Claire (LeBlanc) Perry, 98, of Gardner, died peacefully, Tuesday, January 21, 2020, in Heywood Hospital, Gardner.
Born in Gardner on September 2, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Albert F. and Marie Louise (Duteau) LeBlanc. She attended Gardner High School.
She was a member of Annunciation Parish/ Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church and was a member of its Ladies of Saint Anne Society. Claire and her husband Edward spent many years as snowbirds at their house in Florida, and loved going line dancing while there. She enjoyed baking, cooking, eating chocolate, and especially enjoyed her white zinfandel wine. She loved to play card games and BINGO. She took immense pride in her appearance, always looking presentable wherever she went. She had beautiful penmanship and had many people mention how amazing it was. But the time she loved and cherished the most was the time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.
Claire is survived by one daughter Eileen D. Connor of Jaffrey, NH; four grandchildren, Christina Safstrom, Ryan Connor, Nicole, and Michael Perry; five great-grandchildren, Connor and Tyler Safstrom, Ryan A. Connor, Joseph, and Victoria Connor; one sister-in-law Theresa LeBlanc; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband of 60-years, Edward E. Perry, who died in 2002; one son Frederick E. Perry who died in 2005; two sisters Rita Petzolt and Antoinette Dabuliewicz; two brothers Raymond and Gerald LeBlanc.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 25, 2020, from the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc. 110 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA, with a Mass at 11:00 p.m. in Annunciation Parish at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA. Burial will be held at Notre Dame Cemetery, West Street, Gardner, at a later date.
A Calling Hour will be held Saturday, January 25, 2020, from 9:30 to 10:30 in the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Annunciation Parish, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA, 01440. Please reference in memory of Claire Perry.
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