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Matthew H. Leclair

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Matthew H. Leclair
of Dracut, formerly of Lowell, Army Vet; 30

DRACUT -- Matthew H. Leclair, of Dracut, formerly of Lowell, died unexpectedly on Sunday, June 10, 2012. He was 30.

Matt was born in Lowell on November 2, 1981, a beloved son of Margery (Tyler) Leclair of Lowell and Ernest and Cynthia Leclair of Hudson, NH.

Surviving him besides his parents are a sister and brother-in-law, Sarah and Kris Carter of Dracut; a brother and sister-in-law, Jared and Heather Leclair of Pilot Point, Texas; a nephew, Kristin Carter; a grandfather, Kenny Myers of Dracut; a grandmother, Jeanne Conforti of Nashua, NH; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was also the grandson of the late Edward and Margaret Tyler, Shirley Lagasse, and Henry Leclair.

Matt was a graduate of Lowell High School, where he was captain of the volleyball team. Upon completion of college Matt enlisted in the US Army and attended Airborne school. He served as an infantryman in Operation Iraqi Freedom until disability forced his honorable discharge.

Matt enjoyed reading, writing poetry, painting and photography. He had a love of all animals. He volunteered his time at Veterans Administration facilities in Bedford and Lowell. Matt was an active chess player and a member of the chess clubs at the VA hospital in Bedford and clinic in Lowell.

He was a member of the Lowell Disabled Veterans Association Chapter 25.

LECLAIR -- Relatives and friends may call at the McKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME, 327 Hildreth Street, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM on Friday. His Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home on Saturday at 10:00 AM. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Matt's memory may be made to VA Boston Healthcare System, Attn. Voluntary Services, 1400 VFW Parkway, Boston, MA 02132. For directions and condolences, please visit www.mckennaouellette.com

Published in Lowell Sun on June 14, 2012
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