Paul E. LeClair

  • Born: February 11, 1957
  • Died: April 22, 2016
  • Location: Gilford, New Hampshire

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250 Coolidge Ave
Manchester, NH 03102
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Paul Edward LeClair, 59, of Gilford, NH passed away at home on Friday, April 22, 2016 following a courageous battle with sarcoma. He was surrounded by the love of his family through his final hours.
Paul was born in Portsmouth, VA on February 11, 1957 to Peter E. LeClair II and Joyce (Nutsford) and was raised in the Manchester, NH area. Upon graduation from college, Paul embarked on a successful and rewarding 30-year career with Bard Electrophysiology, a division of C.R. Bard, Inc. Through his work, Paul was given the opportunity to travel. He understood the value of such a gift and took full advantage of it; traveling all over the globe, exploring different cultures and communities, and experiencing everything the world had to offer. He shared his love for travel with family through their numerous family vacations.
Paul adored his wife Lauren and two daughters, Brittany and Courtney and made certain to show them they were his world. Paul and Lauren's deep love for one another was evident as they exhibited the true and lasting values of a strong and beautiful marriage. He cherished the many friendships he made throughout his journey and appreciated how each person he met enriched his life, but perhaps one of his liveliest companions was his always-energetic Great Dane, Kona, and his only male ally in the house. Paul also loved lake life with family and friends on his boat at Lake Winnipesaukee.
Paul is survived by his beloved wife of 28 years, Lauren (Pallotto) LeClair. Paul also leaves behind his treasured daughters, Brittany and Courtney LeClair; his father- and mother-in-law, Norman and Barbara Pallotto; and many loving extended family members. In addition to his parents, Paul was predeceased by his only sibling, his brother, Peter E. LeClair III.
Family and friends are invited to gather Thursday, April 28, 2016 11:00am-1:30pm at Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium, 250 Coolidge Avenue in Manchester. A memorial service will follow immediately in the funeral home chapel. Complimentary valet service will be provided. The family welcomes flowers, but those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Paul's name may do so by visiting


Condolence & Memory Journal

So Sorry to hear of your Loss Lauren and Family He was my cousin and we had so many memories as kids my Parent George and Pauline send there love. We just found out about him God Bless

Posted by Patty Holler (LeClair) - Pembroke, NH   May 08, 2016

Our deepest sympathy during this trying time. May God watch over you and your children in the coming days and may you find comfort in knowing Paul is at peace and free from pain. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. Much love is sent from here in New Jersey.

Posted by Hisham and Kelli Gadallah - Hainesport, NJ - Friend   May 03, 2016

Dear Lauren,
I am so sorry for your loss. I only knew Paul briefly but he was a pleasure to speak with and I could tell you two had something special together.

Posted by Sandy LeRette - Merrimack, NH   May 01, 2016


I found out today that Paul passed away. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

I recall the conversations we had a few months ago. I am certain that your strength, commitment, and attentiveness made a huge and positive difference in his life. All my very, very best wishes for you and your family.

Posted by Mark Blanchard - Milford, NH   April 28, 2016


I am very sad for your loss. May you find peace in the love that you shared and in the many memories that your hearts have.

Posted by Sandi O'Neill - Winchendon, MA - Coworker   April 28, 2016


Dear Lauren and family. I just wanted to express my deepest sympathy to you all for your loss. May the wonderful memories you created as a family bring you comfort in the coming days. I will still continue to pray for you all at mass on Sundays.

Warmest Regards,

Linda Gillis

Posted by Linda Gillis - New Ipswich, NH - Coworker   April 27, 2016

Dear Lauren, To you and your family my sincere sympathy. Your love to each other and the great memories of a lifetime will always be with you.

Posted by Shoshana Frydlewski - Framingham, MA   April 27, 2016

Ever since Lauren's brother Norman married Kimberley, our love for Paul has grown throughout the years. He has always been very strong. We will miss him very much. May he rest in peace in the arms of Jesus.

Posted by Eva and Ray Burgess - Moorestown, NJ - Family   April 26, 2016

As a young engineer, I started working at Bard EP in 1993 and watched Paul effectively plan and organize the Haverhill cleanroom manufacturing by leading his team of supervisors. After a re-organization (the new-normal), I began working for Paul. He was a street-smart guy, non-technical, but did a great job at managing technical people and technical problems. I lost contact with Paul many years ago but I remember that he always found a bright spot in any situation. I realize that the upside of not keeping in touch with Paul is that, in my memory, he is the healthy and energetic friend just as he was when I said goodbye in 2001. Thanks Paul, for being a great mentor and a fun boss I make a special effort to mentor young engineers from working for you.

Posted by Jack Currier - Nashua, NH - Coworker   April 26, 2016

Dear Lauren, Courtney and Britney we were so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. He gave his all to everything he did and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Our sincerest condolences from Vinny and Debbie.

Posted by Deborah Herrington - Belmont, NH - Coworker   April 26, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss Courtney, please know my prayers will be with you.
Bernie Szumiesz

Posted by Bernadette Szumiesz - Strafford, NH - Acquaintance   April 26, 2016

Dear Lauren, my deepest sympathy for the loss of your life's partner and devoted father to Courtney and Britney. I always enjoyed my time with him when we worked together-great guy! My prayers and thoughts are with you and your extended family.

Posted by Rich Kindberg - Raleigh, NC - Coworker   April 25, 2016

Paul and I shared a birthday and several enjoyable trips to France with Bard! I will miss Paul and his advice - he always reminded me to put things into perspective and helped me be a stronger person. My sincerest condolences to Lauren and Paul's daughters - may he rest in peace. We will keep him in our hearts and memories -- Meghna

Posted by Meghna    April 25, 2016

I was privileged to work with Paul for close on 15 years at Bard. He was an outstanding project manager, with his own very unique style. He had great follow through but here is the LeClair way: (1) Identify the problem (2) deal with the associated absurdity (3) research and implement the solution (4) persuade everyone he was right (6) follow up- which usually meant finding a bar. In fact, most of my best memories of Paul began or ended in bars. He was irrepressibly optimistic and the office would often ring with his infectious laughter. His approachability meant that his office was an open door for anyone who needed help or advice. He turned out to be a great and generous mentor to the coming generation in the industry. Heaven just got itself a great manager and organizer, in fact, he is already up there, organizing the lines and making everyone laugh. Good luck Paul, you will be sorely missed by us all.

Love and condolences to Lauren and the family, he adored you.

Claire Williams

Posted by Claire Williams - Hamilton, MA - Coworker   April 25, 2016

Paul was a great friend and an inspiration. He taught me many things. I feel blessed to have had him in my life.

Posted by Paul Kace - Hillsboro, NH - Friend   April 25, 2016

Lauren, Courtney and Britney, I'm so sorry to hear about Paul and your Dad. I remember all the times at Gail and Andrews especially during football season and cookouts and how much fun we all had. It was wonderful knowing him and he will be missed. You all have been and will continue to be in my prayers.

Posted by Marsha Gillaspie - Friend   April 24, 2016

Dr. Paul and Dr. Lauren at Halloween 2009

Posted by Terry Traut - Silver Lake, NH - Friend   April 24, 2016

Paul was a neighbor and friend. I just can't believe that he's gone. The world was a better place with him in it.


Posted by Terry Traut - Silver Lake, NH - Friend   April 24, 2016

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Dr. Paul and Dr. Lauren at Halloween 2009
So many great memories ❤️