Kent G. LeBoeuf, 58, of Alfred, died peacefully on April 22, 2014 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. Kents last days were filled with visits from his family, longtime friends and the joy of eating a bowl of chocolate ice cream while visiting with the staff at the Hospice House.
Kent was born in Massena, NY on March 23, 1956 the son of Donald L. and Jeanine Y. LeBoeuf. He was raised and educated in Massena; graduating from Massena Central High School in 1974. Kent was also a graduate of the Seaway Area Technology Center in Norwood, NY where he took a 2 year course in plumbing and heating technology. Immediately following his high school graduation, Kent was diagnosed with cancer; he would overcome the challenges of being a cancer patient for the next forty years. This only made Kents desire to live each day with enthusiasm and passion – for being a husband and Dad to his children.
Kent became a Master Plumber and obtained his medical gas license enabling him to work in both Maine and New Hampshire. He worked as a plumber with Kelley Mechanical and Palmer & Sicard. His entire working career in the plumbing and heating business used Kents innate knowledge and skills. He had an admirable work ethic, not wanting to miss work for any reason. His favorite areas to work were in the Medical/Gas and Boiler rooms.
Kent was taught early on in life by his parents to volunteer, and volunteer he did. He umpired for Little League, His & Hers Softball Leagues and the Powder Puff Girl League. He also coached T-Ball, Womens and Mens Softball and the Sunday night Mens Softball League while living in Massena. Kent moved to Alfred in 1982 and with the same determination, he continued coaching and spent 9 years on the Alfred Parks & Recreation Department; six of those years as the indoor soccer coach. Kents volunteering spirit was shared at the Alfred Parish Church; serving as a trustee for 11 years and 9 years as a deacon. He enthusiastically served at church suppers, at clean-up days and ushering on Sunday mornings. Kent was a faithful member of Alfred Parish Church and made friends with many of the folks who shared the same interest in giving. He and his wife Lisa were active within the group called the Parish Paddlers, kayaking in the summer and playing board and card games in the winter. Kent was an avid Yankees Fan; he had two rooms in his home with Yankee memorabilia and decorations in his official man cave.
In the last month of his life, he went to see the Globe Trotters with his grandchildren! In Kents final days, he gave and received many amazing gifts; he was able to tell those closest to him that he LOVED them and received their love in return. Kent remained in the present moments of living and he will be missed by his family and many friends.
He is survived by his wife of nine years, Lisa Reali LeBoeuf, the love his life, of Alfred; his mother, Jeanine LeBouef of Massena, NY; his daughters, Andrea Daney and husband Aaron of Waterboro and Nicole LeBoeuf of No. Waterboro; his step-sons, Paul Beaver and wife Rachel of Portland; Alex Beaver and fiancÚErin Bisson of Gorham and Eric Beaver and girlfriend Sarah Dunphe, who are both currently attending college; his grandchildren, Trenten, Aria, Eli and Torrey; his sisters, Brenda Danko and Nancy Ackley and husband Doug all of Massena, NY; his brothers, Kevin LeBouef and wife Linda of Saco; Mike LeBouef and wife Connie of Oswego, NY and Tom LeBouef of Massena, NY; and many nieces and nephews and cousins.
Kent was predeceased by his father, Donald LeBouef, his brother, Roger LeBoeuf, and granddaughter, Isla Beaver.
For Kents family in New York, a Memorial Service will be held later this summer in Massena, NY.
For Kents family and friends in Maine, you are invited to visit on Friday, June 20th from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Alfred Parish Church, 12 Kennebunk Road, in Alfred where a Celebration of Kents life will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Bruce Burnham, officiating. A reception will follow at The Bistro, 3 Oak Street, also in Alfred.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alfred Parish Church, P.O. Box 147, Alfred, ME 04002 or to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Rd., Scarborough, ME 04074 or to American Cancer Society, New England Division, Inc., Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.
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The Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak Street in Alfred, is respectfully handling arrangements.