October 24, 1949 - August 20, 2021
Marie Celeste LeBlanc, 71, of St. Augustine, FL, formerly of Malden, MA, passed away at the Community Hospice Bailey Family Center for Caring in St. Augustine, FL, on August 20, 2021, after a lengthy illness. She was born on October 24, 1949 in Lynn, MA, the daughter of Leo H. and Yolande M. LeBlanc. She is survived by three sisters and two brothers, Gloria LeBlanc of St. Augustine, Laura Lynn of St. Augustine, Elaine LeBlanc of Perry, PA, Denis LeBlanc of Elkton, FL and Roger LeBlanc of St. Augustine. She is survived also by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Marie received an Associate in Science, Nursing degree in 1972 from North Shore Community College in Massachusetts; a Bachelor of Science, Nursing degree in 1990 from the University of Massachusetts, Boston; and a Master of Management of Human Services degree in 1995 from Florence Heller Graduate School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare, Brandeis University. Marie was employed by the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for over 30 years. For the majority of her career, she held the position of nurse manager, surgical nursing service. Marie was also a nurse supervisor for the Massachusetts General Hospital’s emergency disaster response group, IMSuRT (International Medical/Surgical Response Team). Among her team’s many national and international deployments was the Ground Zero site of the 9-11-2001 attack on the Twin Towers in New York City. Upon retiring in 2006, Marie moved to St. Augustine, FL where she enjoyed gardening both indoors and outdoors. She had a particular fondness and a green thumb for orchids. She also loved pampering her beloved dogs, Daisy and Taz. At Marie’s request, there will be no funeral or memorial service. A celebration of life memorial for family and friends is postponed and will be announced at a future date, due to Covid concerns. Those who wish to remember Marie with a charitable contribution in her name may consider donating to Community Hospice and Palliative Care, St. Augustine, FL St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Marie Celeste LeBlanc, 71, of St. Augustine, FL, formerly of Malden, MA, passed away at the Community Hospice Bailey Family Center for Caring in St. Augustine, FL, on August 20, 2021, after a lengthy illness. She was born on October 24, 1949... View Obituary & Service Information
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