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The Stamford Fire Department is saddened to announce the passing of retired Fire Captain Gerald LaBlanc.  What follows is his published obituary.

Gerald LaBlanc, 87, a lifelong resident of Stamford, CT, passed away on October 2, 2017. Gerald was born on November 17, 1929 in Stamford, CT, to the late Dennis and Dolores Leblanc.

Gerald was born on November 17, 1929 in Stamford, CT, to the late Dennis and Dolores Leblanc.

A devoted father and husband, Gerald is survived by his beloved wife Dolores (Boshka) LaBlanc. He is predeceased by his daughter Lisa and his brothers Robert LeBlanc and Dennis LaBlanc.

Gerald was a Stamford Fire Fighter for many years, rising through the ranks to Captain. He retired after being seriously injured in a major fire due to a chemical explosion. He was an avid fisherman who also enjoyed woodworking as a hobby.

Above all, Gerald was a dedicated family man. He cherished his wife and daughter as well as his brothers, brother-in-law and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, October 6th from 4:00pm – 8:00pm at Bosak Funeral Home on 453 Shippan Ave, in Stamford. A Mass will be celebrated on Saturday October 7th at 10:30am at Saint Bridget of Ireland Church, 278 Strawberry Hill Ave, in Stamford. The interment will immediately follow mass at St Mary’s Cemetery, 35 Parsonage Road, in Greenwich, CT.

Retired Fire Captain Gerald LaBlanc Has Passed Away

Posted: October 5, 2017
About the Author: Captain Philip Hayes
Captain Hayes is a 31-year veteran of the Stamford Fire Department. He is currently assigned to the East Side Fire Station #4 on Shippan Avenue. In addition to his regular Fire Officer duties, he is a Public Relations Officer, the developer of the website and serves on the Departments' IT Team. He is also an avid fan of Fire Department history.
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