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Alexander J. LeClair, Jr.

Thursday, October 02, 2014
Lebanon, N.H. — Alexander J. LeClair, Jr. of Quail Hollow, formerly of Newbury, N.H., died on Sept. 30, 2014, at Genesis Healthcare in Lebanon with his family at his side after a long period of declining health. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 22, 1923, to Alexander and Roseanna (Dansereau) LeClair. He graduated from Stevens High School, Claremont, N.H., and received a B.A. degree from Northeastern.

Mr. LeClair served in the US Army during WWII as a Tech V in the Army Medical Corp travelling to New Caledonia, Fiji, North Africa, Italy, Wales, England, and France.

He spent his early years on the family farm and lived in Syracuse, N.Y., and Lebanon, Pa., before living 19 years in Needham, Mass. Mr. LeClair moved to Newbury, in 1986 and then to Lebanon in May of this year. His career was spent at John Hancock where he wrote contracts for large groups.

He was a member, former warden and served on several other boards at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church New London, N.H. He was an excellent woodworker specializing in rocking horses and volunteered many hours with Habitat for Humanity. He also liked to travel and ski. He enjoyed being outdoors and working in the woods.

Mr. LeClair is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Marjorie (Colman) of Lebanon; children; Jeffrey of Sherborn, Mass., William and his wife, Susan of Dillon, Colo., Cynthia and her husband, Edward Neill of Fairview Heights, Ill.; grandchildren; Jeffrey Jr., Michael, and Brian; sisters; Eleanor Jones of Claremont, N.H., and Carolyn Sheehan of Tampa, Fla., and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at 1 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 52 Gould Road, New London, N.H. 03257 with the Rev. Jay MacLeod officiating. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be in Chandler Cemetery, Mt. Sunapee, N.H.

Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 1513, New London, NH 03257 or to a charity of one’s choice.

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