J. Wilfred "Frenchie"'s Story
J. Wilfred “Frenchie” LeBlanc, 90, a resident of Amesbury since 1961 and a former resident of Bradford, died Thursday, August 4, 2016, at his home, with family by his side.
Born in Haverhill, son of the late Mitchel and Mary (Saulnier) LeBlanc, he attended schools in Haverhill and Nova Scotia. He served as a coxswain in the U.S. Navy during WW II and was a recipient of the World War II Victory Medal, The American Area Ribbon, The Asiatic Pacific Ribbon with Two Stars and The Philippine Liberation Ribbon.
Mr. LeBlanc was a carpenter employed by local contractors and worked for many years at Carlson Construction of Cochichuate and most recently at Charles Construction Co. He was a 45-year member and former Business Agent of the Carpenters and Joiners Union, Local 82, now 111.
Mr. LeBlanc enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening playing cards and was Past President and longtime Board of Director member of the Haverhill Ridge Runners.
He will be sadly missed and lovingly remember by his wife of 66 years, Beatrice (Descheneau) LeBlanc; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Walter Holak of Kingston, N.H.; sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph W. and Suzanne LeBlanc of Naples, Florida, Lee J. and Chandra LeBlanc of Livermore, ME, and Mitchel J. LeBlanc of Candia, NH, a sister Anne Currier of Florida, eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Dennis J. LeBlanc, a brother, Dennis LeBlanc, and sisters, Alma Jones, Catherine Sarfde, Hazel Currier, and Margaret LeBlanc.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his calling hours on Sunday August 7, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Berube-Comeau Funeral Home, 47 Broadway, Haverhill. His Mass of Christian Burial will take Place on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 1 p.m. in Holy Family Parish, 11 Sparhawk St., Amesbury. To send a message of condolence to the family or to find directions to our home, please visit www.berubecomeau.com.
Published on  August 5, 2016