Gerald Joseph LeBlanc

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Presque Isle - Gerald Joseph LeBlanc, devoted husband, beloved and irreplaceable father and grandfather, special uncle, and a friend to many passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at The Aroostook House of Comfort. Born on October 15, 1942 in St. Agatha to Charles and Winnie (Marquis) LeBlanc, Gerald was the youngest of five children. He was proud of his Acadian Heritage, and he enjoyed many years of gathering and speaking French with his family.
Gerald graduated from Presque Isle High School in 1961, married his high school sweetheart, and became a Dad to two beautiful baby girls who became his entire world. Everyone knew them as "Gerald's girls". In August of this year, Gerald would have celebrated his 54th wedding anniversary with his wife.
Gerald loved anything with a motor, always tinkering and fixing things that others might call "junk". Given his talent with motors, Gerald enjoyed sharing his skills by teaching a small engine repair course for S.A.D. #1's Adult Ed program for many years. He was the owner & operator of Winnie's Dairy Bar & Restaurant. Always meticulous with all aspects of business, Gerald had an impeccable work ethic. In his role as Vice President of LeBlanc Foods Inc., he made, packed, and shipped a gourmet lobster stew throughout the United States. Together with his wife, this company was very successful and well known to many as he also received a State of Maine Small Business Award.
Retired, Gerald spent winters in Wesley Chapel, Florida, where he visited old friends and developed new friendships. Snowmobiling, working with his hands, mowing with his John Deere tractor, landscaping, gardening, and writing in his journals were a few of his hobbies, yet all these things were second to spending time with his girls and his grandchildren.
Gerald loved spending time at his daughter Tammy's lake home which he fondly referred to as her "Utopia". He enjoyed swinging and eating salmon and ployes at the Sporting Club with his wife. Daily luncheons with his grandson were a highlight of each day. His Christmases were spent every year at his daughter Tracy's where he sat back and admired and adored his family and grandchildren. In Gerald's eyes, family took precedence over anything.
In his younger years, Gerald was a member of the Presque Isle Area Chamber of Commerce, Presque Isle & many other snowmobile clubs, Presque Isle Fish & Game Club, Maine Restaurant Association, and the Maine State Chamber of Commerce. Gerald was currently an associate member of the Grant Memorial United Methodist Church.
Gerald leaves behind his wife, Patty, his pride and joy two daughters, Tammy of Sinclair and her fiancée, Paul Dionne who kept Gerald on his toes with speaking French, Tracy Fox and her husband Rhett of Mapleton, and three priceless grandchildren, Jerica, Jaylee, and Dakota and fiancée, Samantha Murchison. Gerald so wanted to be here to watch his grandson get married in September. Gerald is also survived by a brother, Edgar and his wife Marcella, and he leaves behind many special nieces, nephews, and cousins. Gerald was predeceased by his parents, a brother, two sisters, and his two precious twin grandsons, Jesse Claude and Jeremy Basil Fox.
Gerald will be remembered for his quick wit, ability to make people laugh, generosity, love of June bugs & grasshoppers, love of scents like Clorox when he cleaned, and his taste for anything sweet, especially donuts and mallo cups. Yet, most of all, Gerald will be never be forgotten for his undying love and devotion to his two daughters who already miss him so dearly.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 16th, Father's Day, a fitting time for such a Great Dad, at the Grant Memorial Methodist Church, Fleetwood Street. Reverend Ron Chaffee of Orrington and close friend of Gerald's will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family would be so thankful for donations to be sent in Gerald's name to The Aroostook House of Comfort, PO Box 867, Presque Isle, Maine 04769. Patty, Tammy, and Tracy express their utmost thanks to all the nurses and doctors of Northern Light AR Gould Hospital for the wonderful care of their beloved over the last few months. To the House of Comfort caregivers, Gerald and the family truly felt blessed to have this extraordinary peaceful and compassionate facility for Gerald's last days.
"God saw you were getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around you and whispered, 'Come with Me'. With tearful eyes, we watched you suffer and saw you fade away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best."
Published on June 10, 2019
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Tim and Robin Beckwith
Jun 11, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss, Gerald was a great man. Keeping you in our prayers. May God bless you with His peace and comfort.
Fudd And Brenda
Jun 11, 2019
Patty, Tammy and Tracy, We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you and Take Care.
Danny L Rayner
Jun 11, 2019
Patty and family, my condolences. Ever since I met Gerald working at Welding Supply, we always were laughing and joking with each other. He was always kind to me as he was to everyone else. No matter where I was at and Gerald saw me, he would yell "Danny" . With his distinctive voice, I knew it was him. Am going to miss you, friend.