Richard L. LeBlond, 1933 - 2014

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Richard L. LeBlond, 81, of 526 Minot Avenue, Auburn, peacefully joined the Lord after a long illness on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice in Auburn. Born in Auburn on January 24, 1933, he was the son of Armand and Gaitane Roy LeBlond. Educated in Auburn schools, he served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. On May 30th, 1956 he married the love of his life, the former Henrietta Poirier. Dick was employed as a roofer for 20 years, working for St. Hilaire Roofing and Water Proofing, and then worked at BIW for sixteen years, retiring in 1989. He enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, riding his lawnmower and also camping at Taylor Pond for over 30 years. Besides his loving wife of Auburn, he is survived by a sister, Rita Dube of Lewiston, two brothers, Normand and wife Christa of Germany, and Robert and wife Linda of Portland, OR, a brother-in-law, Bertrand Poirier and wife Lorraine of Auburn, and many special nieces and nephews, including a grandniece, Stacy Fuegen Ramirez of Los Angeles, CA, and nephew, Jim Irish of Auburn, who was there to help whenever we needed him, day or night. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Marcel, and two sisters, Armande Erskin and Lorraine Boisvert. Dick will be sadly missed by his wife Henrietta, who would like to send a very special thank you to thew staffs of the VA nursing home in South Paris and the Hospice House in Auburn for all the care they gave Dick during his final illness.

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Funeral Notice

LeBLOND, Richard, 81, of Auburn, died in Auburn on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, from 9:30 AM to 11 AM, followed by a Liturgy of the Word Service at 11 AM. Interment, St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to either the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, Hospice House Fund, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. 

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