Marion Therese (Leclerc) Tremblay passed away peacefully in Deerfield, Fla., on November 4, 2016. Marion was born in Berlin, on July 25, 1926, to Edward and Mabel (Nolan) LeClerc.
Marion attended St. Josephs' School, Berlin High, and Notre Dame High School in Berlin, and worked for Larochelle's Pharmacy and at her parents, Cafe, LeClercs', before meeting and eloping with a young logger/veteran named Lucien Gustave Tremblay. Marion and Lou settled into their home at the base of Mount Forest in Berlin were they had their six children and Lou worked as a millwright at The Brown Company (Nibroc Towels). In 1959, the family moved south to North Miami Florida where they had enjoyed many vacations. The couple lived and raised their family in the same home in North Miami until Lou's retirement in December 1992, from the Miami Herald where he worked in Facilities Maintenance. Upon retirement, Lou and Marion moved to Edgewater, Fla., where they enjoyed bingo, the beach, NASCAR, motorcycle rides and numerous trips in their camper to visit friends and relatives. After Lou's passing in 1999, Marion moved to Sunrise, Fla., to be near family and made a new group of Bingo friends.
Marion was preceded in death by her parents, her older brother, Raymond LeClerc, and two great grandchildren- Jake Paul Conway and Elias Nikola Tremblay. She is survived by her sister Leona St. Hilaire, her sister-in-law, Noella LeClerc, her six children- Nancy (Paul) Smith of Plantation, Fla., Milton (Judy) Tremblay of Buckley, Washington, Denise (John) Conway of Ocala, Florida, Robert (Kathy) Tremblay of Blythewood, S.C., Earl (Kathy) Tremblay of Dania, Fla., and Gary (Christa) Tremblay of North Miami Beach, Fla., her 18 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and relatives. Marion was reunited with Lou, her husband of 50 years at Sea Pines Memorial Gardens in Edgewater, Fla., in a service held on Wednesday, November 9. Marion was the mother to, not only her children, but many of the neighborhood kids. She brought joy and laughter to many and will be missed for her counsel, spirit, and compassion. "We love you 'Mere."