Obituary for Patricia "Pat" LeBlanc (Hope)
Patricia T. “Pat” (Hope) LeBlanc, 90, of Gardner, died peacefully Tuesday, September 26, 2017, in her residence surrounded by family, following an illness.
Pat was born in Worcester on September 10, 1927, the daughter of the late William J. and Mary F. (O’Shea) Hope.
She graduated from Worcester Commerce High School with the Class of 1947, and later attended Mount Wachusett Community College of Gardner.
Pat was a Secretary employed by the State of Massachusetts Employment Office of Gardner for 17 years, retiring in 1991.
She was a member of the former Sacred Heart of Jesus Church of Gardner. Pat was a member of the Clan Hope of Craighall Society.
Pat enjoyed reading, trips to Stowe, Vermont and she loved the ocean. Pat treasured spending time with her family.
She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur J. LeBlanc, who died in 2003.
She leaves two sons, James W. LeBlanc and his wife Maria of Athol, and Thomas J. LeBlanc of Gardner; one daughter, Mary-Ann Starr and her husband Stanley of Lancaster; one sister, Lorraine Annesty of Auburn; three grandchildren, Lindsey Starr, Christopher Starr and William LeBlanc; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Pat was predeceased by her son, William LeBlanc; two brothers, William Hope and Paul Hope; and by one sister, Mary Morin.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, September 29th from the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner with a Mass at 11:00 a.m. in Annunciation Parish/Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, West Street, Gardner.
A calling hour will be held Friday, September 29th from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Boston Children’s Hospital, 1 Autumn Street, #731, Boston, MA 02215-5301. Please reference in memory of Patricia T. LeBlanc.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the French Connection for the compassion and excellent care given to Pat during the past few years.