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Vincent I. LeClair, a retired machinist, died Saturday (Jan. 22, 2000) in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after a long illness. He was 78.

LeClair was born in Livermore Falls, Maine, and moved from to Iroquois Falls, Ont., when he was 5. He attended schools in Canada and came to Niagara Falls when he was 25 years old.

He served in the U.S. Army, during World War II, from Dec. 7, 1942, to Nov. 28, 1944. He had been a private with a medical detail.

LeClair worked as a machinist for 36 years at Broda Machine Co., retiring in 1982.

He was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church.

His wife, Laurette LaTour LeClair, died in November.

He is survived by a son, Ronald; three brothers, Milton of Rochester, Earl of Florida and Theodore; three sisters, Arline Gardiner of Barrie, Ont.; Janet Willman of Peterborough, Ont., and Dorothy Robin of Iroquois Falls.

Services will be private. Entombment will be in Gate of Heaven Mausoleum, Lewiston.


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