Normand LeBlanc

BENNINGTON - Normand LeBlanc, 77, a former resident of Woodford, died Friday, March 7, 2014, at the Vermont Veterans Home, where he resided since 1990.

Born Nov. 5, 1936, in New York, N.Y., he was the son of Sam and Adeline (Theriault) LeBlanc.

An honorary graduate of Mahopac High School, he served in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee in the Korean conflict.

Upon his honorable discharge from the Navy, he partnered with his brother on a service station. Later, he worked as a millwright and then as a carpenter in the New York City area, building bridges and high rises. He continued in the construction trade when he moved to Vermont in 1970, working on the Bear Swamp Project and numerous construction developments in the local area, including additions and renovations at the Vermont Veterans Home.

He graduated from the Vermont Police Academy in 1975, and worked as a Bennington County Sheriff. He also worked as head of security and maintenance at Bromley, until the time of his illness.

He was a member of B.P.O.E. 567, Mt. Anthony Chapter 13, F & A.M., V.F.W., Post 1332, and the Knights of Columbus, Council 307. He was also a life member of the Mahopac Falls Fire Department.

Survivors include his children, Sandra O'Neill and Normand LeBlanc of Bennington, and Michelle LeBlanc of Williston; five grandchildren; his siblings, Albert LeBlanc and Margaret Bunyea, both of Mahopac, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass will be celebrated March 22, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Four Chaplains All Faiths Chapel at the Vermont Veterans Home, followed by a reception at the V.F.W.

Memorial contributions may be made to North Village Wing at the Vermont Veterans Home, through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.

Funeral Home

E.P. Mahar and Son Funeral Home
628 Main Street Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 442-2516

Published in Rutland Herald on Mar. 9, 2014