Melissa Missy A. (Mattos) LeClair

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Melissa 'Missy' A. (Mattos) LeClair

February 16, 2019

Lagrange - Melissa A. "Missy" LeClair, 47, died peacefully on February 16, 2019, at home with her loving family by her side following a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born May 19, 1971, in East Providence, RI, a daughter of Stephen and Marilyn (Martins) Mattos.
Missy was a 1989 graduate of East Providence High School and 1994 graduate of Rhode Island College. She was employed as a licensed social worker in the health care setting for over 25 years, having worked at Ross Manor, Westgate Manor, St. Joseph Hospital and Bangor City Nursing. She was a dedicated, meticulous and organized person, both in her work and personal life. Missy was a strong and loyal woman who lived her faith. She was a loving, caring and devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed supporting her daughters in their school and sport activities. Holidays always played a special part in her life and she enjoyed Halloween and Christmas the most. She enjoyed to travel, especially trips to Las Vegas and Cocoa Beach, FL.
She is survived by her husband of 25 years, John "Jay" LeClair; two daughters, Miranda and Martie LeClair; brother, Stephen Mattos and his daughter, Amber Mattos of RI; mother-in-law and father-in-law, John "Jack" and Patricia LeClair of Lagrange, ME; brother-in-law, Raymond LeClair and his wife, Jennifer, of NV and their son, Christopher; sister-in-law, Catherine Cooper and her husband, Michael, of RI and their children, Tanya, Michael, and Cheyenne; and brother-in-law, Paul LeClair of RI; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents.
Friends may gather 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday at Parish of the Resurrection, Holy Family Church, 438 Main St., Old Town. Immediately following the service, all are invited to the Parish Hall for a light luncheon and continued fellowship. Spring burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Lagrange. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lafayette Family Cancer Center, 33 Whiting Hill Rd., Ste. 21, Brewer, ME 04412.
Published on February 18, 2019
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5 posts

Feb 26, 2019
Jay so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers will be with you, Miranda and Martie at this very difficult time.
Teri Hatch
Feb 19, 2019
I met your mom and wife a little over 3yrs ago and immediately was drawn to her. She was so nice to talk to and had such a great laugh. I enjoyed our lunches at Applebees, texting and conversations about our children.
She was a proud mom. I will miss her very much.
My deepest sympathies to all of you.
Debbie Seaward Oak
Feb 18, 2019
Jay, Miranda and Martie,
I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your wife and mother, she will forever be in my heart. I was so blessed to be her friend and a part of her family for over 17 years. I will uphold my promise to her and always be here for you and the girls. Her family and faith guided her through this tough battle and what a fight she gave! Her acceptance of her fate was more than inspirational. I will never forget her infectious smile and caring heart. I love you Missy ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’”
Ernie & Judy Desjardins
Feb 18, 2019
Jay, Miranda & Martie
So very sorry for your loss. Missy will be greatly missed by many. She was an amazing person and she had a smile that would light her face. Rest Easy Missy ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’
Danielle Dโ€™Angelo
Feb 18, 2019
Jay, Miranda and Martie,

We are so sorry to hear about Missy, she was such a sweetheart and she will be missed at all the soccer and softball games but I know sheโ€™ll be cheering them on from high above. Our deepest sympathies to you all.