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Gene Leclaire

October 5, 1944 ~ July 21, 2022 (age 77)

Obituary

Gene Leclaire, 77, resident of Blackberry Patch Road, Greenwood, SC, widower of Donna Lemieux Leclaire, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2022 at his home. 

Born October 5, 1944, in Framingham, MA, he was a son of the late Arthur Joseph, Sr. and Arline Ethel Closson Leclaire. A 1962 graduate of Nipnuc Regional High School in Upton, MA, he was received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in 1966 from Worcester State University and in 1972 a Masters of Arts. Gene taught school Oxford, MA School System for 37 years and then worked for the US Postal Service in Upton, MA. 

A devoted member of South Main Baptist Church and the Chancel Choir of the church, he was also a member of the Good News Club and the Senior Adult Council. He was previously a devoted member of North Uxbridge Baptist Church in Uxbridge, MA where he served as a Deacon and church moderator. Gene was also a former member of the Massachusetts Teacher Association. 

Surviving are two daughters, Karen (Jeff) Burgess, and Lisa Scholl, all of Whitinsville, MA; four sons, John (Deborah) Leclaire of Anderson, Joseph (Kara) Leclaire of Murfreesboro, TN, Jason Leclaire of Whitinsville, MA, and Jeremy Leclaire of Webster, MA; eleven grandchildren, Holly (Gerardo) Noyola, Christopher (Aarikka) Burgess, Ashlee Burgess, Jeffrey (Joslyn) Burgess, Jr., Alex Burgess, Matthew Scholl, Luke Scholl, Emily Scholl, Jacob Hardy, Naomi Leclaire and Elisabeth Leclaire; six great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Noyola, Jacob Noyola, Julianna Noyola, Nathan Burgess, David Hardy, and Theodore Burgess; and two sisters, Donna L. DeLang (Kenneth) of Whitinsville, MA and Pamela Stockwell (Thomas) of Upton, MA. 

He was predeceased by a brother, Arthur Leclaire; and a sister, Linda DeLang. 

Memorial services will be conducted at 6 PM Friday, August 5th at Cornerstone Church in Uxbridge with Pastor Jamie Walton officiating. 

The family will receive friends at the church after the service where light refreshments will be served. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Children’s Haven, Inc, P.O. Box 152, Douglas, MA 01516.

Local arrangements by the Pickering & Son Upton Funeral Home.

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Services

Memorial Service
Friday
August 5, 2022

6:00 PM
Cornerstone Church
5 East Hartford Ave
Uxbridge, MA 01569

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