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Everett P. LeBlanc

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BENNINGTON -- Everett P. LeBlanc, 88, a resident of South Street, formerly of Cory Lane, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, at his home following a long illness. He was surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Oxford, Mass., March 21, 1917, he was the son of the late Joseph Christopher and Lydia LeBlanc. He received his education at Sacred Heart school in Bennington.

Mr. LeBlanc married the former Ida A. Bisson on Jan. 13, 1939, in Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

A self-employed entrepreneur, Mr. LeBlanc, together with his wife, owned and operated both LeBlanc’s Auto Salvage and LeBlanc’s Copper Kettle Antiques for more than 50 years.

Mr. LeBlanc was a member of Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church in Bennington. He was also a member of the Bennington Moose Lodge No. 1233 and the Southern Vermont Boating Club. He enjoyed boating, fishing and professional wrestling, attending auctions and spending time with his family and beloved dog, Molly.

Survivors include his loving wife, Ida LeBlanc of Bennington; two daughters, Janet Michaels Haines and her husband Richard of Bennington and Doris LeBlanc and her fiancé Michael Devens of Bennington; five grandchildren, the Rev. James Michaels and his wife Jody of Lancaster, N.H., Terry Purdy Shaw and her husband Joseph of Williamstown, W.Va., David Michaels of North Bennington, Lynne Michaels Wilson and her husband Jerry of North Petersburgh, N.Y., and Thomas Purdy and his wife Laurie of Bennington; 16 great-grandchildren, Gary Wilson, Nicki Shearer, Kelly Harrington, Crystal Chase, Sean Michaels, Joshua Michaels, Bailey Michaels, Daniel Shaw, Patrick Shaw, Tyler Purdy, Paul Shaw, Stephen Purdy, Ashley Ward, Michael Shaw, Jonathan Purdy and Alexandria Shaw; three great-great-grandchildren, Caleb Wilson, Gabriel Harrington and Jazmyn Chase; several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and cousins. Mr. LeBlanc was predeceased by five brothers and sisters, William LeBlanc, Mary Burke, Lillian Rousseau, Edgar LeBlanc and Frederick LeBlanc.

Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home for a wake service today from 5 to 7 p.m. when the family will be in attendance.

The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, at 9:30 a.m. with a prayer and from Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales at 10 a.m. where the liturgy of Christian death and burial will be offered.

Burial will take place in the family lot in St. John’s Cemetery, North Bennington.

Contributions in Everett P. LeBlanc’s memory may be made to either VNA & Hospice of Southwestern Vermont Health Care or the Second Chance Animal Shelter through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner from Nov. 8 to Nov. 9, 2005
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