Quinebaug – Peter R. LeClair, 61, of Old Turnpike Rd., died Sunday, May 18, 2014 in his home. Born in Southbridge, MA, he was the son of Elizabeth (Willett) LeClair and the late George S. LeClair.
Mr. LeClair was a 1970 graduate of Marianhill Central Catholic High School in Southbridge, MA. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Annhurst College in South Woodstock, CT. Peter went on to earn his master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Connecticut. He taught and worked in administration for the Dempsey Regional Center for thirty years retiring in 2003. Peter was a member of the CT CSCA. He enjoyed gardening with vegetables, flowers, and various herbs and spices. He had a passion for reading which helped him to know something about everything. He loved his four cats, being out in the nature, and live music.
In addition to his mother, Peter is survived by his brother, Richard G. LeClair of Phoenix, AZ; and his sister, Alicia J. LeClair of Quinebaug.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Peter’s family from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, May 26, 2014 in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. A gathering will begin in the funeral home at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 27, 2014 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Stephen Church, 130 Old Turnpike Rd, Quinebaug, CT. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial donations, may be made to P.A.W.S, P.O. Box 248, Eastford, CT 06242. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.