- February 7, 1926 - October 5, 2013
of Edna's Passing
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Edna Marion LeBlanc, February 7, 1926 ? October 5, 2013. Edna passed away peacefully in her home at Rivercourt Residences in West Groton.
She was one of seven children born to the late Luc and Cecile Poirier and for 60 years was the wife of Gordon LeBlanc (deceased 2006). Edna was the oldest of seven children. She was pre-deceased by brother Clifford and is survived by brother Paul, sisters, Eileen and her husband William Creonte, Ruby and her husband Anthony Caruso, Nancy and her husband Emerson Dickie, and Carol Poirier, as well as sister-in laws, Paula Poirier and Anita Poirier.
Predeceased by her daughter Carole, Edna will be sadly missed by her children, Cecile and her husband Keith Johnson, Gordon and his wife Donna, Phyllis Worthley, Helene and her husband Pasquale Tassone, Nannette Foley, Michelle and her husband Al Duffett, Roger and his wife Mary, Andrea LeBlanc, Patricia Corbett, Yvonne and her husband Eric Cedergren, Donna and her husband Peter Arnold. Edna was the loving Memere of 24 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Born and raised in Waltham, MA, Edna was a graduate of Mount Ida College, and an award-winning equestrian. She loved reading, solving word puzzles, playing cribbage, laughing, telling a good joke, and most importantly, spending time with her family.
On Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM., friends and family are invited to pay their respects at the Badger Funeral Home, 347 King Street (Rte 2A/110) Littleton. Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at 10:00 AM, a Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Anne Church, 75 King Street, Littleton, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Edna's granddaughter Tracy, to the International Rett Syndrome Foundation, 4600 Devitt Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45246 or to Hannah's Fund for Matt c/o Greenwoods State Bank, 117 No. Main St, Lake Mills, WI, 53551.
The Winning Letter
If I were a writer of consequence, I could fill volumes as to why I think my wife should be "Mother of the Year." Not having that talent, let me simply state a few reasons why my vote goes to Edna M. LeBlanc. Being the mother of my 10 children is more than enough reason, but let me say that any woman who is the mother of 10, cares for an 11-room house, writes for a weekly newspaper, cooks all her own pastries and meals for her family, washes, irons and sews clothes is no ordinary person.
When someone is hurt, she is the doctor, when someone has a toothache, she becomes the dentist, and forever she is the cook, baker, and fabulous homemaker. In our home, we know that God has gifted mother with supernatural patience, wisdom, and strength, because any person with everyday talents would fail under half the pressures endured in raising a family such as ours.
Preparing breakfast for the clan is a sight to behold: she is a Mess Sergeant with a cheery good morning for the Privates as they come to the table. While trying to make the lunches for seven school children and the boss who is going off to work, she is busy answering a thousand and one questions from the children. And our mom finds time to make clothes for the children, bake delicious goodies, and write for a newspaper. In the late hours, after having put in a 16-hour day, she can still smile and be the ever-loving, patient, and understanding mother.
Written by her husband, Gordon J. LeBlanc