LEWISTON — Albert E. Leclerc, 92, passed away Saturday, March 3, at the Marshwood Center in Lewiston after a long illness. He previously lived on his and his wife’s family farm in Durham.

Albert was born April 22, 1925, to Aurele E. Leclerc and Lena (Clerc) Leclerc in Lewiston. He served as an infantryman in the European Theater in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was educated in Lewiston schools and completed his high school diploma through Lewiston Adult Education upon return from Europe before training in mechanical business machine repair in Washington, D.C., a career he practiced at West Business Machines in Lewiston until his retirement in 1989.

He married the former Patricia Russell from Bridgton on June 21, 1953, and they greeted their son Victor into the world on March 28, 1954. Albert was a quiet, rugged and private country man with a sharp, dry and witty sense of humor whose many talents included raising and showing dogs and horses with Patricia. In the past, he was a member of the American Legion, Acacia Lodge No. 121, Lewiston-Auburn Kennel Club, Saddlebred Association of Maine and Arabian Horse Association. He was passionate about football and enjoyed watching the Patriots with family.

Albert is survived by his wife, Patricia, of Durham, son Victor and his wife Jacqueline of Lewiston, his brother Philip Leclerc of Woodbridge, Virginia, several nieces and nephews and their families, and good friends Phil and Melanie Kennedy and their family of Durham.

He is predeceased by his parents, brother Edmond Leclerc of Van Nuys, Calif., and sister Bernadette Quinn of Lewiston.

Donations and condolences may be found online at www.albert-burpee.com.

Albert E. Leclerc

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