Fitchburg-Dorine (LeBlanc) Waskewicz, 95 formerly of Westminster, died peacefully Saturday afternoon, October 2, 2021, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Dorine was born in Fitchburg on July 11, 1926, a daughter of the late Arthur and Marie (Arsenault) LeBlanc. She grew up in Fitchburg before making her home in Westminster with her husband Joe. She remained in Westminster for 62 years. Her beloved husband of 63 years Joseph A. Waskewicz died in 2010.
Dorine will be greatly missed by her three daughters, Christine Comerford and husband Robert of Charlestown, RI, Jane Collar and husband Steve of Westminster and Joan Tinker and husband David of Freemont, NH; eight grandchildren, Robert Comerford Jr., Joshua Comerford and wife Sueanne, Kristin Kyhos and fiancé Bob Costantino, Amanda Collar and husband Ryan, Jeffrey Collar and fiancé Angela Ellis, Daniel Collar and wife Angela, Jody Palaia and husband Bill and Jeremy Tinker and his life partner Jessica Schmanski; 15 great grand children, RJ, Andrew, Carlie, Grace, Rylie, Matthew, Emma, Connor, Kaelyn, Kodie, Kyle, Kelsey, Madison, Evelyn, Ethan and many nieces and nephews.
Proud of her family of 13 siblings, Dorine is survived by her sister Eva Desjardins. She was predeceased by, Laurie LeBlanc, Zoel LeBlanc, Arline Russo, Henry LeBlanc, Clarence LeBlanc, Leon LeBlanc, Arthur “Bullet” LeBlanc, Jeannette “Jenny” Caron, Marguerite “Margie” Richardson, Priscilla “Peanut” Williams and Ovila J. “Tash” LeBlanc.
Dorine worked for Roger Brothers in Lunenburg as an office manager until her retirement. She was a long-time member of St. Edward the Confessor Church in Westminster. Dorine and Joe enjoyed summers at The Park at Hampton Beach for many years, and winters in Fort Myers, Florida. She was a faithful fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. Always an avid walker, Dorine was also a talented and passionate skier. She was a regular at Wachusett Mountain until age 70. With her husband Joe, she traveled out west as well as Europe and Canada for ski trips. She instilled her enthusiasm for skiing in her grandchildren, teaching them to ski at an early age. Grammy “D” loved her family and took great joy in many holiday and family gatherings. As often as she could, Dorine enjoyed evening gatherings with “the ladies” for much laughter and conversation.
The family would like to thank her care givers from Trinity Home Care for their kindness and compassion and the VNA Hospice care in her last weeks.
Services are as follows: Calling hour at the Westminster Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Homes, 123 Main St. Westminster, on Thursday October 14, 2021 from 10:30am until 11:30am. Her funeral Mass will follow at 12 noon in St. Edward the Confessor Church, 10 Church St. Westminster. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery, Narrows Rd., Westminster, after the Mass.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, and VNA Hospice.
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John F. Masciarelli, James M. Hebert and Terresa Shea, Funeral Directors
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