WINCHENDON – Florence R. (LeClair) Roberge, 85, of 16 Ready Drive, died peacefully Friday afternoon, October 25, 2019 in Heywood Hospital, Gardner with her family at her side.
She was born in Fitchburg on July 25, 1934, daughter of the late Philip O. and Clara (Gagne) LeClair and had lived in Winchendon since 2002, after living in Leominster and Fitchburg.
Florence had worked as an assembler at Foster Grants for 16 years until its closing in 1986 and then worked at TRW for ten years until her retirement in 1998. She enjoyed knitting, reading and gardening.
She leaves two sons, Mark D. Roberge of Worcester and Randolph J. Roberge and his wife Melinda of Nashua, NH; two daughters, Darlene Roberge and her husband Robert Hornbaker of Lowell and Raeann LeBlanc and her husband Brian of Winchendon; a sister, Ann Craigen and her husband Raymond of Fitchburg, seven grandchildren, Kristina, Patrick, who died in 2001, Brandon, Richard, Rachel, Joseph and Michael; a sister in law Anita LeClair of CA; eight great grandchildren and 1.5 great great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Ricky Roberge, who died in 1961, and brothers, Maurice LeClair and Raymond LeClair.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 1 P.M. in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon. A reception for family and friends will follow at Carriage House Restaurant, Winchendon.
A calling hour will precede the service Sunday from 12 to 1 P.M.
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