Frederic L. Leblond, 88: Served in two wars, 4th degree Knight

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PORTLAND — Frederic L. Leblond, son of Frederick Leblond and Emma Bouchard Leblond, died at home surrounded by his loving family Oct. 28, after a short illness.

He was born March 30, 1927, and raised in Lewiston, where he graduated in the first class of St. Dominic High School. He served in the Army Air Force during WWII, then the Air Force during the Korean war as a transport pilot. He later graduated from Bentley College with a degree in accounting.

Leblond was a communicant of Our Lady of Hope Parish at St. Patrick’s Church until it closed in 2013, and, most recently, attended St. Pius Church. He was a member of the 4th degree Knights of Columbus Assembly 337 and a member Portland Council 101 at Our Lady of Hope Parish.

He was predeceased by his parents; a sister, Emma Rose; a son, David; and a sister, Irene Landry.

He leaves behind his wife of 63 years, Fernande Bouchard; two daughters, Michelle Ambrose of Freeport and Jackie Royles of New Gloucester; three sons, Paul of Portland, Gerard of Syracuse, N.Y., and Marc of Fort Collins, Colorado; a sister, Sylvia Bolduc of Cumberland; seven grandchildren, Christine and Stephen Royles, Sydney and Nova Ambrose, Alexander and Michaela Leblond, Hanna Rose; one great-grandson, Talan Morrilly; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 2 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Portland, followed by interment at Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery Chapel in Lewiston.