Norman J. LeBlanc

November 26, 2007

Norman J. LeBlanc
U.S. Veteran

US Navy

Korean War Veteran

NORMAN J. LeBLANC – in Woburn, November 26th. Beloved husband of Diane E. (Newton) LeBlanc. Devoted father of Michael J. LeBlanc of Woburn. Dear brother of Elizabeth Hubbard and her husband Charles of Pembroke Pines, FL and the late Paul S. LeBlanc. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, their spouses and children, and many cousins in Pubnico, Nova Scotia. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, November 29th at 10:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 11. Calling hours Wednesday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment is private. Donations may be made in Norm’s memory to the Winchester Hospital Foundation, Attn: Home Care, 611 Main Street, Winchester, MA 01890.

OBITUARY:

Norman J. LeBlanc of Woburn died on Monday, November 26th, at his home following a valiant battle with cancer. The beloved husband of Diane (Newton) LeBlanc for over thirty years, he was seventy years of age.

Born in Somerville, he was the son of the late Joseph Herman and Jane Rose (D’Entrement) LeBlanc of Wedgeport and Pubnico, Nova Scotia. He grew up in Charlestown, Somerville, and Everett, and graduated from St. Clement’s High School in 1954. Upon his graduation at the age of seventeen he enlisted in the Navy, attaining the rank of SOG3, serving during the Korean War aboard the USS JD Lackwood, stationed off the coast of Cuba. He went on to graduate from Boston University in 1962 with a degree in business.

He was a liability claims supervisor with Fireman’s Fund Insurance in Boston and Electric Insurance in Beverly.

Norman was a member and past Commodore of the Winter Hill Yacht Club in Somerville. To Norm the members of WHYC were his family, and he generously gave of his time to anyone who needed his help in any way. He entertained many of the younger members with his little magic tricks and enjoyed playing pool, fishing, or just visiting with his buddies. His favorite place to be was with his boat tied up next to his son Michael’s boat, enjoying the peace and tranquility of World’s End, in the Boston Harbor Islands.

For many years he enjoyed traveling to Nova Scotia with his wife and son to visit family there. He belonged to a golf league and always looked forward to their yearly trips to Myrtle Beach or Florida. He was also a member of the George Campbell Post 101 American Legion in Woburn, and the Malden Lodge of Elks.

Preceding him in death, along with his parents, was a brother, Paul S. LeBlanc of Tewksbury.

Surviving along with his wife Diane and his son Michael are a sister, Elizabeth Hubbard and her husband Charles of Pembroke Pines, Florida, as well as many nieces and nephews, their spouses and children, and many cousins in Pubnico, Nova Scotia.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, November 29th at 10:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 11. Interment is private.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Wednesday 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Norm’s memory to the Winchester Hospital Foundation, Attn: Home Care, 611 Main Street, Winchester, MA 01890.

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  1. Dear Diane and Michael,

    I am very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely,
    Maureen Desfosses

  2. Dear Diane,
    Please accept our deepest sympathies in the loss of your husband. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We pray time will ease your pain and mend your heart and that you will always have wonderful memories of your years together. G-d Bless you and your family.
    Love,
    Billy & Arleen Cooper

  3. Diane,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Joyce Bergantino

  4. Gus,Claire,Nolan

    Our sincere sympathy to Diane and Michael.

    Norman will be missed in Pubnico -we enjoyed his company when he would visit.

    We will always remember Norman!!

  5. Diane & Mike,

    Our hearts are with you. We so wish we could be too. Cousins across the country isn’t very helpful in a time of need. We love you and miss you and keep you in our prayers. We will miss Norm.

    Jan and Gene

  6. We are very sorry to hear about Norman’s passing and regret we were not able to spend more time together, either here in CT or Woburn. Our deepest sympathy is extended to you and Michael. Jane and Jerry Ellis

  7. Dearest Diane and family,

    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you navigate these difficult days. I am sure Norman will rest in peace by the grace that God gave you to help him in his transition and that grace will continue to give you and your son strength now and always.

    Sincerely, Nancy Libby

  8. May God give you srength in your time of sorrow. There will be many prayers for you and your son.

    Nancy Harvey (MTC ST. JOSEPH)

  9. Dear Diane and Michael,
    While thinking about working with Norm today, I am reminded of his funny comments to the plaintiff attorneys, a good cuban with a Volvo ashtray at lunchtime, but mostly that he taught us to not take ourselves too seriously…ever. He will always be remembered.

    Sincerely,
    Sue Lyle

  10. Norm,

    You’ll be missed by many…As Commodore of the Massachussetts Boating and Yacht Clubs Assoc. I got to know you as a great supporter of the fellowship of boaters…As an individual I enjoyed our conversations…
    Say hello to my dad, Elmer, a fellow boater fron Savin Hill Yacht Club who got to where you are now some twenty plus years ago…
    Tell him what his son has been up to these days.
    Love,
    Ted

  11. Dear Diane & Michael,
    You are in our hearts and prayers during your time of sadness. We are so sorry for your loss.

    Love,
    Janet & Frank

  12. Pam Andella
    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Norm at Fireman’s Fund for many years. He was a great guy and gave us all a lot of laughs. He’ll be missed by many.

  13. Joseph Repetto

    Dianne,

    Please accept my deepest sympathy. I’m sorry I cannot be there in person. Norm and I were friends for many years and I have fond memories of our times together at the yacht club.

  14. Dear Diane and Michael,

    May God grant you comfort, courage, and hope to sustain you during this difficult time: the gift of an angel by your side.
    With sincerest sympathy,
    Claire Karnehm

  15. Norm and I worked together at Electric Insurance Co. I remember meeting him for the first time and thinking “this guy is a character!” He always made me laugh too! I’m sure he’s enjoying a big fat cigar in heaven right about now.

  16. Diane & Michael:

    I am so sorry to hear about Norm’s passing. He was truly a great person and someone that I will never forget. May your memories of him help you thru this time.
    Dottie

  17. Winter Hill Yacht Club

    Dianne and Michael
    Norman was a great memeber of the boat club always ready to do his share and more. He will be sadley missed by all of us. Your friends at WHYC

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