The Olive Tree
Lorraine M. LeBlanc, 83, Fogler Library Friend and former library staff member,
passed away Thursday, June 16, 2005, at a Bangor hospital following a long
illness. LeBlanc graduated with honors from Old Town High School, Class of 1938.
From 1938 to 1945, she was employed as a legal secretary at the Law Office of
Michael Pilot Esq. In 1945, she moved on to Fogler Library when it was located
in Carnegie Hall at the University of Maine where she was one of only five full
time employees. She had wonderful stories about “carrying boxes of books” from
Carnegie to the new Fogler Library when this was completed in 1947. When she
retired in 1984, LeBlanc was Head of the Library’s the Acquisitions Department.
LeBlanc was one of the first members of the Fogler Friends group. She is
survived by her brother Francis LeBlanc, who also worked at Fogler Library for
many years, and his wife Joseline of Old Town.
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