Jean M. (LeBlanc) Angell, 78, died on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 in St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, after a brief illness (COVID-19).
She leaves her husband, Richard C. Angell III, together for 47 years.
She also leaves six children: Tammy (Desmarais) Fields and her fiance, Joe Teti, Brian Desmarais and his wife, Laurie (Vezina) Desmarais, and Mark Desmarais, Sr., and his wife, Debbie (Harmon) Desmarais, all of Worcester, Tina Desmarais and Candice (Desmarais) Merrick and her husband, Hal Merrick, all of Millbury, and Kimberly (Desmarais) Williamson and her husband, Donny Williamson, of Douglas; thirteen grandchildren: Brian, Cindy, Kimberly, Ricky, Mark Jr. and his wife Danielle, Amanda and her husband Jacob, Michael, Destiny, Rachel, Hallet, Jeffrey and wife Kayla, Christopher and wife Ashely, and Steven and wife Lilly; and sixteen great grandchildren: BriarRose, Dominic, Decklan, Davinn, Eva, Stella, Jay, Christian, Logan, Nicholas, Cameron, Eli, Branson, Raelynn, Jamenson, and Anthony, all whom she loved dearly.
She is also survived by two sisters: Alice Bierch of Ft. Myers, FL, and Anne Trottier of Worcester; and three brothers: Alex LeBlanc, and his wife, Jean LeBlanc, and Roy and his wife, Carol LeBlanc, both of Millbury, and Thomas LeBlanc of Juneau, AK; and many nieces and nephews.
Jean was predeceased by her parents, Edgar J. and Mary L. (Miller) LeBlanc and her dear son, Ricky L. Desmarais, who died in 1990, all of Millbury; five sisters: Loretta LeBlanc of Worcester, Rose Moore Thibault and Rita Jakubiak, both of Millbury, Linda LeBlanc of Webster and Dora Harrington of North Grafton; and three brothers: Raymond, William and Robert LeBlanc, all of Millbury.
Jean was born in Worcester on December 26, 1942 and was raised in Millbury where she attended Millbury schools. She worked at Jeffco Fibers Mattress Manufacturers for several years before rheumatoid arthritis forced her to retire.
She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She really enjoyed the casino with family. She looked forward to Wednesday trips with Kim, road trips to see family, beach days, and the "Big E" for that loaded baked potato.
Mom was a brave, strong woman, the strongest you will ever know, never shedding a tear. She always did what she could do and meant what she said. She will be missed by many.
After cremation, her ashes will be buried with her beloved Ricky in Central Cemetery, Millbury, at a date and time to be announced. There are no calling hours.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, 8815 Conroy Windermere Rd., Suite 309, Orlando, FL 32835 (www.helpfightra.org).
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