They attended hundreds of movies, concerts and plays. Lorraine was an avid reader of non-fiction. After suffering from two strokes in 2010, she still read every word of the daily newspaper. She loved her coffee club friends, lunch with Donna Millington, and an occasional trip to Foxwoods with Don and Mary Leavitt, all of Haverhill.
Lorraine is survived by her eight children, Judy L. and her husband, Robert Schenk of Windham, N.H., Susan R. and her husband, Guy Gobeil of Kingston, N.H., Christina H. and her husband, George Pereira of Bradford, Joseph T. LeBlanc and his wife, Gail M. Sullivan of Bradford, Thomas J. LeBlanc and his fiancée, Deanna Clarance of Sudbury, Lawrence J. and his wife, Tammie LeBlanc of Atkinson, N.H., William F. and his wife, Anne LeBlanc of Reading, and Gary M. and his wife, Caroline LeBlanc of Bradford; 22 grandchildren, Shay Sullivan, Stephen, Elizabeth, Michael, Neal, James, Megan, Kevin, Julianne, Griffin, and Reese LeBlanc, Samantha and Robert Schenk, Zachary, Rachael and Rebecca Gobeil, Jacqueline, Nicole, Michael and Holly Pereira, and Oliver and John Brian Clarance; two great-grandchildren, Ella and Amelia LeBlanc; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Pat Roberge of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a brother-in-law, John N. LeBlanc of Bradford; and cousins, nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held on Friday morning, October 18, beginning in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 South Main Street, Bradford, at 9 a.m. Her funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sacred Hearts Church, 165 South Main Street, Bradford, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Salem Street, Bradford. Visiting hours will be on Thursday in the funeral home, from 2 to 4 p.m., and 6 to 9 p.m. Courtesy local transportation to the visitation will be provided on request by calling Patrick Driscoll at 978-374-0000. Flowers are welcomed, or expressions of sympathy may also be made in her memory to the Northern Essex Community College Foundation/LeBlanc Family Scholarship, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill, MA 01830. For directions, or to sign her guest book, please visit www.driscollcares.com.