Vincent "Vince" Donald Leger, 83, of Winchendon, died peacefully Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Gardner, with his family by his side.
Born in Ste. Marie de Kent, NB, on November 13, 1938, he was the son of the late Edward and Anne Marie Cormier. Following his mother's passing in 1947, he was adopted by Francis and Emilda (Leclair) Leger and raised in Fitchburg. He graduated from St. Bernard's High School with the Class of 1957 and in 1959 he received an Associate of Science Degree in Boston. Vince was a United States Army Veteran serving from 1959 to 1962, where he received the Good Conduct Medal. Vince was a real estate broker and the owner of Vince Leger Realty in San Diego County until his retirement.
Vince was a parishioner of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church of Winchendon. He was a member of the Gardner Lodge of Elks, Gardner Fish and Gun Club, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Winchendon. Vince enjoyed playing golf and tennis, as well as Senior League Softball. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hiking, fishing, and camping. Vince's greatest joy was his family, always treasuring the special moments they had together.
Vince is survived by his wife of 23-years, Dorilla "Dori" (Cormier) Allain Leger of Winchendon; a daughter, Carolyn Leger Nye of Pine Valley, CA; a stepson, David Allain and his wife Ann of Leominster; two grandchildren, Cristen and Mychal Boerman; two step-grandchildren, Michael Allain and Jennifer Tisdale; step great-grandchild, Daphne Allain; two sisters, Gloria Richard and her husband Omer of Gardner, and Marie Packard and her husband Charles of Ashburnham; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Esther (Campell) Leger, who died in 1997; two brothers, Norman Cormier and Gerald "Gerry" Leger; and two sisters, Bernice Racette and Doris Collette.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, June 2, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 52 Spruce Street, Winchendon, MA. Burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, 474 Clarendon Street, Fitchburg, MA will be private.
Calling Hours will be held Thursday, June 2, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or on their website at (www.stjude.org) or to Immaculate Heart of Mary, 52 Spruce Street, Winchendon, MA 01475. Please reference in memory of Vincent D. Leger.