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Richard Leonard

Richard Brayton Leonard

Saturday, July 7th, 1934 - Saturday, May 8th, 2021
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Richard Brayton Leonard, 86, sadly passed away peacefully at his home in Berwick, ME on May 8, 2021 with his wife and family beside him. He was the loving husband to Joann Bennett Leonard for 69 years. Born July 7, 1934 in North Attleboro, MA, Richard was the son of Leo Edward Leonard and Helen Warren Rivernider and brother of John Warren Leonard (deceased).
Richard leaves behind his wife Joann, seven children, and many grandchildren/great-grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by his large family.
He was the father to Michael & Holly Leonard of Pawleys Island, SC, Dennis Leonard of Seekonk, MA, Stephen & Nancy Leonard of Hudson, NY, Karen & Frank Osborne of Milford, MA, Susan Leonard of Otisfield, ME, Thomas Leonard of Seekonk, MA and Annette Leonard of Bellingham, MA.
He was the grandfather (Papa/Grampa) to 19 grandchildren and 21 ½ great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind 3 nephews, several cousins, and a sister-in-law in NH.
Richard and Joann started their family in Somersworth, NH where he worked at General Electric, was a volunteer fireman, and a member of the NH National Guard. After that, they moved to Bellingham, MA where he continued to be a volunteer fireman. They then moved on to Franklin, MA where they continued to grow their family and was a coach for little league baseball and Pre-teen football. Next, they moved to Walpole, MA where he worked as a Technical Support Rep. at Kidde-Fenwal, Inc. in Ashland, MA and was known by many as “Mr. Fantastic”. He retired from there in 2000 and they moved to their forever home in Berwick, ME.
Richard loved his home in Berwick and enjoyed working in his yard, watching the birds, and was an avid music lover of all genres. He was fascinated by genealogy and spent a lot of time searching for his roots. He also enjoyed golfing, trips to Nantucket, beaches, and spending time with his wife and family.
The family wishes to thank York Hospital Home Care and York Hospital Hospice for the wonderful care given to Richard and the family.
Burial services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that a donation be made in Richard’s name to York Hospital Hospice, any Animal Rescue League, American Heart Association, or a charity of your choosing. Thank you.
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    Location
    New Cemetery
    Address
    Old Concord Road
    Henniker, New Hampshire 03242
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Annette Leonard

Posted at 10:36am
Mom and Dad meeting Connor!

Annette Leonard

Posted at 10:35am
Dad and me

Annette Leonard

Posted at 10:30am
Dad, thank you for everything you ever taught me, swimming, gardening, sewing, drinking wine, building gardens and retaining walls, etc., but most of all love! Thank you for always welcoming everyone that I cared about into your life with open arms and treating them all as part of our family! I love all the traditions you created and we created together. Best Thanksgivings ever! You are loved by so many and I miss you terribly! #7 xoxoxo
LD

Laura Denietolis

Posted at 09:46am
Someone so special can never be forgotten. Rest In Peace, Grampa.
TL

Tom Leonard

Posted at 09:39am
Love you dad!
Love that smile!
Beautiful man!
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