Arthur Joseph LeClair
Arthur Joseph LeCllair, 67, of 46 Roberts Drive, died Monday evening at his home after an
extended illness. Mr. LeClair was born Feb. 24, 1920, in Anson, Maine, and lived in Shelby for 42 years.
He retired from Quanex Corporation in 1985 after 27 years of service. He was also employed by the B & O Railroad and the Wilkins Air Force Depot.
He was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Shelby Eagles Club, and Shelby American Legion. Mr. LeClair served with the Army in World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Treva, whom he married Nov. 22, 1945; mother, Ellen Leclair of Madison, Maine; two sons: John of Holiday Lakes, Willard, and Michael of Bailey, CO; two brothers: Bernard of Madison, Maine, and Lawrence of New Hampshire; seven sisters: Sylvia LeClair, Helen Hendsvee and Lillian Merrill, all of Madison, Maine; Edna Otis of Brunswick, Maine; Agnes Corrieri of Skowhegan, Maine; Alice Wardwell of Westminster, SC; and Bea Merrill of Palm Beach, FL; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Levi, two brothers, and one sister.
Funeral Mass will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church by the Rev. Bernard Kokocinsky. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Willard. Calling hours will be after noon Thursday at the Turner Funeral Home. The family will receive lriends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Christian wake service will be held at 8:30. Memorial contributions may be made to the Saint Mary’s School library and left at the funeral home.