Robert J. “Bob” LeBlanc, Sr., 75, of Lawrence passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Lawrence General Hospital. Born in Lawrence, he was the son of the late Edmond and Eva (Drouin) LeBlanc.
Bob was raised and educated in Lawrence. He was an ironworker and worked with Local #351 of Lawrence and Local #7 of Boston. He enjoyed playing golf and was a member of St. Augustine’s ten pin bowling league. Bob was also a coach for the South Lawrence West Little League and later acted as Player Agent. Bob loved going to his grandsons' baseball and basketball games as well as attending his granddaughter's cello concerts and grandson's guitar concerts. His grandchildren were the light of his life and they will deeply miss their "Papa."
Bob was an avid Boston sports fan, and especially loved to watch the Red Sox. He also spent many Sundays watching golf. He was an handyman and did most of his home repairs as well as repairs in his children's homes. He would lend a hand to anyone who needed help.
Bob was predeceased by his son, Robert J. LeBlanc, Jr. and his siblings, Janice Laliberte and Edmond LeBlanc.
He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-two years, Carol A. (Laverriere) LeBlanc; his daughter, Kerri Durkee and her husband, Mark of Atkinson, NH; sisters, Joanne Tremblay and her husband, Ronald of Hooksett, NH and Linda Lamoureaux and her partner, Joseph Cetrone of Methuen; brothers, Donald LeBlanc and his wife, Mary of Haverhill and Gerald LeBlanc and his wife, Mary Ann of Londonderry, NH; his daughter-in-law, Eleanor Shallcross of Portland, OR; and his grandchildren, Peyton and Cooper Durkee, and Benjamin and Brody LeBlanc. He also leaves many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 pm at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street in Methuen. Funeral services will be Friday, August 10, 2018 at 11:00 am in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in the Polish National Cemetery in Methuen. Those who prefer, may make donations in his memory to the charity of choice.