Leo J. GendronMay 22,2013
Leo J. Gendron
Leo J. Gendron
BEVERLY HILLS, Fla. — Leo J. Gendron, 86, of South Monroe Street, died May 16, 2013, at his home. He and his family were longtime residents of Upper Websterville, Vt., and on South Main Street in Barre City, Vt. Leo was a retired employee of the United States Postal Service.
Born Feb. 18, 1927, in Barre City, he was the son of Wilfrid and Marie-Ange (Demers) Gendron. He graduated from Spaulding High School and following his honorable World War II service in the U.S. Navy from April 1945 to July 1946, he received an associate degree in business from Burlington Business College in Burlington, Vt.
On Nov. 26, 1949, he married Patricia M. Smith in Barre City. Following their marriage, they made their home in Upper Websterville, Barre City and Morrisville.
After his retirement, he and his wife have been residing in Beverly Hills, Fla.
Following his graduation from college, Leo began his career with the U.S. Postal Service as a railroad mail clerk on the Central Vermont Railroad. Later he was a postal clerk in the Barre City post office and was promoted to postmaster in East Calais, and retired as postmaster in Morrisville in 1985.
He enjoyed hunting, golfing, skiing and hiking Spruce Mountain in Plainfield.
His memberships included St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre, Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills, Fla., Barre American Legion Post 10 and its drum and bugle corps, as well as veterans organizations near his Florida home.
Leo was a trusting, loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, leaving his wife, Patty, of 63 years; his son Timothy and wife Jody, of Milton; and seven daughters: Kathleen Chatot and husband Phillip, of Georgia, Ellen Greenough and husband Bradley, and Joan Gendron, all of Barre City, Marie Brock and husband Tom, and Margaret Fournier and husband Norman, all of Barre Town, Eileen Robison and husband John, of Wooster, Ohio, and Jean Gosselin and husband Gary, of Washington; as well as 20 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his daughter Maureen and son Patrick; his sister Angie Loso, and his brothers Jerry and Wilfred Gendron.
His Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday, May 27, 2013, at 11 a.m. in St. Monica Catholic Church. Later interment will be made in St. Sylvester Cemetery in Barre Town.
Friends may call at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, on Sunday, May 26, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.
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