Marguerite Cecile (LeBlanc) Hebert, 85, of South Windsor, beloved wife of the late Roger Hebert, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Woodlake at Tolland.
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Born in Lawrence, Mass., on March 1, 1927, daughter of the late Denis and Alice (LaVoie) LeBlanc, she had lived in South Windsor for the past 50 years. She was a past member of St. Margaret Mary Church, South Windsor, and a past member of the Legion of Mary and the Ladies Guild. Mrs. Hebert was a member of the Third Order Lay Carmelite of Enfield and was a past member of the South Windsor Art League and the Tolland Art League. Marguerite was an accomplished artist and painted several scenes of landscapes in South Windsor. She was excellent at crocheting, cooking, and gardening; she loved yellow roses in particular. But most of all, Marguerite loved her family and attended many, many school concerts, games, graduations, baptisms, first communions, confirmations, weddings, birthday parties, and other family celebrations over the years. She always loved having her family together and never missed a chance to be with those she loved. Marguerite also was devoted to her Roman Catholic faith.
She leaves her children, Robert Hebert and wife, Rhonda, of Storrs, Lucille Follo and husband, Michael, of Enfield, Elaine Villano and husband, Dominic, of Orlando, Fla., and Linda Hampton and husband, Scott, of Eastford; a sister, Marie Reine-Bellefontaine of Ormond Beach, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a granddaughter, Theresa Hebert Russell.
Family and friends may gather Monday at 9 a.m. at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Bernard Church, 25 St. Bernard Terrace, Vernon. Burial will follow at St. James Cemetery, Manchester.
Her family will receive friends Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. A wake service will be held Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 1365 Enfield St., Enfield, CT 06082.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Nov. 2 to Nov. 6, 2012