Marlborough – Mrs. Ida LeClair, 100, of Marlborough, passed away peacefully Jan. 10, 2021 at her residence. Ida was born March 20, 1920, in Fine, N.Y., to Anna and Charles Sykes and had nine brothers and sisters.
Ida was preceded in death by her husband, Donald LeClair; daughter, Charlotte Feinberg; one grandchild, Maxwell Lewis; four brothers, Paul Sykes, Ross Sykes, Robert Sykes, and George Sykes; and five sisters, Gertrude Clarke, Genevieve Lambert, Libby Saber, Grace Bassett, and Rowena Rebeca Sykes. Ida is survived by two stepsons and two stepdaughters-in-law, Donald LeClair Jr. (Sandy) of Anchorage and Craig LeClair (Monica) of Santa Barbara; six grandchildren, Laura Lewis of Osage Beach, Lisa Vecchio of Sudbury, Shannon Clouse of Dillingham, Max LeClair of Dillingham, Jeanette LeClair of Anchorage, and Chris LeClair of Santa Barbara; and 14 great-grandchildren. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her.
Ida graduated from Edwards High School and Cosmetology School in 1940 and became a proud proprietor of Ida’s Beauty Salon in Watertown, N.Y. She married Donald (Don) LeClair in 1966 and was happily married for 34 years.
In her retirement, she and Don traveled in their RV for eight years through 49 states, seeing the sights and visiting with family and friends. Her favorite adventure was bobsledding at Mt. Van Hoevenberg’s Lake Placid Olympic Sports Complex and her favorite destinations were Old Faithful and the Pink Geyser in Yellowstone National Park. Ida loved music and dancing and, in her youth, enjoyed ice skating and roller skating.
In accord with current restrictions due to the pandemic, memorial services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be made to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Collins Funeral.