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Boucher Funeral Home, Inc.
Saturday July 27th, 2019
11:00am

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Leonard J LeBlanc

Leonard J. LeBlanc, 80, of Gardner, died peacefully Monday, July 22, 2019 in UMASS Memorial Healthalliance-Clinton Hospital, Leominster Campus, following a brief illness.

                Born in St. Antoine, N.B. Canada on November 6, 1938, he was the son of the late Emery and Alice (Goguen) LeBlanc. He was raised in Canada and came to the United States in 1960. Leonard was an equestrian trainer for LeBlanc Stables of Gardner, which he co-owned and operated with his wife Noella for many years.  He was also a member of the United States Trotting Association. Leonard was a horseman for over 40 years, and his happiest moments were spent racing and training horses.

                Leonard was a member of Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner.

                He was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Noella M. (Cormier) LeBlanc who died in 2013.

                Leonard leaves his sons, Steven J. LeBlanc and his wife Linda of Felton, DE, and Thomas R. LeBlanc and his fiancé Betsy of Worcester; daughters, Deborah M. Rosenblatt of Foxboro, and Joann M. McAvoy and her husband Bob of Foxboro; brothers, Orice LeBlanc and his wife Anne Marie, Elery LeBlanc and his wife Theresa, Lionel LeBlanc and his wife Anne Marie; sisters, Florine Lirette, Huberte Cormier and her husband Gerard, Florence LeBlanc, Carmella Poirier and her husband Robert, Wilma Despres and her husband Maurice; sister-in-law, Stella LeBlanc; seven grandchildren, Luc, Gillian, Samuel, Robert, Jeffrey, Jake and Charlotte; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Valmond LeBlanc.

                Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 27th from the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner with a Mass at 11:00 a.m. in Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, West Street, Gardner.

                Calling hours will be held Friday, July 26th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

                Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Academy or to Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, both located at 135 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA 01440. Please reference in memory of Leonard LeBlanc.


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A candle was lit in memory of Leonard LeBlanc

Stella, Annette (Stella & Val's daughter) & husband Lynn. Aug 4 2019 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies to the family! We are thinking of you all!

Sharon and TRicky Jul 29 2019 12:00 AM

Deepest sympathy. Leonard was always so kind to me. One of the hardest working man I knew. Always with smile. Now he can spend eternity with his true love. Wish I could be there to pay my respects. My condolences. May you find peace in the memories.

Amy D'Angelo Jul 28 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Leonard LeBlanc

Kerry Jul 27 2019 12:00 AM

A Down By the Sea was ordered on July 26, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jul 26 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Steve, Debbie, Joanne, & Tommy, I am so sorry to hear about your dad! It truly broke my heart. He was such a kind, loving, and generous man. I'm so grateful that I got to know him these last 5 years. He always made me feel like family. I will never forget him! I'm praying for the entire LeBlanc family! So wish I could be there! I'll be there in spirit. Love and hugs to all of you!

Lisa Arsenault Jul 26 2019 12:00 AM

A Forest Fresh was sent on July 26, 2019

Sent with love, Lisa Arsenault

Expression of Sympathy Jul 26 2019 12:00 AM

Robert Lieberman
To all of Leonard LeBlanc`s family and many friends, my deepest sympathies go out to you all. As a past President of the New England Harness Writers Association, I had the pleasure of knowing Leonard, with that big smile, that he still has in this picture. That is how I will always remember him.
A true gentleman and a classy horseman, that`s how I would describe Leonard.
I am glad that when we chatted at Plainridge, when I worked in the Paddock,he was always upbeat and I am very glad that I had the pleasure of knowing him and to be able to call him my friend. "GodBless You, and maypeace be with you."and for this last time.............................."" the starter calls the pacers.""

Robert Lieberman Jul 26 2019 12:00 AM

An Among the Clouds Basket was ordered on July 25, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jul 25 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sad to know you have passed, but I am grateful that you suffer no more. A pure example of living your and walking your intended path in life. So Blessed with so much and we all know you worked very hard for it. I will always remember your kindness and warm smile. Thank you for all you have done and the example you set for so many in the family. You and and Noella can now truly REST from the trials of the world and I hope you are both on a beautiful veranda with an amazing view where you can both admire all you accomplished, share many smiles and laughs and feel the love from us for which so much was done for so many. Kerry, Jeff, Jake & Charlotte

Kerry Thomas Jul 25 2019 12:00 AM

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