Jean (Rossi) LeBlanc – Blackstone

Jean (Rossi) LeBlanc – Blackstone

Jean LeBlanc passed away peacefully at her home Monday, December 11, 2018, at the age of 79, with her loving husband, Bob, and daughter, Deena, by her side as well as longtime family friend, Cheryl Plante.

Originally from Woonsocket where she attended Woonsocket High School, Jean has been a longtime resident of Rayner Street in Blackstone, Mass. Jean was the daughter of the late Martha and Jerry Rossi, born at Woonsocket Hospital on Dec. 16, 1939.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Robert LeBlanc; her dear sister, Geraldine Berard, of Woonsocket; her loving five children, Trudy Dainef and her husband, Paul, of Cumberland, Deena Himsey and Jeff Gamache of Woonsocket, Richard Bourassa and his wife, Laura, of Milford, Mass., Mary Ann Cook and her husband, Barry, of Providence, and Robert LeBlanc and his wife, Jennifer, of Whitensville, Mass.; seven grandchildren, Jessica Bourassa, Alisha Bourasssa, Taylor Cook, Cameron Cook, Jenna Bourassa, Marcella and Mason Bourassa; and four great-grandchildren, Aimee Bourassa, Emily Ware, Isis Bourassa and Madalyn Bourassa; and her faithful basset hounds, Sofia and Olivia. She is predeceased by her brother, Micheal "Butch" Rossi.

In Jean's working years, she was employed at Cullens Nursing Home as a CNA, and later worked for A.T. Cross. Jean found her calling in life as a devoted wife and as loving mother and grandmother. Jean took great pride in raising her great-granddaughter Aimee, along with her husband. She enjoyed every holiday decorating every inch of their home, most likely because she new the family would be coming over. Family was everything to Jean. She also was an avid sports fan supporting the home teams of course, Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, and Bruins.

Kind, loving, compassionate are just a few words that describe Jean, and she was always ready to laugh at a new joke. As a music lover, Jean was a big Elvis fan, and enjoyed animals of all shapes and sizes, particularly basset hounds, having many throughout her life, and even caring for three Guinea Pigs at the time of her passing. Jean had great faith in God and was part of the Harvest Community Church in Woonsocket.

Relatives and friends are invited to a funeral service on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 2 p.m., at the Harvest Community Church, 60 North Main St., Woonsocket. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Harvest Community Church, care of The Men's Shelter, 60 North Main St., Woonsocket, RI, 02895, in appreciation for the prayers, love and support given by Pastors Gene and Steve during these difficult times.