Friday, October 9, 2009

1944 Postcard to Mrs. Yvonne Saucier





I found this wonderful postcard at the Bargain House of Fleas in Jax. If I collected postcards, this would definitely be a keeper; I love hobo clowns. However, I would be more happy to reunite this postcard with any of Mrs. Yvonne Saucier's relatives who would appreciate it, or even relatives of the mysterious Helen.

The postcard reads:
Mrs. Yvonne Saucier
Fifth St
Leominster, Mass

Hi Yvonne,
How's everything at
the shop? Oh how I
miss the place. Came
down here Wed. and
I'm having a swell
time. Naturally.
Will see you pretty
soon. Am coming
home Sat nite.
Love,
Helen
I have been able to find out a couple of things about Yvonne Saucier, but more about the rest of her family. First I found one of her sister's obituaries stating her place of residence was 11 Fifth Street in Leominster, MA which is where the postcard was addressed.


Headline: Evangeline M. Saucier, 82
Publication Date: June 17, 1997
Source: Telegram & Gazette Worcester, MA
Page: B5
Subjects:
Region: Massachusetts
Obituary: Massachusetts LEOMINSTER - Evangeline M. "Vangie" (LeBlanc) Saucier, 82, of 11 Fifth St., a longtime volunteer, died Sunday in Leominster Hospital after a short illness.
Her husband, Bernard J. Saucier, died in 1995. She leaves a son, Kenneth B. Saucier of Lunenburg; two daughters, Darleen L. Openo of Marco Island, Fla., and Lorna J. Chabot of Fitchburg; two sisters, Irene Conners and Jeanne Saucier, both of Leominster; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was born in Shediac, New Brunswick, daughter of John and Delphine (Robichaud) LeBlanc, and lived most of her life in Leominster.
Mrs. LeBlanc was a member of St. Cecilia's Church, and a life member of its Ladies of St. Anne Society. She was a volunteer for the Montachusett Opportunity Council for 15 years. She was an avid bingo player and volunteer at LaPierre East Bingo Social. She also sang with the Swingsters and was a member of the Leominster Golden Age Club.
A funeral service will be held tomorrow from the M.A. Simard & Son Funeral Home, 14 Walker St., with a Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Cecilia's Church, 180 Mechanic St.. Burial will be in St. Cecilia's Cemetery. Calling hours are today 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Flowers may be sent, or memorial contributions made to a charity of the donor's choice.

-- http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~robichaud/obit/obit-ma.htm

The next obituary is of a sister who mentions Yvonne.

JEANNE MARIE (LEBLANC) SAUCIER, 91
Was a caring person; loved her family


LEOMINSTER - Jeanne Marie (LeBlanc) Saucier, 91, of Leominster, went to the Lord peacefully at home with her loving family at her bedside, after a decline from Alzheimer's disease on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009.
She was born in Fox Creek, New Brunswick, Canada on Oct. 6, 1917, the daughter of Jean and Delphine LeBlanc and the wife of Albert J. Saucier. She was a lifelong communicant of St. Cecilia Parish.
Jeanne was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, she will be greatly missed by her family for her beautiful smile, and gentle caring, and she always looked forward to spending time with family and friends. Jeanne enjoyed music, dancing and her grandchildren; she always had a smile on her face and loved hugs. She was the official picture journalist of the celebrations of our family by taking pictures of the cakes. On Saturday, Jan. 10, Jeanne and her husband Albert celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary.
She is survived by her husband, Albert J. Saucier of Leominster; her daughters, Joyce Gosselin wife of Robert and Cynthia Hudson wife of Robert all of Leominster; a son, James Saucier and wife, Agni, of Greenfield; a son-in-law, Wesley Withington of Fitchburg, and older sister, Irene Connors of Leominster, 14 grandchildren, Kristine (Gosselin) Kessler, Scott Gosselin, Wendy (Withington) Paul, Jeffrey Withington, Jason Withington, Tracy (Withington) Tourgee, Leigh (Withington) Welch, Kimberly (Hudson) Pasonski, Kara Hudson, Katie (Hudson) Harris, Jonathan Hudson, Heather Gonis, Vicky (Gonis) Chase, and James Gonis; 21 great-grandchildren; and a brotherin law, Ernest Saucier and wife, Marion. She was predeceased by a daughter, Donna Lee Withington; seven sisters, Yvonne Saucier, Edith Roberge, Rose Remal, Dora Franciosi, Evangeline LeBlanc, Lena LeBlanc, and Leonie LeBlanc.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Cecilia's Building Fund, 168 Mechanic St., Leominster, MA 01453, Summit Hospice Care, 55 Cinema Blvd., Leominster, MA 01453, or to the Alzheimer's Association MA Chapter, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02471. Wright-Roy Funeral Home directed arrangements.

--- http://www.leominsterchamp.com/news/2009/0123/obituaries/032.html


Headline: Roberge funeral
Publication Date: May 17, 1996
Source: Telegram & Gazette Worcester, MA
Page: B7
Subjects:
Region: Massachusetts
Obituary: Massachusetts LEOMINSTER - The funeral for Edith (LeBlanc) Roberge, 93, of 139 Fourth St., a retired quality-control inspector, will be tomorrow from M.A. Simard & Son Funeral Home, 14 Walker St., with a Mass at 8 a.m. in St. Cecilia's Church, 180 Mechanic St. Burial will be in St. Cecilia's Cemetery. Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mrs. Roberge died Wednesday in Leominster Hospital after an illness.
Her husband of 69 years, Leo A. Roberge, died in 1992. She leaves a son, Raymond H. Roberge of Lunenberg; a daughter, Pauline E. Arsenault of Rochester, N.Y.; four sisters, Dora Franciosi, Evangeline Saucier, Irene Connors and Jeanne Saucier, all of Leominster; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; three great-great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. She was born in Waltham, daughter of John H. and Delphine (Robichaud) LeBlanc.
Mrs. Roberge was a quality-control inspector at Foster Grant Co. for many years, retiring in 1965. She was a member of St. Cecilia's Church and its Ladies of St. Anne Society, the Leominster Senior Citizens, the Leominster Golden Ages and Foster Grant 25-Year Club.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Massachusetts, 120 Thomas St, Worcester, 01608.

--- http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~robichaud/obit/obit-ma.htm

Headline: Rose Marie Remal, 83
Publication Date: February 26, 1994
Source: Telegram & Gazette Worcester, MA
Page: A5
Subjects:
Region: Massachusetts
Obituary: Massachusetts LEOMINSTER - Rose Marie (LeBlanc) Remal, 83, of 214 Tisdale St., died yesterday in Burbank Hospital, Fitchburg, after an illness.
Her husband, Rey C. Remal, died in 1971. She leaves a son, Ronald Remal of Lunenburg; three daughters, Barbara Lawrence of Leominster, Kathleen Edmond of Fitchburg and Sandra Rocheleau of Rindge, N.H.; five sisters, Edith Roberge, Dora Franciosi, Evangeline Saucier, Irene Connors and Jeanne Saucier, all of Leominster; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. She was born in Fitchburg, daughter of Jean and Delphine (Robichaud) LeBlanc, and lived here most of her life.
Mrs. Remal was a member of St. Cecilia's Church and the Leominster Senior Citizens.
The funeral will be today from M.A. Simard & Son Funeral Home, 14 Walker St., with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Cecilia's Church, 180 Mechanic St. Burial will be in St. Cecilia's Cemetery. Calling hours were held last night. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Diabetes Research, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Development Office, 55 Lake Ave., North, Worcester, 01655.

--- http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~robichaud/obit/obit-ma.htm

Here they are listed in the 1920 Census:

Name: Yvonne Leblanc
Home in 1920: Leominster Ward 2, Worcester, Massachusetts
Age: 18 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1902
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: John H
Father's Birth Place: New Brunswick
Mother's Name: Delphine
Mother's Birth Place: New Brunswick
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Female
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 76

Household Members:
Name Age
John H Leblanc 51
Delphine Leblanc 45
Yvonne Leblanc 18
Edith Leblanc 17
Lena Leblanc 15
Dora Leblanc 11
Rose Leblanc 7
Irene Leblanc 7
Evangeline Leblanc 5
Jeanne Leblanc 2 6/12

--- Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Leominster Ward 2, Worcester, Massachusetts; Roll T625_747; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 98; Image: 76.

It looks as though 3 of the Leblanc sisters married Saucier boys.

December 21, 2009 -- I am proud to say that this postcard has now been united with family members!

2 comments:

  1. Hi, I am Leigh Withington Welch, the granddaughter of Jeanne Saucier, the sister of Yvonne Saucier. My Pepe would get a kick out of this postcard. Please contact me at leighwwelch@yahoo.com.

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  2. My name is Pamela Schwarz. My mother is Pauline Edith Arsenault(Roberge), daughter of Leo A. and Edith Roberge (LeBlanc). Edith's older sister is Yvonne. My mother is 86, born in Leominster, MA, and now living in Western NY.
    I am tracing my family's genealogy. Any further info would be helpful!!
    Please contact me at pschwarz1422@yahoo.com

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