Josephine L. LeBlanc (Cavarretta), life-long resident of East Boston, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday June 3rd at the age of 95.
Josephine was born in Boston on December 13, 1923 to Vincent and Mary (Safina) Cavarretta.
Beloved wife of the late John "Harry" LeBlanc.
Devoted mother of Harry LeBlanc and his wife Helen of Lynnfield, James Dennis LeBlanc and his wife Marcy of Virginia.
Dear sister of late Frank Cavarretta.
Cherished grandmother of Alicia M (LeBlanc) Mitrokostas and her husband Bill of Tewksbury.
Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Josephine's life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home 971 Saratoga St., East Boston on Sunday June 9th from 4:00PM to 8:00PM and again on Monday morning at 8:30AM before leaving in funeral procession to St. Joseph - St. Lazarus Church 59 Ashley St., East Boston for a 10:00AM funeral mass in celebration of Josephine's life. Services will conclude with Josephine being laid to rest with her beloved husband Harry in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Josephine was a realtor in East Boston for many years. She was very active in non-profit and community-based organizations around East Boston including Kiwanis, East Boston Chamber of Commerce, the Disabled American Veterans Service Foundation, and the Realtor Marketing Institute. A recognized entrepreneur, she earned her real estate license, and later established J.L. LeBlanc Tax Service. In 1991, Josephine received the businesswoman of the year award from the East Boston Chamber of Commerce for her outstanding commitment to the city of East Boston, a place forever near and dear to her heart. She was a proud cub scout den mother and loved working with the children of East Boston. This legacy of helping others spans most of her adult life from 1960 to 2004. She will be missed by all who knew her.