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Peter R. LeClair

Posted By Catherine On May 20, 2014 @ 2:58 pm In Obituaries | 12 Comments


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.

Condolences for the family of “Peter R. LeClair”

Condolence from Kathy Incandella on May 20th, 2014 7:05 pm

To Peter’s family and friends, I send my most heartfelt condolences on his passing. I had the good fortune to interact with Peter in a work environment and I will always remember Peter’s lovely smile and uplifting, positive attitude. I am certain his presence will remain with all who had the pleasure to know him in this life. May the memories you hold dear comfort you at this time, and may he rest in peace.

Condolence from Kim Mitchell on May 20th, 2014 8:20 pm

I am so sadden by this sudden loss. My condolences go out to Peter’s family. Peter was a wonderful man and I have a lot of fond memories of him guiding me when I became a supervisor at a group home for adolescents with disabilities. We made a great team. He will be sadly missed.

Condolence from Emily Petterson on May 21st, 2014 7:22 am

Our sympathy for your loss.
Emily & Allan Petterson

Condolence from Debbie Gregoire-Lefebvre on May 21st, 2014 9:58 am

My sympathies to you Mrs. LeClair on the loss of your son.

Condolence from Veronica Cook on May 21st, 2014 10:16 am

My sincere condolences to the LeClair family. I worked with Peter many years ago; and I have only fond memories of him. He was a good person and I pray that you wil be comforted by your own peaceful thoughts of him, as you mourn his absence. Blessings to you all.

Condolence from Tom (Sally) Reed on May 21st, 2014 10:47 am

Condolences to Peter’s family.
Peter was a wonderful friend.
I miss you.

Condolence from Sue on May 21st, 2014 3:28 pm

Peter was a great friend, always there with a kind word, an ear to listen, a hand to help you up when you were down. I know he looks down upon us now, happy and pain free, but the void left where he was will take a long time to fill. I miss you terribly my friend, and always will. He touched so many people in so many ways … I love you, Sunshine!

Condolence from Ray Houle on May 22nd, 2014 11:27 am

Betty, Alicia and Richard, My Deepest sympathy to the LeClair Family
my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Nancy Coderre on May 22nd, 2014 6:05 pm

I was so sorry to hear about Peter’s passing as well as shocked. I hadn’t seen him in so long but happen to come across our prom picture two weeks ago. We had so much fun as well as our six weeks in Europe. He always had a special place in my heart. He was wonderful & kind. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Linda Rammler on May 23rd, 2014 9:53 am

Betty, Alicia, Richie, and kits — I am in shock that one of my best friends in the whole world is no longer with us and I can’t even begin to imagine your grief. From wedding chauffeur to godfather of Tim, from bed and breakfast to shared vegetarian meals, from being the best teacher in the world to being my rock and confidante, and ever so much more. My only comfort is knowing he is over the rainbow bridge with all those who dearly loved him and left before him — both 2- and 4-legged. There is clearly a place for him close to God. I loved him so much and always will. May we find peace in knowing he has finally gotten his.

Condolence from PAULA on May 23rd, 2014 12:43 pm

Dear Betty, Alicia and Richie
My sincere sympathy Peter was a great person and has done so much for special education and the people he worked with as well has his students. Will be truly missed Paula

Condolence from Sandra note roy on May 29th, 2014 5:51 pm

Deepest sympathy Sandra note Roy

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