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Donald J. Leblanc

September 17, 1940 ~ February 7, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Donald Leblanc Obituary

OXFORD – Donald J. LeBlanc Sr., 83 of Oxford, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on February 7th 2024 at UMASS Memorial Hospital in Worcester after a long illness. 

He leaves his loving wife of 59 years, Claire M. (Debeaucourt) LeBlanc; two daughters, Lisa LeBlanc of Charleston, South Carolina, and Kimberley Gallagher and her husband Thomas of Northborough; two sons, Donald J. LeBlanc Jr. and his wife Rebecca of Worcester, and Brett LeBlanc and his wife Alison of Uxbridge; four brothers Paul LeBlanc and his wife Pat of New Hampshire, Frank LeBlanc and his wife Patricia of Florida, Reggie LeBlanc and his wife Donna of New Hampshire, and Doug LeBlanc and his wife Janice of Massachusetts, and a sister Betty Ann Boucher and her husband Paul of New Brunswick, Canada; six grandchildren to which he was knows as their “Puppie” – Jessica LeBlanc of Northborough, Rolin Holstein and Ricky Brooks of Charleston, Olivia and Leah LeBlanc of Worcester, Camerin and Nathaniel Gallagher of Northborough, and one great grandchild Kayden Brooks of Charleston; and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his granddaughter Madisen Holstein and his loving sister Gladys Boudreau.

Donald was born in Memramcook, New Brunswick Canada, the son of Eugene A. LeBlanc and Delphine E. (Richard) LeBlanc. 

Donald moved to Waltham, MA with his parents at the age of 18.  He married Claire, the love of his life, in 1964.  Together they had four children which were the joy of his life.  Family meant everything to him.  He started work as a mason and then went on to get his construction supervisor’s license.  He built and rehabbed many houses in Northborough and the surrounding towns with his sons by his side.  Donald took extreme pride in the quality of his work.  Donald was an avid reader and always enjoyed a heated battle of Jeopardy with his daughter Kim.  He also enjoyed NASCAR, being a former driver himself and could be found at many local racetracks either as a spectator or working on the several different cars he owned with his son Brett by his side.  Donald had a love for all animals, and the many dogs he has owned.

His battles with medical issues in recent years showed his strength and courage.  He faced these challenges with a smile on his face.  Despite his pain he stayed strong and fought until the end.  He will be missed dearly and will always be remembered by his family as the man who made the impossible possible. 

Funeral services are private and in the care of Rice Funeral Home, 300 Park Avenue in Worcester.  Memorial donations may be made to the Baypath Humane Society, 500 Legacy Farms North, Hopkinton, MA 01748 (baypathhumane.org), or any animal welfare or rescue organization of your choice.

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