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Maria Léger


Maria Léger

Maria Léger, 76, of Grand Barachois, passed away peacefully on Monday March 8, 2021, at her home with her loving family by her side. Born in Pré-d’en-Haut, she was the daughter of the late Léo and Yvonne (Léger) Auffrey.

Before her retirement, she worked at Ben’s Bakery in Moncton. She was a member of the Golden Age Club in Grand-Barachois. Maria loved animals.

She will be sadly missed by her husband of 51 years, Francis; one daughter, Denise (Steven Bourque) of Grand-Barachois; one son, Marc (Monette Duguay) of Dieppe; one sister, Dorice Dupuis (Gérard) of Grand-Barachois; three brothers: Yvon (Diane), Donald (Juliette) and Roger (Mona) all of Pré-d’en-Haut; four grandchildren: Jessica, Janelle, Annick and Jeremie, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by infant twin siblings, Marie and Joseph. 

The family will receive condolences at Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre, 396 Main Street. Shediac (532-3297) on
Sunday, March 14, 2021 from 2-4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm ONLY.  Due to the pandemic, face coverings are required for visitation and social distancing regulations are in effect. Limit of 50 people in the funeral centre at any given point during visitation. 

The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Henri R.C. Church, 1356 Route 133, Grand Barachois on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 10:00 am. Interment will be in St Henri parish cemetery.  Due to the pandemic, limit of 90 people for the Funeral Mass, face coverings are required, and social distancing regulations are in effect. 

The funeral mass will be videotaped and posted later in the afternoon on Monday on her obituary at

In memory of Maria, a contribution to the IWK Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. 

Cremation and funeral arrangements are under the direction of Frenette Funeral and Cremation Center, Shediac (532-3297). 

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