Jennifer L. (Burns) LeClair, 43, of Gardner, died Sunday, November 6, 2016 in Massachusetts General Hospital of Boston, following a long, courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Gardner on February 14, 1973, she was the daughter of Donna (LaFortune) (Burns) Fortin of Winchendon and the late Vance Burns.
A life-long resident of Gardner, Jen graduated from Gardner High School with the Class of 1991 and later attended Mount Wachusett Community College of Gardner.
She was a Financial Service Specialist employed by GFA Federal Credit of Gardner, and was recently recognized for 20 years of service.
Jen enjoyed snowmobiling and hiking. Her greatest joy was watching her sons play hockey. She and her husband took great pride in supporting their sons by attending their games, no matter where they played. She loved spending time with family and friends, and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Jen will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, positive attitude and amazing courage.
Besides her mother, Jennifer leaves her husband of 25 years, John L. LeClair of Gardner; two sons, Justin L. LeClair and Jace L. LeClair both of Gardner; maternal grandmother, Claire (Contois) (LaFortune) Rafuse of Westminster; three brothers, Michael Burns of Gardner, Jacob Burns and his wife Taryn of North Carolina, and Ryan Burns of Indiana; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
A 'Celebration of Jennifer's Life' will be held Sunday, November 13th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Kamaloht, 1 N. Main Street, Templeton.
There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Jennifer may be made to support the Dr. Priscilla Brastianos' Brain Metastasis Fund at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. Please make checks payable to Massachusetts General Hospital, c/o MGH Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114.
Boucher Funeral Home, 110 Nichols Street, Gardner is handling the arrangements.
Sunday, November 13th, 2016