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“Dear Nora,My name is Susan Furman and I live at the France's Cabot Lowell Mill and I was a friend of Luce's as I did the puzzle down in the lower...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Susan Furman - Waltham, MA

“Dear Nora My name is Susan Furman and I live at the Frances Cabot Lowell Mill at 190 Moody Street in Waltham where Luce used to live and I used to...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Susan Furman - Waltham, MA

“Dear Nora, Thelma and families,The Matante Luce I knew loved people--she especially loved her family. Saying goodbye to a loved one is a story that...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Dina Desveaux - Family

“Thelma, Nora and families I wish we could be there with you today. We have many fond memories of your Mom. She had a special place in our hearts...we...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Bernice and Victor Chiasson - WY

“Our sincere condolences to Thelma and Nora and families. Our hearts are hurting so much at your loss and you are in our hearts. All our love to you...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Daniel LeBlanc - Family

“Dear Nora, Thelma & families: So sorry for your lost. We have cherished many special memories of your Mom during this past week on fb between...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Priscille Maillet - Cheticamp

“joseph and rita leblanc and family want to offer our condolences to luces family and we will remember her in our prayers ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Joseph Leblanc - waltham, MA

“My Mother Domithilde and I, Daniel want to convey our deepest sympathies to you, Nora and Thelma on the passing of your dear mother, Luce. Your...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Danny Doucet - Ontario Canada

“To Luce's Family, We are so very sorry to hear the news. Just now we received the Christmas card we sent her as "Return to Sender" and then I found...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Becky Devereux Sullivan - MA

“To Thelma,Nora and the family.My sincere condolences on the passing of mom.We all use to have great times when we all got together,memories that we...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Brenda Helle, Chiasson

“Thelma and Nora I'm sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Let her memories live in your heart. Jean Fox Rivera ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Jeanmarie Fox Rivera - WALTHAM, MA

“Sincere condolance to Nora, Thelma and families. You are in our thoughts and prayers. R.I.P. Aunt Lucy.I ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Dorella Poirier - Apple Creek, OH


Waltham – Mrs. Luce T. (Desveaux) LeBlanc, of Waltham, died Friday, January 10, 2020 at the Leland Home. She was 92.

Luce was born in Cheticamp, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on October 23, 1927, a daughter of the late Charles and Isabelle (Poirier) Desveaux. She moved to Waltham in 1956 and worked for years as a housekeeper in local homes.

She was a longtime parishioner of Saint Joseph's Church in Waltham where she was member of the Ladies Guild and where she and her husband, Jean, belonged to the Couples Club. Annual summer trips 'home' to Cheticamp also created many happy family memories.

The wife of the late Jean E. LeBlanc, she leaves her children, Thelma M. Kratoville (late John) of Waltham and Nora M. Lawton (Frank) of Framingham; her grandchildren, Timothy Lawton, Ph.D. (Elizabeth), Allison Nelson (Trevor), and Lisa Taipan (Mark); her great-grandson, Cal Nelson; her brothers and sister, Leo Desveaux of Sydney, NS, Alfred Desveaux of Cape Breton, NS and Patricia Deveau of Chéticamp, NS and many nieces, nephews and their families.

Luce was also a sister of the late Thomas, Edward, William, James and Victor Desveaux, and Mary Schomphe.

Family and friends will honor and remember Luce's life by gathering in Sacred Heart Church, 311 River Street, Waltham on Saturday, January 18th where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to the Leland Home, 21 Newton Street, Waltham, MA 02453.