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Charles G. LeBlanc

Charles G. LeBlanc, 87, lifelong of Pleasant Street, Ipswich and husband of Helen R. (Chizmar) LeBlanc, died Friday October 9, 2009 in the Radius Healthcare Center, Danvers following his long illness.

Born in Ipswich April 12, 1922, son of the late John J. and Emelie (Boudreau) LeBlanc, he was a 1940 graduate of Ipswich High School. Entering the Army in 1942, he served as a Master Sergeant with the Engineering Division in the Phillipines. Following his honorable discharge he returned to Ipswich and entered Northeastern University where he earned his degree as an engineer. Employed as a design draftsman, he worked for several years at CBS Hytron in Danvers, then for many years at EG&G in Salem, from which he retired in 1987.

He and his wife Helen were avid square dancers. As a young father he served as a Scout Master for St. Stanislaus Troop #144. He also served as a Eucharistic minister at Our Lady of Hope Church where he was a member, and volunteered installing Life Lines for the Beverly Hospital. He was also a longtime member and Past Commander of the American Legion Ipswich Post #80, and a Lifetime Member of Ipswich VFW Post 1093.

In addition to his wife of sixty-one years he is survived by two sons, Leonard C. LeBlanc and his wife Sheila Heil of Rotonda West, FL and Claude J. LeBlanc of Harrison, ME; two granddaughters, Lenore LeBlanc of Ipswich and Rachel LeBlanc of Northport, FL, and three great grandchildren, Curtis, Mariah and Kayla Meader all of Ipswich . He was the brother of the late Raymond LeBlanc formerly of Salem and the late Roseanne Phillips formerly of Saratoga Springs, NY.

His funeral will be held Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 8 am from the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich followed by a Funeral Mass at 9 am in Our Lady of Hope Church, Linebrook Rd., Ipswich. Interment with Army Honors will be in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Monday 4 to 8 pm with a service by American Legion Post #80 at 7 pm. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal Street,  Watertown, MA 02472.

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