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November 23, 2017

LEBLANC, Leo P., 94, of Coventry, passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Riverview Healthcare. 

Born in Providence, a son of the late Romeo LeBlanc and Anna (Pearson) LeBlanc Johnson, he had lived in Coventry since 1993.  He was the beloved companion of Clara Ritchotte.

An Army veteran of WWII, Leo was attached to the 8th Armored Tank Corp, serving in the European Theatre.  He was the manager of Industrial Relations and Human Resources for the Bulova Watch Company, Providence Division, for 33 years retiring in 1985.  He was the Past President of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Personnel Executive Club and served on many committees; was a member of the Rhode Island Urban League and an honorary member of the NAACP, Providence Chapter.

He is survived by four daughters, Melissa LeBlanc of Natick, MA, Karen Anderson (Jack) and Laurie Oates (Thomas), of Glocester, RI and Kathy Manocchia (the late Steven), of Rehoboth, MA; a step-daughter, Christine Melton, of Coventry; a sister, Viola Day, of Johnston; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services and Burial with Military Honors in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter, RI will be private for the family.  Calling hours respectfully omitted.  In lieu of flowers, in memory of Leo, and in honor of his beloved granddaughter, Lauren, donations to the Wampanoag Warriors, Special Olympics of RI, 370 George Washington Highway, Smithfield, RI 02817 would be appreciated.  

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