Alfred I. LeBlanc, 93
LYNN — Alfred I. LeBlanc, 93, a lifetime resident of Lynn, and longtime Lynn firefighter, passed away, Sunday, March 10 at Sunrise at Gardner Park, Peabody. Fred was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy M. (Capozzi) LeBlanc, with whom he shared 61 years of marriage.
He was born in Lynn, the son of the late Camille and Gertrude (Gauvain) LeBlanc, and Evangeline (Richard) LeBlanc.
Fred was the loving father of Janice M. Kurowski and her husband, David of Topsfield, Frederick C. LeBlanc and his wife, Nannette of Lynn, Lawrence A. LeBlanc and his wife, Adria Elskus of Conway, and Debra A. Healey and her husband, Robert of Lynn; the cherished grandfather of Andrew LeBlanc and his wife, Bonnie, Lauren LeBlanc, Danielle VanAmburg and her husband, Ryan, Amy Cortez and her husband, Eric, Kristen Ross and her husband Thomas, Ryan Healey and his wife, Lauren, and Devin Healey; the adoring great-grandfather of Olivia, Jake, Zachary, Madison, Declan and Caden; the dear brother of Armand LeBlanc and his wife Elaine of Lynn and the late Laurie, Gerald, Zenon, Roy and Herve LeBlanc, Robert Richard, Eleanor Rodier, Emma Evans, and Dorothy Flanagan; and the uncle of several nieces and nephews.
Fred served in the Pacific in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a Lynn firefighter for 35 years until his retirement in 1986. Fred was truly devoted to his wife and family. He had a special talent for being able to stop little ones from crying and loved being “Papa” to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He made sure to attend all of his grandchildren’s activities. He adored his special companion, his dog, Penny.
Fred had a love for gardening and was known for his harvest of green beans and zucchini. Always busy, Fred belonged to the Lynn City Retirement Association, the Firefighters Relief Association, The Franco-AmVets Post 161 and Post 12, and the IAFF Local 739, and was a member of “Box 41,” a group of his fellow retirees who he would meet for breakfast. He also loved caring for his dog.
The family would like to thank all the staff at Sunrise in Peabody and Care Dimensions for all of the compassionate care and love that they provided to him over the past many months.
Service information: Visiting hours will be held at CUFFE-MCGINN Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, on Thursday, March 14 from 3-7 p.m. His funeral will be held from the funeral home on Friday, March 15 at 9:30 followed at 10:30 a.m. by a funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Lynn. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Care Dimensions via www.caredimensions.org. To share a memory or leave online condolences, please visit www.cuffemcginn.com.