Gerald F. Leblanc
1928 - 2021
BORN
1928
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Molloy Funeral Home
906 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT
Gerald F. Leblanc Sr., a retired educator and the heart of his large family, died Sunday at his home in West Hartford. He leaves his wife of 69 years, Mary (Wilson) Leblanc. Jerry was born on April 19, 1928, in Gardner, Mass., to Cyrille and Eva (Lapierre) Leblanc. He was a graduate of Gardner High School, the State Teachers College at Fitchburg and the University of Connecticut. In his long career as a teacher, principal and school superintendent, he worked in Hubbardston, Mass.; Stafford, Conn.; and Coxsackie, N.Y. He retired in 1988 after 17 years as superintendent of schools in Regional School District No. 10, covering Burlington and Harwinton, Conn. After his retirement, he and Mary served two years in the Peace Corps in Costa Rica. They lived for 40 years in the Whigville section of Burlington before moving to West Hartford in 2013. In addition to his wife, Jerry leaves his sister, Evangeline Moore; sister-in-law, Faith Leblanc; and seven children: Maryanne Leblanc; Clare Mangine and her husband, Ed; Jane Wells; Anne Roest and her partner, Glenn Kreig; Gerald Leblanc Jr. and his wife, Kelly; Jeanne Leblanc and her husband, Don Stacom; and Patrick Leblanc. He also leaves 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews, as well as generations of friends in the Araya and Zúñiga families of Bijagua de Upala, Costa Rica. Funeral services will be private. Friends may call at the Molloy Funeral Home, 906 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, on Saturday, July 10, from 9 to 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut Food Bank, 2 Research Parkway, Wallingford, CT 06492.
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Published by Hartford Courant on Jul. 7, 2021.
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Love Sara & Mitch
July 10, 2021
My deepest sympathy at the passing of Mr. Leblanc. I was a teacher at Lake Garda School when he was the Burlington Schools Superintendent. He was a very professional Educator and a well loved man. I also had the privilege to have Gerald, jr. as a student in 3rd Grade at Lake Garda School, My condolences to him and the rest of the Leblanc family. Sincerely Beverly Nelson Perotti
Beverly Nelson Perotti
School
July 8, 2021
I am saddened to hear of Mr. LeBlanc's passing. Thanks to him, I joined the Region 10 family in 1980: I remained there for my entire teaching career. May you find comfort in knowing his fine legacy lives on in the many teachers he inspired and, in turn, the countless students they impacted. My condolences on your loss. Nina Fournier
Nina Fournier
School
July 8, 2021
Jerry - deepest sympathy for the loss of your dad. Prayers to you and your family.
Michael Heffernan
July 7, 2021
A gentle gentleman. Very sorry for your loss.
Lenora Granger
School
July 7, 2021
Jane and family I´m very sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary Johnsey
Friend
July 7, 2021
I´m so sorry for your loss Patrick. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Christopher Jaskulski
July 7, 2021
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