Evelyn LeBlanc, 88, of Northborough

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Evelyn LeBlancEvelyn “Nanny” (Donovan) LeBlanc

Northborough – It is with great sadness that we announce that Mom died peacefully in her sleep on May 25, 2020. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts, February 18, 1932.

Evelyn started life in Malden, Massachusetts with parents, James and Miriam (Zimmerman) Donovan and one sibling, beloved big sister, Patricia. She attended Malden Catholic School and worked for a time as a telephone operator before meeting and marrying Louis LeBlanc of Waltham, Massachusetts.

Our sweet mother’s greatest joy in life was being a mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She had her hands full raising 8 wonderful children, 7 cherished grandchildren and 4 beautiful great grandchildren, for a few years in California but primarily in Hudson, MA. Her children, in descending order: Carol Lee LeBlanc (son, John), Janice Marie Bisset (husband, David, children, Annie King, husband, Andrew, daughter, Valerie, Michael, wife, Laura Rathke and Holly), twins Anne Elizabeth Shafroth (husband, Jock, twins Taylor Buono, husband, Jeff, twins Evelyn and Gemma and Kasey Umina, husband, John, son, Carmine) and Philip James, Paul Andrew, twins Thomas Edward (son, Bruce) and Bruce Steven, and Louis Francis Jr. (wife, Nicole).

Mom enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, cross stitching and rug braiding. Lobster rolls were a special anytime treat. Mom was handy with a soldering iron, a skill acquired from many years of working at Digital. Though she never thought so, she was brilliant. Her supervisors recognized her abilities and put her in leadership roles and sent her to college classes. She ended her career as a CAD technician in Research and Development.

Her family meant everything to her. Mom was there to support her family in both good and challenging times. Known as a devoted and loving Mother, she was seen cheering enthusiastically at various sporting events and other activities involving her brood. She could also be found in the Emergency Room or the Principal’s Office. Family was always close to her heart and she thoroughly enjoyed all family gatherings, especially Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

“When God calls, I’ll go”. We miss you and will keep you close to our hearts, always. Rest In Peace.

Online condolences may be left at www.haysfuneralhome.com. A memorial service will be arranged next year once the COVID crisis is no more. In lieu of flowers, condolence cards to be shared with the family can be sent to Janice Bisset, 136 East Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532.