ERROL - Norman Leo Leclerc, 69, died peacefully at his Akers Pond camp, surrounded by his loved ones, on June 29, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer.
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He was born in Berlin on Feb. 18, 1943, the youngest child of Louis and Imelda (Dupuis) Leclerc.
Norman was a lifelong resident of Berlin-Errol, graduating from Guardian Angel and Notre Dame High School class of 1961.
As a young man, Norman worked for the local IGA. In 2003, he retired from his life-long career as a pipefitter for the local paper mill. In November 1963, Norman enlisted in the New Hampshire National Guard-Battery A, 2nd Howitzer Battalion, 197th Artillery and he retired March 15, 2001, with an honorable discharge as First Sergeant after serving 37 years.
He enjoyed being with Anita, working at his "camps" at Akers Pond, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, traveling, shopping, eating, and of course, remodeling, building and perfecting projects. Norman will always be fondly remembered for his persistence on "perfection" when building or repairing home projects for his loved ones and at his camps.
Members of his family include his longtime companion, Anita Robert of Berlin; daughter, Kathie Leclerc and husband, Russell of Gorham; son, Dan Leclerc and wife, Stephanie of Binghamton, N.Y.; grandsons Tony, Blake, Riley and Payton; granddaughters Amber and Alysa; sister, Estelle Playdon of Dunbarton, brother, Paul of Berlin; the mother of his children, Jacqueline Fillion Gagne; cousins, nieces, nephews and aunt, Alice Robitaille, and of course his favorite four-legged granddogs Lilly and Chewy.
SERVICES: A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, July 6, 2012, at 1 p.m., at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish in Berlin. Fr. Kyle Stanton will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow at Holy Family Cemetery in Gorham. Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 5, and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, prior to the Mass, at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home in Berlin. Donations in Norman's memory may be sent to Weeks Oncology Clinic, 173 Middle St., Lancaster 03584.
Fleury-Patry Funeral Home
72 High Street
Berlin, NH 03570
Published in Union Leader on July 4, 2012