never forgotten Tommy since my stay in Louisiana. He often spoke to me about his passion for the history of France. Diana and the whole family I offer you my sincere condolences. Emmanuel from France (Paris)

Ray Labat

July 10, 2018

Dwayne and I were childhood friends and our families were members at the Hilton Inn Swim club where I was fortunate to meet Mr. Tommy. He took the time and taught me how to swim. After several weeks of his instruction he brought over one of the swimming instructors to observe and I was able to by-pass going to beginners swim class. Mr. Tommy's time, instruction and persistence enabled me to go directly into the next phase of lessons (advance beginners).
As time went on I was eventually able to be on the Hilton Inn Swim Team (never did beat Dwayne) and wound up being a Senior Red Cross Life Guard as well as a Scout Lifeguard. In the process acquired the Boy Scout Mile Swim twice. While I'm not trying to sound off on any of my accolades I do owe a huge part of any swimming success to Mr. Tommy. While I haven't seen him since I was a kid I've always appreciated him.
Sincerely, Ray Labat

Renee Romeo

July 10, 2018

I have many fond memories visiting Uncle Tommy as a child and as an adult. I was just like another one of his kids. He was a Gardner and a great cook and really enjoyed his awesome seafood couvillion. Was absolutely the best. He was also the expert on the LeBlanc family tree. We all enjoyed his presentation at one of our family reunions many many years ago. He will be greatly missed and my prayers go to Aunt Diane and family.

Claude Boudreau

July 10, 2018

I have very fond memory of Tommy when he & Diana traveled with me to their Acadian Homeland in 2014 for the Acadian World Congress. Enjoyed talking with him as he shared many stories about the Louisiana LeBlancs. My Sincere sympathies to Diana and Tommy's family.
Claude Boudreau
New Brunswick, Canada
(Photo taken on the land of the first LeBlanc land in Nova Scotia)

Wayne Clark

July 9, 2018

Great father in law. Always like to hear about painting someone car when he was growing up. Great gardener also

FROM THE FAMILY