Rita Cecile (Leclair) Lessard

LEWISTON / BARSTOW, Calif. – Rita Cecile (Leclair) Lessard passed away on Nov. 28, 2021 in Victorville, Calif. Rita was born in Lewiston on May 10, 1941 to Laura (Caron) and Lawrence Leclair.

Rita attended Lewiston schools. She married Marcel Lessard on May 23, 1959 and together had four children, Maurice, Gary, Ricky, and Scott.

Rita owned and operated Lessard’s Ceramic in Lewiston for 40 years with her husband, Marcel and son, Gary.

Rita enjoyed her family (especially attending her grandchildren’s sporting/school events), friends, ceramics, and crocheting, but her passion was BINGO. She volunteered for LHSMA BINGO for 8 years.

Rita was predeceased by her parents Laura and Lawrence Leclair; husband, Marcel; daughter-in law, Linda; and sister, Joan Dunphy.

She is survived by sons, Maurice of Barstow, Calif., Gary and wife Debbie of Lewiston, Ricky and wife Michelle of Lisbon, and Scott and ex-wife Tiffany of Poland; grandchildren, Alise Michelson and husband William, Maurice Lessard and Fiancé Dayna, Rebecca Lessard, Logan Lessard, Brandon Lessard, Alexis Lessard, and Cassidy Lessard; great-grandchildren, Isabelle Michelson, William A Michelson, Maurice Lessard Jr., Cooper Lessard, Emilia Lessard, and Thomas Lessard; and sister, Lori Leclair.

Burial will be held at a later date in 2022.

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