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Rev. Harold E. "Skip" LeBlanc

Rev. Harold E. "Skip" LeBlanc
  • March 6, 1936 - July 24, 2019
  • Centerville, Massachusetts

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“I attended St. Josephs in Woburn for most of my life and I was in the church choir for many many years. I also sang solo at many masses with Father...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Rhiannon Mahoney - Woburn, MA

“Fr. LeBlanc was one of our priests at St. Clements where I was at their high school in the early 70s. He was always so nice to all of us "kids". We...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Joseph DeLuca - Goffstown, NH

“Fr LeBlanc was a wonderful pastor when our family attended St Joseph's Parish in Woburn. He was a nice guy, and always had a few jokes ready to open...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: MaryAnn Bell - Stoneham, MA

“Fr. LeBlanc was instrumental in my early faith development from the late '60's until the late '70's when I was a parishioner at St. Clement's Church....Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Fr. John Shanahan, TOR, LSW - TX

“We are identical twins and our Dad (an amazing man) Father LeBlanc always referred to As That Handsome Usher at the ll:30 mass at St. Josephs.... He...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Diane & Nancy Metcalf & Murphy - MA

“I remember Skip from his days at St. Clements. He and Fr. Dick Messina were always up for a good practical joke or some antics! He was a real gem. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Anne Campbell - Medford, MA

“I have fond memories of Father LeBlanc at St. Joe's in Woburn. He loved share a story or tell a joke. He was a wonderful priest and will be missed. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Tricia Elio - Woburn, MA - Friend

“I recall Father LeBlanc as an altar boy at St Theresas in Revere in the early 60's.Good memories of a good fellow.I remember him being very proud of...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Kevin Darmofal - WA

“Skip was always a great priest and a friend to all.William J. Manseau, St. John Seminary, Class of 1961. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: William Manseau - Tewksbury, MA

“Skip was a beloved chaplain who spoke forthrightly and wisely to one and all. He treated everyone regardless of background, race, gender or faith...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Myron S. Geller - Gloucester, MA

Centerville – Rev. Harold E. "Skip" LeBlanc, of Centerville, died Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Harbor Point in Centerville following a period of declining health. He was 83.

Father LeBlanc was born in Waltham on March 6, 1936, a son of the late Edward L. and Irene M. (Demers) LeBlanc, and graduated from Saint Charles High School in Waltham and from Saint John's Seminary in Brighton.

He was ordained at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston on February 2, 1961 by Richard Cardinal Cushing and the parishes he served at include Saint Ambrose in Dorchester, Saint Theresa in Revere, Saint Clement in Somerville-Medford, Immaculate Conception in East Weymouth and Saint Columbkille in Brighton.

In 1990 he was appointed Pastor of Saint Joseph's Parish in Woburn where he remained until the church was closed in June, 2011 following his retirement. After that he moved to the Cape.

Father LeBlanc also served as a chaplain with the United States Army National Guard for thirty years, retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1994.

He leaves his brother, James A. LeBlanc of Osterville.

Father LeBlanc was also a brother of the late Daniel C. LeBlanc.

Family and friends will honor and remember Father LeBlanc's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Route 20), Waltham on Tuesday, July 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. and again at 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, 311 River Street, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.