Adelard “Porkey” LeCompte passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2012.
He was born in Auburn, Maine, to Adelard and Imelda (nee Montreuil) LeCompte, in 1929.
Porkey was of French-Canadian ancestry and resided in Lewiston, Maine, where he belonged to St. Joseph’s Parish, and moved to Lisbon, Maine, belonging to St. Anne’s Parish. He retired to Englewood, Fla., in 1990, with his high school sweetheart, Blanche “Marie” LeCompte, and recently celebrated their 62nd anniversary together. Porkey belonged to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Englewood, where he was part of the choir and was a cantor for a few years. He was also part of the Fun Chorus, participating in concerts and performances. Porkey attended Lewiston High School, and graduated from St. Dominic Regional High School in 1950, where he met his wife. He excelled at sports at an early age, lettering and co-captaining in basketball, baseball and football. In Porkey’s early working career, he delivered milk for Blais’ and Cote’s Dairies, as well as coaching high school football and basketball. He also worked for Pepsi-Cola and Sanborn’s Motor Express, delivering product out of Auburn, driving an 18-wheeler. Later, he was the Secretary-Treasurer for the Teamster’s Union Local 340 in South Portland, Maine, for 13 years, before retiring in 1990. Porkey was an avid sports enthusiast, enjoyed watching movies, learning new computer skills, and could be seen daily riding his 10-mile bicycle loop throughout the community for the last several years. During his retirement, he substituted delivering Meals On Wheels locally. Porkey had a wonderful voice and formed the “Melodears” with his wife Blanche, and they volunteered singing at assisted-living and retirement homes within the area for the last 16 years. He loved to compete and play cards and games with family and friends, especially Cribbage, Pinochle, Uno and Dominoes. Porkey was extremely adept with math skills and enjoyed sharing work stories with everyone. He loved playing practical jokes on people, and enjoyed a good laugh. Porkey especially cherished his family and spending time with friends. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him.
He is survived by his spouse, Blanche; younger brother, Robert (Dorothy) LeCompte of Jupiter, Fla.; daughters, Suzanne (Bertrand) Moreau of Englewood, Monique (Edward) Buzanoski of Newport, Maine, Kathleen LeCompte of Lewiston, and Carrie (Kevin) Lapham of North Port, Fla.; sons, Paul LeCompte of Camden, Maine, and Mark LeCompte of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and grandchildren, Grace (Ryan) LaRocque of Pepperell, Mass., Melissa (Joseph) Peasley of Orland, Maine, Ian Buzanoski of Newport, and Dr. David (Dr. Kristen) Buzanoski of Portland. He was preceded in death by his father; mother; and sister, Therese Frechette.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Englewood Community Funeral Home, 3070 S. McCall Road, Englewood. The funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 5265 Placida Road, Grove City, Fla., with Father Gregory Klein officiating. You may share a memory with the family at www.englewoodfh.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shands Teaching Hospital Cardiac Intensive Care Unit in Adelard’s name via the University Florida Foundation — Gift Processing, P.O. Box 14425, Gainesville, FL 32604.
Arrangements are by Englewood Community Funeral Home Inc. with Private Crematory, Englewood.