FRANKLIN-----Nelson T. LeClaire, Jr., 77, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2019 at Catholic Medical Center, Manchester.
Nelson was born on August 5, 1941 in Concord, the son of Nelson T. LeClaire, Sr. and Norma (Lacoix) LeClaire Coombs.
Nelson served in the United States Army from 1960 - 1963 earning the rank of E3. Upon leaving the military Nelson spent many years in the construction field, owning his own business LeClaire & Sons, he also worked for Woodmaster for several years. He retired from Ross Express where he worked for fifteen years.
Nelson will be remembered as a loving husband of fifty four years to Priscilla who preceded him in death on February 4, 2015. A loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather. His faith and family were the center of his life. A true testament in his faith in Jesus Christ.
Nelson is survived by two sons; Norman LeClaire and his wife Beth of Laconia and Nelson LeClaire III and his wife Allison of Laconia, two daughters; Kaylin Groleau and her husband Jonathan of Laconia and Heidi Miller, of Laconia; fifteen grandchildren; Azelin Groleau, Andrew Groleau, Alexander Groleau, Kevin Farquharson, Melissa Sulloway, Sally Ann Sulloway, Michael Sulloway, Samantha Sulloway, Jennifer Miller, Natalie Miller, Priscilla LeClaire, Nelson LeClaire IV, Courtney LeClaire Wakeland and her husband, Lane, Joshua LeClaire and Emily LeClaire; five great-grandchildren; McKenzie, Lacey, Riley, Lyla and Tyler; a brother, Stuart LeClaire and a half brother, Bruce Coombs and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and his wife, Priscilla, he was predeceased by two sisters, Carole Kessler and Patricia Pierce Kelley.
Memorial calling hours will be held from 6:00pm - 8:00pm on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 10:00am on Friday, January 25, 2019 at the St. Andre Bessette Parish – St. Joseph’s Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia.
Burial will be held in the spring at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Laconia.
For those who wish, the family suggest that memorial donations may be made to the St. Andre Bessette Parish, 291 Union Avenue , Laconia NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.