Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

March 7, 2013

Blanche Ann (Woods) LeClair, 95 Years

Andover — Mrs. Blanche Ann (Woods) LeClair, beloved wife of the late Francis E. LeClair and a resident of Andover, formerly of Rochester and Moira, N.Y., died at Wingate at Andover Nursing Center on Saturday evening, March 2, 2013. She was 95 years old.

Born in St. Regis Falls, N.Y., Blanche was the beloved daughter of the late Ira and Mary J. (Martin) Woods. She worked for many years as a Secretary for Social Services in New York. Mrs. LeClair enjoyed traveling and dancing with her late husband, Francis. She was pre-deceased by her sons John and David LeClair.

She will be missed by her loving daughter and son-in-law; Mary and her husband, Neal W. Nadelson of Andover; cherished grandchildren, Jeffrey and Aly Nadelson, Ryan Nadelson, Adam Nadelson, Kaitlin Nadelson, Jennifer Mattingly and her husband Curtis, John LeClair and his wife Tammee; dear great-grandchildren, Alec and Jocelyn Mattingly, and Madalynn LeClair.

ARRANGEMENTS: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Augustine Church, 43 Essex Street, Andover on Friday, March 8, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. A private interment will be in the West Parish Garden Cemetery in Andover. Donations in Blanche's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472. For additional information, please visit,