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Jennifer L"Jen" LeClair

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.
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Jen was a joy to help...always smiling and never complaining. You will leave a hole in our hearts. God bless lovely lady.

Caprice Bachelder Nov 13 2016 12:00 AM

Jen was such a great neighbor and friend. We will miss her dearly. She was such a kind, caring person. We were so lucky to have had her in our lives.

Al and Nancy Martin Nov 12 2016 12:00 AM

John, Justin and Jace, Our condolences and heart felt sympathy are sent your way at this time of loss and sorrow. May Jen be among the Angels and at peace now. She will continue to be a part of your lives as long as she is kept in your hearts, cherish the memories. If there is any way we can help you out please let us know, anytime. Rich and Judy Perron

Richard and Judy (Landry) Perron Nov 11 2016 12:00 AM

Donna, John, Justin and Jace. Your family is in our thoughts and hearts as you face this time of extreme loss. Jen was our favorite little valentine. From the time she was in kindergarten to her wedding we watched Jen and all her friends grow up. She was a special girl and grew into a terrific women. Everyone who knew her will miss her. She will always be in our hearts.

sandra Y leblanc Nov 11 2016 12:00 AM

John, Justin and Jace, Jen was such a wonderful woman, she always had a smile and a kind word for everyone she encountered. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. Peter and Robin Merchant

Robin Merchant Nov 11 2016 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. Jen was a wonderful spirited woman who inspired everyone she came in contact with. She was a dedicated employee who always gave 110% to her members, to fellow coworkers and she contributed greatly to our success. She was a wonderful role model and we were fortunate to have her on our team for twenty years. She will always be remembered and she will be deeply missed. We will never forget her and we know she will always be with us in spirit and in our memories. When we think of Jen, words of courage and determination come to mind...and friendship and love. May God bless you all and we extend to you our deepest sympathy.

Tina Sbrega & Chuck Bowles Nov 10 2016 12:00 AM

To Jen's family; My deepest sympathies and condolences. Jen was a lovely and beautiful person. She will be missed greatly in the community. Fran Pera

Francine Pera Nov 10 2016 12:00 AM

John, we are so sorry to hear about Jens passing. I always stopped to say hello to her at GFA. A sorrowful time. Bob and Lorraine Williams Hubbardston

Robert Williams Nov 10 2016 12:00 AM

We are so very sorry for your loss. Jen was always so positive and full of life. I enjoyed talking to her about our boys and especially their love of all things hockey. I will miss her smiling face every time I go to GFA. May God give you peace during your time of grief.

Curt & Bobbie French Nov 10 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Donna, We are very sorry for your loss of your daughter. Sending love & sympathy. Love, Jim & Mary Ellen

Mary Ellen Tolo Nov 10 2016 12:00 AM

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