Thelma Rita LeBlanc, age 78, passed away on Friday, December 21, 2012. The was born in Malden, Massachusetts the daughter of Francis and Margaret (Paschel) Tangredi. She moved to Central Florida from Massachusetts in 1980, and was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church. Thelma was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She raised 5 boys in a house full of love, laughter and the smell of home cooking. She was an avid gardener who loved raising African violets. A dog lover, she was especially fond of Scottish Terriers and collected Scottie memorabilia.
She is predeceased by son Timothy (1994) and her husband Adrien (2007). Thelma leaves to cherish her memory, sons Michael (Michael) of Tavares, Jeffery of Orlando, Christopher (Amber) of Clermont and Patrick (Patti) of Sebastian. She also leaves 4 grandchildren and 3 step-grandchildren.
The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Thursday, December 27, 2012 from 7:00 until 9:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Andrew Catholic Church on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 10:00 am. Interment will be at Winter Garden Cemetery.