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Michael J. LeBlanc
Michael J. “Mike” LeBlanc, 57, of Dorchester, formerly of Gardner, died unexpectedly, Saturday, May 9, 2020, at his residence, after a long battle with heart failure.
Born in Athol on January 31, 1963, he was the son of Roger R. and Patricia (Battaini) LeBlanc. He was a graduate of Gardner High School with the Class of 1982, where he excelled in track. During his senior year of high school, Michael won the Class D State title in hurdles. He later attended Fitchburg State College, graduating in 1987, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services , and began a career serving the needs of the disabled. Initially he worked in group homes that provided supervised living quarters to clients with intellectual challenges. For the past 20-years, he worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services as a Service Coordinator. Trained in sign language, Michael worked with many clients who were hearing impaired.
Michael was an avid fan of the Boston Celtics, and never missed a Three Stooges marathon or a Star Wars movie. One of his greatest joys was spending time with his nephew Christopher vacationing at the beach and attending sporting events. For the past few years, the pair have participated side-by-side in the Spartan Sprint at Fenway Park. Michael also enjoyed owning and renovating his own home in Dorchester. He had a green thumb and maintained a wide variety of house plants and flower gardens in his yard. He was also and animal lover, spending many hours tending to his tropical fish tank and his cat.
Besides his parents Roger and Patricia LeBlanc of Gardner, Mike is survived by two sisters Debbie J. Ferus and her husband Robert of Dracut, and Brenda M. LeBlanc of Gardner; one brother, John M. LeBlanc of Gardner; one nephew, Christopher LeBlanc who is currently in the United States Air Force; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends.
Funeral Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Special Olympics, Inc., 1133 19 Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036, or on their website at (www.specialolympics.org) or to the American Heart Association, 300 Fifth Ave, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451 or on their website at (www.heart.org) . Please reference in memory of Michael J. LeBlanc.
Im so sorry.
I just found out.
I remember giving Mike some of my orange cosmos seeds and they bloomed fantastically! I think some have reseeded and will continue to carry on year after year. What a great house that you transformed! I remember going with you to look at it when it came up for sale and you put in an offer. Im going to miss you. Now you will know how often I think of you. XOXO
Love you Mike.
Mike Quinn Jun 18 2021 12:00 AM
I am so very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Our time in life was filled with many laughs and some difficult times. Our experience living together in Key West will be with me always. May he rest in peace. I will always love you Michael. Michael Tavares
Michael Tavares Aug 5 2020 12:00 AM
My deepest sympathies to Brenna and the entire Leblanc family. Mike's fun loving spirit helped define the class of '82. I have the best memories of high school days with Mike and could always depend on picking up where we left off at our class reunions. Mike you are one of a kind and will be greatly missed
Lisa (Mara) Powell May 17 2020 12:00 AM
Patty Klash Morgan
Sorry to hear about Mike, my condolences to the family. Class of 1982
patricIa Morgan May 16 2020 12:00 AM
To the family our condolences goes out to your family. Sorry for your loss, SOUTH GARDNER, PROSPECT ST
SCHOOL, CLASS of.19i2
RIP PATTY KLASH.MORGAN.& Robert Morgan
patricIa Morgam May 15 2020 12:00 AM
Sending my deepest sympathies to the LeBlanc family. Although I havent seen Mike in a while, each and every time I think of him, I remember his kindness, heart of gold and that smile. Hes one that you feel blessed to have known. Heaven is a little brighter
Linda (White) Whalen GHS 82 May 14 2020 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Michael LeBlanc
Miriam Calderon May 14 2020 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Michael LeBlanc
Peter & Diane Girasuolo May 14 2020 12:00 AM
So sorry for the lose of Michael. May you all find peace in knowing people care. May you find comfort in the thoughts and prayers of others.
Rene & Denise Melanson May 13 2020 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss Brenna. You are in my thoughts and prayers .
Virginia Lucas May 13 2020 12:00 AM