Ernest "Ernie" LeBlanc

January 5, 2024

Ernest "Ernie" LeBlanc Obituary

Ernest (Ernie) H. LeBlanc, 81, of Melrose passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on January 5 th , 2024. Born February 11th, 1942, he was the son of Ernest J. and Geraldine LeBlanc and former husband of Ruth (MacCuish) LeBlanc. Ernie was born and raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School Class of 1960. Ernie was an outstanding athlete and was inducted into Malden High School’s Hall of Fame for both individual and team achievements. Ernie was a member of the MA Army National Guard, the Painters Union, and the Malden Fire Department for many years. He excelled at his jobs and received many commendations. In addition to his full-time job as a firefighter, Ernie also owned his own house painting business for many years. During his free time, he was an avid golfer and loved skiing and playing softball. By far, his favorite role in life was being a Dad to his children and Papa to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ernie is survived by his children Deborah McVicar and her husband Robert, Ernest W. LeBlanc and his wife Barbarann, Russell LeBlanc and his wife Amy, and Sandra Caffarella and her husband Timothy. He is also survived by his grandchildren Chad, Korili, Tyler, Jordyn, Casey, Kyle, Ryan, Francesca, Sydney and Donny. Ernie was also a beloved and devoted great-grandfather. He also leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

He was predeceased by his sister Rosalie D’Agostino who he adored.

Visitation for Ernie will be held at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden, on Wednesday from 2 pm to 6 pm, with a service to be held at approximately 5:30 pm. A private burial will be held at a later date. Ernie loved his beloved cat Gizmo and all four-legged creatures. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Ernie’s memory to P.A.W.S at 411 Lowell St., Wakefield, MA 01880 or online at

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January 10, 2024

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Weir Mac Cuish Family Funeral Home
144 Salem Street
Malden, MA 02148


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