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Roger A. LeBlanc

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HUDSON -- Roger A. LeBlanc, 84, died Dec. 21, 2008.

He was born in Nashua on Feb. 12, 1924, to Louis Henry and Eva (Bibeau) LeBlanc. He graduated from Nashua Senior High School and from the University of New Hampshire, where he earned an associate's degree in business administration.

Mr. LeBlanc also lived in Laconia, Durham, Litchfield, Lantana, Fla. and Newport News, Va., before moving to Hudson.

He was a 40-year member of the Daniel Webster Boy Scout Council, Troop 255, and achieved Eagle Scout with two Gold Palms. He worked as a plant staff manager at New England Telephone and Telegraph Co., retiring in 1979. He also held a master electrician and a commercial first class radiotelephone FCC license.

A WWII Navy veteran, Mr. LeBlanc served as a radioman in the Pacific, Europe, Africa and Middle East. He also graduated from the U.S. Air Force Air University Nine Communication courses and was communication superintendent for the NH Air National Guard.

IN HIS LIFE: Mr. LeBlanc served as Alderman-at-Large for Nashua for 12 years. He was an original member of the Nashua Airport Authority and was a 4th-degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 122. A member of the American Radio Relay League, he was radio amateur operator W1NMB. Mr. LeBlanc was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of New Hampshire and Vermont, a past member of the Elks Lodge 720, VFW Post 8214 of Manchester and the Laconia Kiwanis Club. He served as president and trustee of the Laconia Mike and Key Club, as well as having been a member of several other Nashua social clubs.

Family includes his wife of 62 years, Louise (Fournier) LeBlanc; a daughter and son-in law, Dorene and Peter Krauss of Hudson; a son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Janet LeBlanc of Hayes, Va.; a daughter, Donna Nicol of Merrimack; six grandchildren, Alissa and Kendra Krauss, Jason and his wife, Liza LeBlanc, Jenna LeBlanc, Daniel and David Dearborn; two great-grandchildren, Andrew and Logan LeBlanc, two sisters, Loretta Bouley of Winnisquam, and Pauline Roberge of Nashua; a brother, Louis H. LeBlanc of Sutton; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. LeBlanc was predeceased by two brothers, Leo and Gerry LeBlanc.

SERVICES: Calling hours will be Monday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Anctil-Rochette Funeral Home, 21 Kinsley St., Nashua.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Kathryn Church, 4 Dracut Road, Hudson, with the Rev. Leo LeBlanc and the Rev. Gary Belliveau as celebrants. Burial will follow in St Louis Cemetery, Nashua.

Memorial donations may be made to Gateways Community Services Adult Day Service Program, 144 Canal St., Nashua 03064. Arrangements are being handled by Edmund Fournier Funeral Home of North Woodstock. For more information, go to www.edmundfournier.com.



Published in Union Leader on Dec. 23, 2008
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