Marie C. LeBlanc, 95, of Springfield, passed away Monday evening, April 10, 2017, at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont, surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 10, 1922, in Coaticook, Canada, the daughter of Edward and Delphine (Roberge) Provencher. She moved to Graniteville, Vermont at age 7 and attended Walden Heights schools. She was a factory and foundry worker in her younger years.
On June 6, 1942, she married Dominic LeBlanc in Hardwick, Vermont. He predeceased her in 1988.
After she was married in 1942, she moved to Springfield, Vermont, where she had made her home for more than 70 years.
She was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Springfield. She enjoyed family gatherings, cooking, sewing and reading. She also loved watching the Red Sox and the Patriots. She was well-known for her chocolate chip cookies and banana bread.
She is survived by two sons, Lawrence LeBlanc of Temecula, California and Roger LeBlanc of Claremont; four daughters, Loretta Thomas of Springfield, Lillian Burns of Springfield, Lucille Peavey of Liberty, Maine and Noella Forbush of Springfield; 24 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren, also by many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband; one son, Lucien LeBlanc, five brothers and two sisters.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 12, at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 13, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Springfield and the Reverend Peter Williams will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Springfield.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to One Credit Union c/o Marie LeBlanc, 5 Kinney Place Claremont, NH 03743 to set up a future scholarship in Memory of Marie Claire LeBlanc.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vermont.
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