Noella Marie (Rheaume) Leclerc

Noella Marie (Rheaume) Leclerc, 86, passed away Aug. 3, 2017, at the Belknap County Nursing Home in Laconia, N.H. where she had been residing for the past year. She was born in Berlin, N.H., on Dec. 28, 1930, the daughter of the late Omer and Marie (Dupuis) Rheaume. Noella married Raymond Leclerc on Oct. 16, 1950, and together they had two sons. Noella spent most of her life in Berlin, with a nine-year hiatus at her loved residence near Nay Pond in Milan, N.H. She has lived with her son and his wife in Laconia for the past five years, with the last year at the Belknap County Nursing Home.

During her early work years, Noella was employed by Wear Knitters, a manufacturer of knitted sweaters and winter apparel. She enjoyed playing with her grandchildren, and in later years, her great grandchildren. In her earlier years, she and her family would vacation at both her parent’s and in-law’s beach houses at Ferry Beach and Camp Ellis, Maine. Noella loved any time spent with her family. She loved her grandchildren and spoiled them as much as possible. She will be remembered as a loving wife and mother and a doting grandmother. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Noella is survived by her children Paul Leclerc and his wife Gloria of Concord, N.H.; Dennis Leclerc and his wife Beverly of Belmont, N.H.; grandchildren Kristina Halfpenny and her husband Shaine of Concord; David Leclerc and his wife Jennifer of Goffstown, N.H.; Robin Schofield and her husband Michael of Belmont; and Aaron Leclerc and his wife Cara Scala of Concord; great-grandchildren June Leclerc, Brenden Schofield and Morgan Schofield; her brother Normand Rheaume and wife Judy of Berlin; and long time friend and sister-in-law Leona St. Hilaire of Berlin.

Noella was preceded in death by both of her parents; husband Raymond Leclerc, sisters Gertrude Leclerc and Madeleine Bertin, and, brother Roland Rheaume.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, 345 Pleasant Street, Berlin, on Aug. 8, 2017, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Kieran’s Cemetery.

Friends and relatives may call on the family from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street, Berlin.

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