The funeral will be held from Brandon Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Rd., Fitchburg on Wednesday, February 6, with a Mass at Saint Cecilia’s Church in Leominster at 11:00am. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, February 5th, at the funeral home from 4-7.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, Development Office, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114
Leominster – Edward J. LeBlanc, 94, husband of the late Stella (Caissie); passed away peacefully in his home on February 1, 2019, surrounded by his loving family after a short illness.
He was born in Bouctouche, N.B., Canada on November 28, 1924, a son of the late Francois and Emma (Savoie) LeBlanc. Eddie and Stella were married on February 12, 1945 and enjoyed 65 years together; theirs was a true partnership, admired by many. They came to the United States in 1952 where they raised their five children.
Eddie started working in construction and subsequently started his own business, E. LeBlanc and Sons. Eddie will always be remembered for the many homes that he and his sons, Roger and Ivan, built in Leominster and the surrounding areas. From 1979 to 2000, Eddie and Stella owned and operated the Country Lodge in Leominster. Eddie will be remembered as a family man, quiet, very strong, hardworking, with a great laugh. In his retirement years he continued woodworking, making furniture for family and friends. He also enjoyed taking trips back to New Brunswick, Canada, where he had many relatives.
Eddie is survived by his four children; Ivan and his wife Paula (Vaillette), Doris and her husband James Small, Murielle and her husband John Cotton, Lisa and her partner Charlie Sullivan; daughter in law, Sandy (Hagwood); a brother Alderic LeBlanc of Canada; two sisters, Alice Arsenault of Leominster and Anita Babineau of Canada; nineteen grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Eddie was predeceased by his loving son, Roger LeBlanc in 2011, his brothers, Eugene, Louie, and Fred LeBlanc; sisters, Anna, Modeste, Laura, Adele; and his dear friend Tony Antonioni.