Matthew Ryan LeClair Blanchard
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Matthew Ryan LeClair Blanchard, 24
PORTLAND -- Matthew Ryan LeClair Blanchard, 24, of Gray, passed away suddenly on July 11, 2012. He was born at Maine Medical Center, the son of Mary LeClair and Ronald Blanchard on July 15, 1987. He grew up in Portland and attended Portland schools.
Matt enjoyed camping, fishing, 4-wheeling, going to the beach and spending as much time as possible with his girlfriend, Casey and their little dog, Scruffy. Matt was currently attending Southern Maine Community College where he was studying for his plumbers' license.
Matt is survived by his three children, Taylor Valez of Portland and Ryan and Brianna Blanchard of Gray; his parents, Mary LeClair of Portland and Ronald Blanchard of Portland; his sister, Chantelle Blanchard, his brothers, John Howard and Corey Blanchard; his step-mother, Michelle Splude; and his step- brother, Joshua Hersom. Matt also leaves behind his maternal grandparents, William and Mary LeClair of Windham and his paternal grandparents, Robert Blanchard of Wisconsin and Ann Andrews of Portland. He was predeceased by his step-grandfather, Big Dick Andrews; and his longtime girlfriend and love of his life, Casey Greene. He is also survived by several loving aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.
Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2012, from 4-7 p.m., at A.T. Hutchins, LLC Funeral and Cremation Services, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland. To offer words of condolence and share memories with the family, please go to the obituaries section at
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Matthew Ryan LeClair Blanchard

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Jul. 19, 2012.
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July 20, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you (the Leclair and Blanchard families). Im so very sorry for your loss. Such a terrible tragedy. Be strong for each other and let his memory carry you through. Althea Waite-Richards from Front Street
althea waite
July 19, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow
Donna Mills
July 19, 2012
to-Ryan's family: I feel and understand your pain, shock, grief, heartbreak, despair and hurt, Mat Ryan's memories help to soothe all you feel now and always..Cindy J, mom of Gus 32, Fred 30 and the late Frankie May born 22 of August 1977 and passed away from a terminal illness, which she fought with all she had untilshe could fight no more, RIP FRankie May and Ryan. Love all your families, friends co workers and al those who knew and loved you,<3
July 19, 2012
laurie leclair
July 19, 2012
to mary and the rest of the leclair are in my thoughts and in peace matt.
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