August 28, 1929 - September 2, 2016
Burial Date: September 9, 2016
Jeannette M. (Lamontagne) Leblanc, 87, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 2, 2016 at The Arbors in Chicopee. Jeannette was born in Holyoke on August 28, 1929 to the late Zoel Lamontagne of Newton, MA and Leda (Corriveau) Lamontagne, of Quebec, Canada. She attended Precious Blood High School in Holyoke, where she would later open her first hair salon. She moved her business, Jeannette’s Beauty Salon, to Dickinson Street in Chicopee in 1965, and relocated to 454 Grattan Street in 1968.
For more than 30 years, Jeannette loved her career as a stylist, serving many longtime customers and friends. Her dedication to her clients was only surpassed by her love and dedication to her family, who will remember her quick wit and joy for life.
Jeannette was a parishioner of St. Rose de Lima Church in Chicopee. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years Joseph Raymond Leblanc, her brothers Leo and Lou Lamontagne, and her sister Doris Boucher of Chicopee. Jeannette leaves her daughter and son-in-law Denise and Donald Darcy of Chicopee; her two grandchildren, Daniel Darcy and Darlene Covington and her husband Brendan, of Bethesda, MD; and her two great grandchildren, Luke and Elaina Covington. Jeannette also leaves her brothers Rene, Albert and his wife Marjorie, and Roger and his wife Rose, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Her funeral will be held on Friday, September 9 at 10:00 a.m. at Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home, 69 East St., Chicopee, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Rose de Lima Church, 600 Grattan St., Chicopee at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Rose Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday from 4 – 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Jeannette to the Monsignor Leo Leclerc Endowment Fund for St. Joan of Arc School, 600 Grattan St., Chicopee, MA 01020.