Dennis Alan Leclerc

Dennis Alan Leclerc, 55, died Saturday, July 17th, 2021 at his home in Seekonk, Massachusetts, after a twenty-three year battle with multiple sclerosis. Dennis’s proudest achievements in life were the two daughters he leaves behind, Lindsey Leclerc, 26, and Katelyn Leclerc, 22.

Born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, he was a son of Omer and Aline (Morin) Leclerc, who spent the last ten years as caretakers for their beloved son. He spent his childhood in Cumberland, Rhode Island, before moving with his family to Seekonk in 1976, where he lived the remainder of his life. He graduated from Seekonk High School in 1983, where he was very active in football, basketball, and baseball. 

He earned an Associate’s Degree in Social Science in 1989 from Roger Williams College. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1984, serving in the 143rd Security Police Squadron of the Rhode Island Air National Guard where he rose to the rank of Master Sergeant. One of the proudest moments of his service was guarding Air Force One when President Clinton visited Rhode Island. Upon returning home from basic training, he joined the Seekonk Fire Department, where he was a firefighter, emergency medical technician, and arson investigator. He also served as a special officer in the Seekonk Police Department. In 1998 he suffered an injury while carrying a patient that soon ended his ability to serve. He eventually returned to work as a dispatcher for Seekonk’s Public Safety Communications Department. He was a proud member of the International Fire Fighters Association, Local 1931.

Dennis prided himself on never missing a sporting event for his girls, serving as coach on their teams from his wheelchair and always cheering them on from the sidelines. He drove them countless miles from New England to Florida to play in their games, and to visit their favorite vacation place, Walt Disney World. 

Besides his parents and two daughters, Dennis leaves his brother Michael J. Leclerc, sister Jo Anne Dyson (David), aunts, uncles, cousins, and numerous other family and friends. He was also Goodness to  niece Emma Dyson and nephew Thomas Dyson. 

His funeral will be held on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Taunton Avenue, Seekonk. Burial will be in Seekonk Cemetery, Dexter Avenue, Seekonk. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 4-8.

 The family would like to express their sincerest gratitude to the members of the Seekonk Fire Department and the staff of Community VNA who have worked tirelessly for years to take care of Dennis. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Community VNA, 10 Emory Street, Attleboro, Massachusetts, 02703 (www.communityvna.com).

 


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Joseph Mendes from Seekonk wrote on July 26, 2021 at 5:14 am
Dear Mr & Mrs Leclerc and family, though he is finally at peace after a long battle, it's still very sad to hear of Dennis passing. I wish you all peace & love in this difficult time... Joe Mendes & family
Mary westcoat from East Taunton wrote on July 24, 2021 at 4:51 pm
I am so very sorry for your loss! I always enjoyed chatting with Denis on the sidelines!!
Bob Bizier from North Ft Myers FL wrote on July 24, 2021 at 10:11 am
So sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers to you and your family
Ron (Bunny) & Joan Allard from Smithfield wrote on July 21, 2021 at 9:38 pm
Dear Omer and Aline, Joan and I wish to extend our sincere condolences on the passing of your wondeful son. We will keep Dennis in our thoughts and prayers. We are sure he knows how much you did for him here on earth and will be watching over you from heaven.He has left you with many wonderful memories and two beautiful grand daughters that will keep his spirit alive until we all meet again in God's home. God bless you both, and watch over you during these difficult times. Ron (Bunny) and Joan Allard
Donna Rizzardini Cabral from Riverside, RI wrote on July 21, 2021 at 6:47 pm
My condolences to the Leclerc family. Wishing you all peace during this difficult time.
Michael Coyne from Seekonk wrote on July 21, 2021 at 3:12 pm
To Mr and Mrs Leclerc and family I am so sorry to hear about Dennis's passing, he was a great man and friend he will be missed. Michael Coyne
Peter Jannitto from Warren wrote on July 21, 2021 at 2:50 pm
Please accept my condolences on Dennis' passing. I served in the RI Air Guard with Dennis since 1986 and he was one of the good ones! Be proud of your son, father, brother!
Pat Silva from Riverside, RI wrote on July 21, 2021 at 10:59 am
I am sorry for your loss, both mom and sister were both in my painting class.
Karen Thomas from Foxboro wrote on July 20, 2021 at 9:22 pm
Aline and Omer I am very sorry for your loss .You took such wonderful care of Dennis and my thoughts are with all of you. May Dennis rest peacefully Karen Thomas
Raymond Murtha from Johnston wrote on July 20, 2021 at 9:05 pm
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Joyce Medeiros Leven from Seekonk wrote on July 20, 2021 at 7:28 pm
To the Leclerc Family, I am so sorry to read of Dennis’s passing. May the days ahead be gentle. Please know that I am thinking of all of you and keeping you in my prayers. Joyce Medeiros Leven.
Paul Buckley from SEEKONK wrote on July 20, 2021 at 6:56 pm
Sorry to hear about Dennis' passing. I always remembered him as a straight up guy and caring. I know he went through a lot in life and he he most certainly did not deserve it. I will always remember his jump shot playing on the Seekonk Basketball team. It was either in the hoop or a brick hitting the rim. My condolences to the family. Paul
Aunt Rita and Uncle Bill from Easthampton MA wrote on July 20, 2021 at 5:47 pm
Dennis was such an inspiration to us throughout the years, as he battled this debilitating disease. We are sad for all of you but also know he's free of all his suffering now. We were blessed to have him in our lives. ❤ Rita and Bill
Denise Burton from Warwick wrote on July 20, 2021 at 4:06 pm
I remember years ago meeting Dennis and was wonderfully surprised that Dennis’s dad was a teacher at Seekonk High School. He was an amazing teacher. I will never forget Mr Leclerc. (Denise Kurak back in the day). I wasn’t surprised that Dennis was such a wonderful man having a good foundation. Dennis is looking down on his girls and family now. God bless the whole family!
Rachel Lavoie wrote on July 20, 2021 at 2:43 pm
To the entire Leclerc family, my deepest condolences to you on the loss of Dennis. He was so loved and honored by his family and friends. May God grant him eternal life, take comfort in knowing that he is at peace. Hugs to all you.and God bless...
Dean Goodman wrote on July 20, 2021 at 1:24 pm
My condolences.....
The Daniels Family from Lincoln wrote on July 19, 2021 at 8:47 pm
Thinking of you all during this trying time. Dennis always had a great smile as he watch his daughter’s play softball. We are so sorry for your loss.
Sonya Moniz from Seekonk wrote on July 19, 2021 at 8:34 pm
Sending sympathy to you Mr Leclerc and your family.
Melissa Masse Lambert from Barrington RI wrote on July 19, 2021 at 8:00 pm
I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of your family and sending love and prayers.
Sandra Mello from Winter Garden FL (fromely from Seekonk) wrote on July 19, 2021 at 7:26 pm
Omar and Aline I am so sorry to hear of Dennis' passing. He was an amazing young man with a beautiful smile. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.