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Obituary: Laurie Ann LeClair, 1961-2019

Laurie Ann LeClair
  • Laurie Ann LeClair

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Laurie Ann LeClair on April 4, 2019. She was born in Burlington, Vt., on October 2, 1961.

Laurie rose through poverty and adverse circumstances to obtain a diverse education on several continents. After attending Burlington schools, she went on to graduate summa cum laude from the University of Vermont in 1986 and magna cum laude from Vermont Law School in 1990 with a Juris Doctorate. She also attended the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis in Nice, France, for opera and the Institute for European Studies in Vienna, Austria, for opera and Lieder performance.

Laurie was a vivacious, gifted, kind and intelligent women. As an attorney, she dedicated herself professionally to fighting for social justice, and she focused on helping young people. Laurie was a longtime board member of Vermont Dental Care and member of the Vermont Bar Association.

Laurie was predeceased by her parents, as well as her sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Erwin La Motte, of Burlington. Laurie is survived by her son, Julien LaClair Katims; her nephew Aric LaMotte; her beloved cat Glinda; and several friends.

A service will be held at a yet-to-be-determined time and place in the near future.

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