Regine (Viel) Leclerc, 76, of Portsmouth, RI, formerly of Lawrence and Methuen, MA and retired to Deerfield Beach, FL passed away Monday, September 24, 2018 at her home with her loving family by her side. Born in Notre Dame du Lac, Quebec, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Fabienne
Regine was raised and educated in Quebec, Canada, attending Normal School for teachers and later attending Boston State College. She immigrated to Lawrence, MA in 1963 with her husband. Her first position as an educator in the US was as a French teacher at St. Mary’s High School for girls. She later taught elementary school and bilingual programs in the Lawrence School system for many years. Her career later took her to the textile industry, Malden Mills, where she was a lab quality control manager. She subsequently took the skills she learned there to both Ideal Tape and Bixby International, both in Lowell, MA where she worked for many years as manager of quality control labs. She often took on the position of a chemist, never having a degree in chemistry but thriving in this area, earning employee
of the year, at the time, in often male dominated positions. She was proud of her achievements but she was most proud of her family, in particular, her beautiful grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Zilfred Leclerc; daughter, Carline Fleig and her husband, Richard of Portsmouth, RI; son, Carl Leclerc and his wife, Mona of Atkinson, NH; sisters, Lucienne Dupont and her husband, Gracien of FL, Jeannine Viel and her partner, Tico of Canada, Mariline and her husband, Jean of FL; brother, Gilles Viel and his wife, Francine of Canada; grandchildren, Alexa and Evan Leclerc, Adam, Reece, and Tyler Fleig. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, October 12, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 PM at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 13, 2018 in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be at a later date in Canada.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be forwarded to Visiting Nurse Home and Hospice, 1184 East
Main Rd., Portsmouth, RI 02871 or donate online at www.visitingnursehh.org.