1929 – 2018
N. Grosvenordale – Elizabeth “Betty” (Willett) LeClair, 88, of Main St., died Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at Day Kimball Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late George S. LeClair. They were united in marriage on July 8, 1950 in St. Stephens Church. Born in Quinebaug, CT, she was the daughter of the late George And Jane (Rivers) Willett.
Mrs. LeClair received her bachelor’s degree from Annhurst College and went on to receive her master’s degree in teaching from Worcester State College. She worked as a high school business teacher for eight years with the Thompson School Systems, and seventeen years with the Southbridge School Systems. She was a member of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, the National Teachers Association, the Thompson Historical Society, Tourtellotte Alumni Association, and the Thompson and Putnam Senior Citizens. She enjoyed reading, knitting and traveling locally and internationally.
Betty is survived by her son, Richard LeClair of Phoenix, AZ; her daughter, Alicia J. LeClair of Quinebaug and her close friend Vickie Revet of N. Grosvenordale. She is predeceased by her son, the late Peter R. LeClair and her brothers, the late Robert and Richard Willette.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Betty’s family from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday February 12, 2018 in the Valade Funeral Home & Crematory, 23 Main
St. N. Grosvenordale, CT. A gathering will begin in the funeral home on Tuesday February 13, 2018 at 9:00am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Stephen Church, 130 Old Turnpike Rd. Quinebaug, CT. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT.
Memorial donations may be made to the Quinebaug Volunteer Fire Dept. P.O. Box 144, Quinebaug, CT 06262. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.