- December 27, 1931 - February 12, 2017
- Waltham, Massachusetts
of Paul's Passing
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1 of 10 | Posted by: michelle plakas-kaiser
“Dear Lorraine--So sorry to hear of Paul's passing. I have many happy memories of our campouts and serving on Nafcaree committees with you and Paol....Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Frank Higgins - East Haven, VT
“dear Leblanc family,my deepest condolences as your husband/dad went to meet the lord, may he rest from his labors until by his call we are united...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: brian Aucoin - HUDSON, MA
“Paul was such a kind, sweet and happy man. He would always say hello and ask if you had a Klondike bar for him. Our prayers go out to the love of his...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Jack & Donna Adams - orange, MA
“DAD YOU ARE TRUELY THE GREATEST MAN I HAVE EVER KNOWN, ITS TIME TO REST DAD YOU HAVE EARNED IT. YOU ARE WITH THE REST OF OUR FAMILY,LOVE YOU AND SEE...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: PAUL LEBLANC - GREENWOOD, SC
“My sympathy and prayers are with the family.
6 of 10 | Posted by: Richard Irving - N. Billerica, MA
“May you rest in piece cousin.You have so earned it.
7 of 10 | Posted by: yvon aucoin - Family
“Paul I am very sorry for your loss, may you and your family find comfort among your family and friends during this difficult time.
8 of 10 | Posted by: Elle Ramponi - Middleboro, MA
“Lorraine, My deepest sympathy. I send you hugs and prayers. I will always cherish the memories of us all camping together I wish I could ...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Phyllis Yelle - Fitchburg, MA
“I'm so very sorry for your loss of your Husband and Dad may he Rest In Peace
10 of 10 | Posted by: Andra Kershaw McLaughlin - Salem, NH
Waltham – Mr. Paul E. "Eddie" LeBlanc, of Waltham, died Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 85.
Eddie was born in Waltham on December 27, 1931, a son of the late Joseph and Lucie (Aucoin) LeBlanc, and had been a lifelong resident. He was a graduate of Waltham Vocational High School.
During the Korean War he served as an engineman aboard the USS Harveson, a World War II era Edsall-class destroyer escort that had been converted to a radar picket ship supporting aircraft carriers and assigned sub-hunting duties.
After he got out of the service Eddie began a forty-five year career as a machinist for the Raytheon Company and was well known in the neighborhood and at work for frequently traveling to work and home by bicycle, long before it became fashionable.
In May, 1954 he married his sweetheart, Waltham native Lorraine M. Tolan, in Saint Mary's Church and the couple moved to the newly formed Saint Jude Parish where they raised their family. Eddie and Lorraine were long active at Saint Jude's, always willing to help at church and at the school. Eddie was a longtime member of the parish Holy Name Society and had been a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Council No. 147 in Waltham.
He was also a member and past commander of the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 45, and had been a member and vice-commander of the Allied Veterans Council, and a member of the Joseph F. Hill American Legion Post No. 156 , all in Waltham.
Eddie also belonged to the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge No. 1018, in Waltham. He and his family were lifelong campers and attended yearly events across New England. He was an active member of the North American Family Campers Association.
In addition to his wife of almost sixty-four years, Lorraine, he leaves his children, Paul J. LeBlanc of Greenville, South Carolina and Mark E. LeBlanc and his wife, Karen, of Watertown; his grandchildren, Denis and Lauren LeBlanc and Jared and Joshua Faherty and several nieces and nephews.
Eddie was also the father of the late Joseph Paul LeBlanc, Lawrence J. LeBlanc and Marie T. Faherty and a brother of the late Hubert, Lionel and Roger LeBlanc, Theresa Groth and Dora Gross.
Family and friends will honor and remember Eddie's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home. 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, February 16th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9:30 a.m. on Friday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Jude Church, 147 Main Street, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.