Emile J. LeBlanc

Died: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020


9:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Feb. 08, 2020
Location: Machnowski Funeral Home 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford

Funeral Mass

12:30 PM Sat., Feb. 08, 2020
Location: St. Mary's Church, 343 Tarkiln Hill Rd., New Bedford

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New Bedford – Emile J. LeBlanc, 85, of New Bedford passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 after a brief illness.  He was the husband of Jeanette (Hall) LeBlanc and the late Theresa (Lavoie) LeBlanc.
     Born in New Bedford, son of the late Emile and Yvonne (LaPointe) LeBlanc, he lived his entire life in New Bedford.  Emile was a proud veteran serving in the Army during the Korean War.
     He was a graduate of New Bedford High School.  Emile worked as a cobbler for many years at Poyant Shoes in New Bedford, and the shoe industry in Brockton, and retired from St. Luke’s Hospital, working in the engineering and maintenance department.
     Emile considered himself a lucky man to have found true love twice in his lifetime.  He was married to Theresa until her death in 1975, and was married to Jeanette for the past 42 years.
     His family includes his daughter, Diane Damaso and husband, Richard of Acushnet; his sons, Dennis and wife, Marianne of Somerset, and David and wife, Karen of Fairhaven; his stepsons, Walter Venuto and wife, LeeAnn of Mesa, Arizona, and Joseph Venuto and wife, Jinhee of San Jose, California; 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
     He is also survived by 3 brothers, Roland, Paul, Gerald, and the late Robert LeBlanc and their families.
     Visiting hours are 9:30 A.M. – 12 noon, Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, followed by a funeral Mass at 12:30 P.M. in St. Mary’s Church, New Bedford.
     For condolences, visit www.machnowskifuneral.com.

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Bill Pike
   Posted Wed February 05, 2020
Diane, Dennis and David - My love and prayers are with you. Your Dad was always so kind and loving to my grandmother (Reba), my grandfather, me and all the Pike boys.
He knew how to enjoy life and friendships.
Love, Bill Pike

Louise Cruz
   Posted Thu February 06, 2020

Medium Spathiphyllum was sent by Louise Cruz.

Find comfort in the memories of a life well lived. RIP Uncle Emile. All my love, Louise

Dave Despres
   Posted Fri February 07, 2020
I worked with Emile at St. Lukes. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends.

Rena Jacobson
   Posted Fri February 07, 2020
Sending our sincere condolences to the family of Mr. LeBlanc. It was always a pleasure to see him. He was an old-school gentleman. A member of the greatest generation. He would often express his love and appreciation for his family. We will miss him.

May your memories comfort you at this time.
Rena and Rosemary

Dennis Poyant
   Posted Mon February 10, 2020
I have nothing but great memories of Emile as he worked at my dad’s shoe store. Please know that you, and he are in my prayers.

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