Marilyn Christine (Burns) Leclair, 77, of Chelmsford

1943 - 2021


May 13, 2021
4-7 P.M.


May 14, 2021
11 A.M.
St. John the Evangelist Church, Chelmsford

Marilyn Christine (Burns) Leclair, 77, of Chelmsford, passed away Sunday, May 9th 2021, at Lowell General Hospital. Marilyn was the loving wife of Alfred Leclair who passed away in 2018.
Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late Christopher and Eileen (Duffy) Burns.
Marilyn graduated from Keith Academy with the class of 1961 and earned a BA in education from Lowell State Teachers College and a Master’s Degree from Fitchburg State College.  She retired in 2003 from the Chelmsford School System after teaching 5th and 6th grades at Quessy, McFarlin, Westlands, Harrington and Parker Schools.
When not at work, Marilyn was an avid reader and enjoyed trivia, watching and cheering on the New England Patriots, summering in Dennisport on the Cape and above all else, spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Christine Matte and her husband Henry of Dracut, MA and Carrie Mayer and her husband Erik of Hadley, MA, four grandchildren, Christopher and Elizabeth Matte, Avery and Aden Mayer,  as well as three nephews and one niece.
Marilyn was predeceased by her brother Robert Burns of Chelmsford, MA who passed away in July 2020.

Visiting hours Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 4 to 7 P.M. Her funeral will be Friday, May 14, 2021 starting at 10 A.M at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD MA., with a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 11 A.M. at St. John the Evangelist Church, Chelmsford. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Lowell. Online guestbook is available at

5 Condolences for Marilyn Christine (Burns) Leclair, 77, of Chelmsford

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    Joan and Allan Powell


    Our sincerest sympathy to the family of Marilyn Leclair. I, Joan, worked with Marilyn for years at Parker and both my husband and I knew Al and Marilyn’s brother Bob.
    Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God’s encompassing love give you strength and peace.
    Sincerely, Joan & Allan Powell

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    Alice& Richard Mousseau


    Dear Christine & Carrie,
    Please accept our most sincere condolences at the loss of your Mom. She was our dear friend and we shared so many wonderful times together. We will miss her very much. She will always live in our hearts

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    Xandra Winnis Graham


    I am so sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. I went to high school and college with her . She was always so kind, helpful, and had a wonderful personality. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Xandra (Winnis) Graham

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    Joan L LaTourneau


    Christine, I just want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers with the loss of your mother. May she RIP…

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    David and Jane Grudinski


    We were so heartbroken to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a wonderful person, a true friend. We shared many laughs and good times together. She will be truly missed.

    With love and deepest sympathy,
    David and Jane Grudinski

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