Richard “Dick” Leo LeClair

CLINTON – It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Richard “Dick” Leo LeClair of Clinton. He was a loving husband, father, uncle, and Papa. His fight with cancer ended on Sept 8, 2023, with his loving wife holding his hand. Dick was born in Waterville on Sept. 22, 1954, to Leo Dorian and Laurence E. LeClair.

Dick graduated from Lawrence High School in 1973. He continued to devote over 20 years to coaching and inspiring many people. He was employed at Scott Paper for over 22 years until its closure, he then took a position as a pipefitter/welder at Huhtamaki for over 20 years until his retirement.

In his retirement years, he and his wife, Linda enjoyed many adventures, especially in Brighton Plantation with their extended family. Dick was known for his selfless nature always lending a hand to family and friends. He could be counted on for his hard work and compassion towards everyone. Dick’s favorite time of year was Christmas and being “Mr. Santa” for his children and grandchildren; whom he was immensely proud of each and every one.

He was predeceased by both his parents; and his sisters Lucille McCannon and Lorette Martin.

Dick will be sadly missed by his wife, Linda; his sons Corey and Adam, daughter, Sarah and bonus daughter, Shelly; grandchildren, Trey, Bronson, Jack, Finn, Elijah, and Isaiah; sisters Jerry Shirley, Leona Moses, and Louise Grenier; as well as many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Waterville Elks at 76 Industrial St., Waterville from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Family and friends are welcome to come and share stories of Dicks’s life.

The family invites you to visit Dick’s Memorial page at to share condolences, photos, and special memories.

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