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Paul R. Leblanc

July 17, 1946 — April 27, 2021

Calling hours will be held at Brandon Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Road, Fitchburg, on Friday, May 14 from 4-7pm. A private service will be held in New Life Church, Leominster, MA. All guests are asked to please wear a mask and practice social distancing.



Paul R. (T. Paul) LeBlanc, 74

Devoted Father and Friend, Avid Golfer, Active in the Community

 

Fitchburg, MA, April 27, 2021 — Paul R. (T. Paul) LeBlanc, 74, went to meet his Savior after a lengthy illness on Tuesday, April 27. He was the son of the late Yvette (LeBlanc) Hurley and Hector LeBlanc of Fitchburg and a long-time Leominster resident.

 

An insurance broker by trade, and a talented golfer, T. Paul discovered his love and aptitude for the sport as a young caddy at Oak Hill Country Club in Fitchburg, and was given a chance to play. Soon winning club tournaments, he received an athletic scholarship to join the golf team at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Florida. He was a longtime member of Oak Hill and Monoosnock Country Clubs. He was the Golf Coach at St. Bernard’s Central Catholic High School in the late 80’s and early 90’s, a high school basketball referee for Central Massachusetts, and served on the Leominster Alcoholic Beverage Commission for more than a decade. He was a member of New Life Church in Leominster, where he volunteered and served in different capacities.

 

In his later years, Paul’s ability to golf was curbed by injuries and a stroke; however, he cherished his routine hangouts with lifelong pals in the Monoosnock clubhouse, where he would spend afternoons playing cards and trading wise cracks.

 

He leaves his wife of nearly 52 years, Frances (Crowley) LeBlanc, his daughter, Julie (LeBlanc) Pampinella and son-in-law Paul Pampinella of Shirley; son, Matthew LeBlanc of Lunenburg; daughter, Renee LeBlanc of Northampton; and two grandchildren: Olivia Pampinella, and Gabriella Patterson. His youngest son, Mark LeBlanc, passed away in 2018. T. Paul also leaves a sister, Gayle Fortin, and brother, Daniel LeBlanc, of Fitchburg, and was predeceased by his sister Louise Ellafritz of Newport News, VA. T. Paul also leaves many beloved nieces, nephews, dear in-laws and a steadfast group of lifelong friends.

During a challenging time as a teenager, Paul was welcomed into the home of the late Helen Flynn of Fitchburg, mother of Butch Flynn of Fort Myers, FL; Diane Dolan of Ayer; Kathleen Flynn of Fitchburg; and the late Gerald Flynn of Gardner, and Thomas Flynn of Naples, FL; all of whom became his family and blessed his life with their love and support. As a result, he likewise welcomed his kids’ friends into his home for a chat, a meal, an overnight, and, for several, a place to stay through difficult or transitional periods.

Paul will be forever remembered for his quick wit, his gentle yet strong demeanor, his deep love for and commitment to his family and friends, his faith, fairness, and commitment to forgiveness, and for the example he set by paying forward the support, guidance, and success he experienced because of the caring and compassion of others in his youth. We hope you will help to continue his legacy with an act of kindness. Consider inviting a teen with golf potential to be your fourth, becoming a mentor or coach, or donating to a cause that supports the development of young people, like First Tee Massachusetts: https://www.firstteemass.org/, or provides compassionate assistance to families in need, like North Star Family Services: https://northstarfs.org/.

 

 
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