Donald Joseph LeBlanc

South Dennis, Massachusetts

1936 - 2000


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Donald Joseph LeBlanc, 64, of South Dennis, Massachusetts, Vice President of Resource Planning and Development with Commonwealth Electric Company upon his retirement in 1991, passed away at his residence on Thursday, April 13, 2000, following a brief illness.

Mr. LeBlanc was born in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, on February 14, 1936, to the late Alyre J. LeBlanc and Mary G. LeBlanc (nee Martin). Raised in Fairhaven, he graduated from Fairhaven High School in 1953 and, in 1958, he graduated from New Bedford Institute of Textiles and Technology, now incorporated into the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. He attended graduate school at Syracuse University.

He married Beverley A. Bleakley on June 28, 1958, at Grace Episcopal Church, New Bedford, Massacuchetts.

Mr. LeBlanc was employed with Niagara Mohawk Power Company in Syracuse, New York, from 1960 to 1971. From 1971 to 1979, he was employed at New York Power Pool in Guilderland, New York. Moving to South Dennis in 1979, he began his employment with Commonwealth Electric Company.

Active in the community, Mr. LeBlanc was a Selectman in Dennis from 1984 to 1989, and he served on the Cape Cod Commission from 1990 to 1996. Additionally, he served as Chairman of the Town of Dennis Fire Study Committee. He was a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

In 1996, he was certified a Master Gardener for Cape Cod Co-Operative Extension Service for Barnstable County. He maintained and operated his own greenhouse, where he raised over 3000 plants each year.

Mr. LeBlanc is survived by his wife; one son, David of Harwich, Massachusetts; two daughters, Lynn LeBlanc of Marlborough, Massachusetts, and Karen LeBlanc of South Dennis; and two granddaughters, Madison Mae LeBlanc and Tessa Rose LeBlanc.

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