Eugène Léger

Eugène Léger (1919 - 2016)

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Eugène Léger
Born in Shédiac, Westmorland, Nouveau-Brunswickmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of [private wife (1910s - unknown)]
[children unknown]
Died in Salem, Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified 11 Jan 2019 | Created 8 Jan 2019
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Eugène was born in 1919. [1] [2]He was the son of Elzéar Léger and Lydia Richard. His family emigrated to the United States in 1923. Record indicates he was 2 years old but he must have been at least 3 or 4 years old. [3]He married Theresa Boudreau on October 22, 1955 in Lynn, Mass. [4]They lived in that city afterwards.[5]He passed away in 2016. [2]

LYNN — Eugene J. Leger, 96, of Lynn, loving husband of Theresa M. (Boudreau) Leger, passed away at the NSMC Salem Hospital on Sunday, March 6, 2016, with his family by his side.

Mr. Leger was born in Shediac, NB, Canada, on Dec. 27, 1919, the son of Elzear and Lydia (Richard) Leger. As an infant his family immigrated to the United States and made their home in Lynn. He attended and graduated from St. Jean Baptiste Grammar School and St. Mary’s High School. He was a longtime resident of the city. In 1944, he enlisted into the U.S. Army Air Corps and served as a Corporal with the 2133 AAF Base Unit Spence F. in GA and was honorably discharged in 1945.

Eugene pursued his education for four years as an apprentice machinist at General Electric, where he remained employed for 44 years, and retired in 1984 as a manufacturing specialist. Eugene had a 75-year special love for singing, and sang in the St. Jean Baptiste Men’s Choir in Lynn until its closing. The choir then joined St. Mary’s Italian Church in Salem and returned to St. Mary’s Church in Lynn. In 1984, the choir traveled to Rome, where they auditioned for Pope John Paul II. He was also a member of the Franco American Veteran Post 12 and the G.E. Spark Plugs Club in Lynn.

In addition to his wife, with whom he shared 60 years of marriage, he is survived by his children, Madeleine A. Leger of Wilmington, Robert E. Leger of Nashua, N.H., and David A. Leger of Lynn, his nephews and nieces, Richard Leger, Roger Leger, Jeanne Boulanger, Anita Kelley, Barbara Dobiak and Denise Leger-Lee and many grandnephews and grandnieces. He was predeceased by his siblings, Azelie, Edward “Ned,” Alcide and Marie Louise.

Service information: Eugene’s family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, March 10, 2016, from 4-8 p.m., at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. His funeral will be held on Friday, March 11, at 9:15 a.m., from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., at St. John the Evangelist Church, 178 Humphrey St., Swampscott. Burial will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Please visit for directions, online obituary and memorial guest book. [2]


  1. Date of birth Dec. 27, 1919, "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch ( : 22 May 2014), E Leger, Residence, Lynn, Massachusetts, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
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  3. "United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956," database, FamilySearch ( : 27 November 2014), Eugene Leger, 15 May 1923; from "Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954," database and images, Ancestry ( : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Vanceboro, Maine,, line , NARA microfilm publication M2071, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 5.
  5. "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch ( : 22 May 2014), E Leger, Residence, Lynn, Massachusetts, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

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