Gloucester — Eugene (Gene) LeClair, 66, of Gloucester, died on Saturday, August 31, 2013, in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, with his family by his side, following a lengthy illness. He was the loving husband and best friend of Roselle (Ciaramitaro) LeClair, with whom he shared 22 years of marriage.
Born in Waltham, he was the son of Christine (Matrano) Latino and the late Allison LeClair.
Prior to his retirement, Gene had been employed as a machinist at Gloucester Engineering for 36 years. He had a passion for bass fishing and boating at the LeClair Camp in Maine, a camp that he and Roselle built together using the carpentry and woodworking skills he loved to practice in his spare time. Gene’s greatest love and enjoyment came from spending time with his family, many friends and Big Red. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his wife, Roselle, his mother, Christine and her partner, William White, Gene is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Wildes and her husband, Gary, of Gloucester; son, Keith LeClair of Rockport; brother, Al LeClair of West Gardner, Maine; mother-in-law, Josie Ciaramitaro of Gloucester; brother-in-law, Wayne Ciaramitaro and his wife, Sharon, of Gloucester; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, Gene was predeceased by son, Brian LeClair; father-in-law, Paul Ciaramitaro; and brothers-in-law, Paul and Torrie Ciaramitaro.
ARRANGEMENTS: A Celebration of Gene’s life will be held in the David H. Gonet Funeral Home, 22 Hawthorne Blvd., Salem, on Thursday, September 5, from 4: to 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. To leave a condolence, please visit www.gonetfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Be The Match Foundation, 3001 Broadway St. N.E., Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55413, or at www.bethematch.org.
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