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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ann lagarto from Rumford wrote on July 19, 2021 at 7:25 pm
Did not know this young man but I want to thank his family for raising an amazing person who served his country and community proudly. RIP
Sharon from Warwick wrote on July 19, 2021 at 5:47 pm
I am so sorry to hear about Dennis passing. I had the pleasure to know him in the RIANG. He was such a kind fun guy. He always had a smile on. He can be at peace now. I know he’s fought this battle for along time and now he can Rest In Peace! Farewell my brother in arms😇❤️🙏🏻
The Crafford Family from Seekonk wrote on July 19, 2021 at 5:18 pm
Our deepest sympathies go out to Katelyn & Lindsay. May your Dad Rest In Peace up in heaven.
Jack Murgia from SAN FRANCISCO wrote on July 19, 2021 at 2:43 pm
I hope his memory gives the family solace. I remember Dennis as a kind and generous classmate and teammate in high school so not surprised to hear of his commitment to the community and his family throughout his life.
Katherine Nystrom from Narragansett wrote on July 19, 2021 at 12:58 pm
I know you fought a long hard battle. You can be pain free now. And to your parents, I am very sorry for your loss. God bless you
John Alves & Anne MIller from Seekonk wrote on July 19, 2021 at 12:34 pm
Omar, so sorry to learn of the loss of your son. You and your wife cared for him throughout his illness. He has arrived at peace and may you be at peace.
Jeremy & Tracy Smith from Massachusetts wrote on July 19, 2021 at 11:50 am
Our deepest condolences to uncle Omer, aunt Aline, and his girls and siblings. May Dennis rest in peace with the Lord. We cherish the many fond memories of such a wonderful man.
Sandra phillips from Rehoboth wrote on July 19, 2021 at 11:48 am
I am so very sorry to hear about Dennis passing. He was an outstanding person. Always with a smile on his face no matter how much pain he was in. My prays go out to the family. God be with you all.
Chris Mistretta from Boston wrote on July 19, 2021 at 11:01 am
Dear Leclerc Family, I’ve been close friends with Michael, Dennis’ brother, for several years now. Over those years I’ve learned about Dennis, including his achievements as laid out in this obituary. I hope and pray the Leclerc family knows peace and solace, especially knowing of the incredible care and dedication they provided to their beloved son and sibling. You all are in my prayers.
Michelle Hines from Seekonk wrote on July 19, 2021 at 10:55 am
So sorry to hear of Dennis’ passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I worked with Dennis for many years he was a dedicated employee and worked hard for the Town of Seekonk.
Annette Gagne from Cumberland,R.I. wrote on July 19, 2021 at 10:52 am
I offer my condolences to the family: Dennis was the most loving, brave and caring person I have ever meet. He was a special nephew and will be greatly missed. Tante
Robert Lebeau from Douglas wrote on July 19, 2021 at 10:50 am
Very sorry to hear of Dennis passing. To Michael and the rest of the Leclerc family my family would like to express our sincere condolences and prayers to the family. I am on vacation visiting our daughter else I would attend the services. May he Rest In Peace!
Catherine Elmasian Croke from East Providence wrote on July 19, 2021 at 10:46 am
Omar and family I am so sorry for the loss of Dennis. You are all in my prayer. Catherine Elmasian
Annette Gagne from Cumberland,R.I. wrote on July 19, 2021 at 10:41 am
The Francisco's from Pawtucket wrote on July 19, 2021 at 10:16 am
Our condolences to the Leclerc Family. Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.