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Virginia M. (Fay) LeClair

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Sunday, August 29th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE for Virginia M. (Fay) LeClair, affectionately known as “Aunty” to many children & adults. Aunty passed following a valiant struggle with leukemia & kidney disease, at Boston Medical Center on Wednesday, August 25th. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, August 30th at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., REVERE at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be private.

She was born in Boston & was a proud lifelong Revere resident for 78 years. She attended Revere Schools & was an alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1961. While a student at Revere High School, she worked part-time in her Mom & Dad’s Restaurant, “The Prospect Grill” in Revere. Mr. & Mrs. Fay (Edward C. & Mabel E. (Bunnell) Fay operated the restaurant for nearly 20 years. Virginia was a “Dynamic Personality”, waiting on tables, cleaning & yes, sometimes asked to horn her cooking skills. The restaurant was a landmark within Revere. Virginia moved on & sought waitress positions locally at the “Barn Deli” Restaurant. Then after falling in love with Carl E. LeClair, Sr. & the advent of a large family of 6, she became a stay at home “Mom” until the youngest was of age. Then she returned to the work force, part-time & multi skilled. Both, Virginia & Carl had a proud & stalwart association with their church, St. Anthony of Padua Church of Revere, for many, many years. She was a devotee of the game of “Bingo” & suddenly found herself “in charge” & also a “Senior caller” for over 200 anxious senior players. Only Virginia could handle such a feat. Liturgically, she was appointed lector & was dedicated to that position at St. Anthony’s. Virginia also worked for over 20 years at the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, helping with maintaining the interior of the funeral home, which she took great pride in.

Besides her beloved husband of 59 years, Carl E. LeClair, Sr., she is the devoted mother of Carl E. LeClair, Jr. & his fiancé, Denise A. Killoren of Stoneham, Rosanne E. Frongillo & her husband, Vincent of Saugus, Marie V. Fronduto of Lynn & Michael A. Fronduto of New Hampshire, April J. DeLuca & her partner, Christine MacInnally of Lynn, Derek A. LeClair of Revere & the late Cheryl A. Ferragamo. Thirteen proud & faithful grandchildren also survive Virginia as well as 5 great grandchildren and one on the way. She is the dear sister of Diane Crowley & her late husband, Michael of Marshfield, Donald Chapman & his wife, Myrna of Summerside, P. E. I., Canada & the late Grace E. Cutillo & her late husband, Frank R., the late Edward C. “Eddie” Fay, Jr. & his surviving wife, Dolores Fay of Allenstown, N.H. & the late Joseph E. Fay & his late wife Lillian. Virginia is also lovingly survived by her closest friends, Dottie “Missy” Bernstein & her husband, Stephen of Saugus & Lorraine Todisco & Joann Giannino, both of Revere. Many caring nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews also survive Virginia as well as an uncountable number of extended family & friends.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Rose Ferron Foundation of Rhode Island, 339 Arnold St., Woonsocket, RI 02895. The Rose Ferron Foundation of R.I., is very special to the LeClair Family, as they have spent many years of fundraising & prayer times for this most worthy cause.


Visiting Hours

Sunday, August 29th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, August 30th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere


Will be Private

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  1. Albert Nicholls
    Aug 31 2021

    Carl, to you and family may Blessed Virgin Mother Mary Continue to Intercede in Protect you and family as Holy mother takes your wife Virginia by the hand to Jesus.
    Praying for you and family

  2. Pam Laird
    Aug 30 2021

    My heart is breaking for you all. We have been so blessed to be connected to you all. Aunt Virginia will be dearly missed. Just wish the border would allow us to be there to support you all in your grief. We will be thinking of you all and sending prayers of comfort and support.



  3. Lynn Bernstein
    Aug 28 2021

    I don’t even know how to begin…I still can’t believe you are gone…
    The LeClair family has always been part of our family with so many great memories…good times, at our place in Maine, Pool parties & cookouts, we go back many many years. The one thing I will always cherish… Virginia you were always there for my family. We are going to miss your outstanding eggplant.
    You will be the number one chef in heaven.
    My mothers is going to miss you so much, you were her true best friend.
    Virginia was always a positive person who would give a helping hand to everyone. You were a beautiful person with a big heart may you Rest In Peace in God’s loving arms
    Forever in my heart
    Love & hugs

  4. Dolores S. Fay
    Aug 27 2021

    To Carl and the family, my nieces and nephews.
    There are now words I can say to make your pain easier except Virginia has no pain and as much as you miss her you can always remember how wonderful she was and I remember how much my Husband her Brother Loved her meatballs and as he called it Spaghetti
    Sauce. She would always correct him and say it is Gravy not Sauce.
    She will never be forgotten by so, so many. My sincere Condolences to all. We will see you Monday.

  5. Frank Vigliotta
    Aug 27 2021

    Virgina I am so Sorry to hear of your passing. Such a wonderful soul . You were always so kind and welcoming to all of us when ever we were around the house. I pray that you rest in peace Heaven has gained such a wonderful Angel . To the LeClair family I send my condolences and prayers.May you all find peace in this tough time.
    My thoughts are with you all….❤


  6. Patricia Waddy
    Aug 27 2021

    To Carl, Jr. and the Leclair family. I am so sorry for your
    loss. I have such fond memories of your mother. She was very special. May she rest in peace, and God bless you all. With love, Patricia L. Waddy

  7. Joann Giannino
    Aug 26 2021

    Carl and family,
    There are no words to explain how truly sorry I am for the loss of Virginia. She was such a special gift from God to everyone who was fortunate enough to know her and love her.
    She was an amazing and kind person. You and your family took exceptional care of her during her illness.
    May God Bless all of you.
    Love & Prayers,
    Joann Giannino

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