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St. Vincent De Paul Church
Tuesday December 7th, 2021

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Raymond M. LeBlanc

Raymond Medric LeBlanc, husband of 63 years to Marilyn Hazel Lineen, died in his sleep on Saturday, November 20, 2021. He was the son of the late Premelia and Medric LeBlanc, and the father of Dr. Donna Joyce Antkowiak (spouse Bernie Antkowiak) and Dr. Raeann Genevieve LeBlanc (spouse Roger O’Donnell), as well as being a grandfather to Nicholas Antkowiak and Karina LeBlanc, and brother to Jeannette Leger. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

Raymond was born in Gardner, MA, on July 1, 1928, and spent his early career at the Florence Stove and General Electric Companies. Later, he became a successful restaurateur of Ray’s “Peter Pan”, a popular Gardner restaurant where he and his family worked together.

Ray shared an energetic, creative spirit and was an avid learner. This self-motivation led him to becoming a private pilot, building, and restoring vintage airplanes and being a self-taught musician in jazz guitar and keyboard. Ray enjoyed skiing, wood-working, travelling to Canada, watching television and being around his family. He was one of the founding members of the Salmon Club and held the distinction of Grand Night for the Knights of Columbus where he was also a member for many years. Ray enjoyed sharing opinions, ideas, and hopes for the next generation.

The family wishes to thank the Shortis family for their support over the years. The family also acknowledges and thanks all the formal and informal caregivers, as there were many. We thank friends, relatives, and hospice for supporting Ray’s wish to die at home in a room he loved.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, December 7, 2021, with a Mass at 12:00 p.m. in St. Vincent de Paul Church, 14 Forest Street, Baldwinville, MA. Burial at Notre Dame Cemetery, West Street, Gardner, MA, will be private.

Donations in his memory can be made to St. Vincent de Paul Parish Memorial Masses, 18 Pleasant Street, PO Box14, Baldwinville, MA 01436, or Music4Kids, Inc., c/o Joshua Silver, 169 Lakeshore Drive, Blackstone, MA 01504, or on their website at (www.music4kids.org). Please reference in memory of Raymond Medric LeBlanc.

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Pam and Paul Hamel Dec 2 2021 4:05 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with Marilyn, Donna and Raeanne.

Ray was a remarkable man. His many stories about life and constant encouragement have helped me become the person that I am today and have inspired me to live life to its fullest.

Ray will always hold a special place in my heart and will be deeply missed.

May he Rest In Peace.


Jennifer Shortis Nov 24 2021 4:26 AM

My sincere condolences to Marilyn, Donna and Raeanne & family.

Ray was truly one of a kind. His hard work and energetic personality is what made the restaurant such a special place for so many years.
Ray was one of the best bosses I have ever worked for. He was so kind to his workers and treated us all like his family.

Rest In Peace..
Judy Mack

Judy Mack Nov 23 2021 4:42 PM

Our sympathy to his family. David+Julie Cormier

David Cormier Nov 22 2021 8:15 PM