Alfred “Al” A. Leclair of Chelmsford


Alfred “Al” Leclair, 74, died surrounded by his loving family at his home on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, after a long, hard fought battle with cancer.

He was the son of the late Armand and Anna (Gagnon) Leclair. He was born and raised in Lowell. He was married to Marilyn (Burns) Leclair for fifty one years. They made their home in Chelmsford.

Al graduated from St. Joseph's High School. He earned a BS in education from University of Lowell and a Masters’ in education from Salem State College. He was a teacher in the Tewksbury School System for over 30 years.

He loved gardening, using his tractor   and spending time at his home on Cape Cod.

Besides his wife he is survived by his daughters, Christine and her husband, Henry Matte of Dracut and Carrie Anne and her husband, Erik Mayer of Hadley; grandchildren, Christopher Matte, Elizabeth Matte, Avery Mayer and Aden Mayer whom he adored; brother, Raymond Leclair of Delaware; sister, Priscilla McDonough of Londonderry NH; one niece and three nephews.

Al will be sadly missed by many close friends, "card partners" and all who knew him.

Visiting hours Mon. 9:30-10:30A.M. Funeral Mon. at 10:30A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11A.M. at St. John Church . Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Lowell. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to the SANÇA Foundation. The SANÇA Foundation is a non-profit organization for youths with a focus on integrating sports, academics and life skills training as driving forces to creating a positive and sustainable impact in Cabo Verde, Africa. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


January 22, 2018
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Dolan Funeral Home


January 22, 2018
11:00 Mass
St. John the Evangelist Church
  1. Arthur and Regina Dabilis says:

    Marilyn, we were shocked to find out that Al had passed away in January. We just heard about it on Thursday, Mar. 15th. Al was a wonderful person, always friendly and easy to speak with. He had a warm, endearing smile whenever we saw him over the years. We will never forget him.
    May his memory be eternal.

  2. Eugene Picard says:

    Mrs. Leclair, Christine, Carrie and family;

    My condolence on the passing of your husband and father. All I can offer you is peace and a warm hug and that you keep the memories you have in your hearts to comfort you in this time of sorrow.

  3. Cindy Bailey says:

    Dear Carrie and all of your family, I send my heartfelt condolences and keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Ryan and Allie Reveley says:

    Marilyn, we are so sorry to hear about Al’s passing. He was such a nice man to talk to and you two have been such good neighbors to us. Our heart breaks with you. If there is anything we can do, please do not hesitate to ask.
    Ryan and Allie Reveley

  5. Deb Zawisza says:

    Chris, my heart breaks for you and your whole family. I pray for peace for your dad and for strength for you all. May your cherished memories bring you comfort, and may that smile of his, remain in your heart and mind for always.
    Love is infinite ❤️

  6. Dick & Alice Mousseau says:

    Marilyn, Christine, Carrie and Families,

    Our condolences at your loss. We have so many wonderful memories of Al. Weekends at the Cape, our trip to London, the Canasta games and simply having him as our friend. We will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  7. Julia & Henry Fuce says:

    We wish to express our sincerest condolences to all the family. Although we did not know Al, we know his daughter Christine and knew that he was a wonderful Father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May he Rest In Peace.

  8. Jann Mousseau says:

    So sorry for your loss Marylin, I always liked being around Al, he was a real good guy and he will be missed.

  9. Kevin Norton says:

    Mrs. Leclair, Christine, and Carrie. I’m so terribly saddened by the news of Mr. Leclair’s passing. I realize that this extremely kind, and gentle man fought through the pain of cancer; rest assured, that the Lord has received him in pain free bliss.
    My thoughts and prayers for continued strength are with you all.

  10. Stephanie & Bernie Masterson says:

    Mrs. Leclair, Christine, Carrie and family,

    Our condolences to you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Jerry + Louise Mousseau says:

    To All Leclair Families; Our Sincerest Condlences on your Loss. Al was a nice guy. RIP Al.

  12. Cecile Simard says:

    Marilyn, our deepest sympathies to you and your daughters. Al was a great guy!
    Als cousins Therese,Lucille and Cecile.

  13. Linda Walsh says:

    Jim and Linda Walsh January 18, 2018 at 6:40pm

    Marilyn and Al have been our best friends for 51 years. Throughout the years we shared so many happy as well as sad times together. Al was a great canasta partner with Jim and the four of us shared so many fun times together. A trip to the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, Bush Gardens in Florida, and fun times at the Cape. Jim and I will surely miss Al but we are so blessed to have known him as well as Marilyn for all of these years. Until we meet again someday Al God Bless You.

  14. Karen Aguiar-Bennington says:

    Christine, Carrie and Family,
    You are all in our hearts and thoughts during this very difficult time. May you all smile knowing he was loved by many.
    Remember and cherish all the special moments you had with him and you will forever hold on to him!

    Christine and Carrie – I know the saddens you both must be feeling – it’s very hard when a girl loses her Daddy – I know that feeling all to well.
    He will always be with you and smiling above!

    May you rest in peace and watch over your family Mr. LeClair

    Karen (Flip, Spencer and Jason)
    Pitts-Aguiar-Bennington Family

  15. Frank and Louise Mousseau says:

    Condolences to the family. We know Al will surely be missed by all who knew him.

  16. Michelle Gagnon says:

    Marilyn, Chris and Carrie Ann, You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am sorry that you have to endure the pain of losing someone you loved so much. I have fond memories of Al. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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