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Monday, January 31, 2011

William F. Leavitt

William Francis Leavitt, 79, of Lyndeborough, NH, died, January 29, 2011, at his home surrounded by his family. William was born on August 29, 1931 in Lyndeborough, NH the son of William and Henrietta (Sterns) Leavitt.

William attended the local schools and was trained as a machinist. He had worked for the William and Huzzey Machine Company and later for the OK Tool and Die Company in Milford. William also served with the NH National Guard.

William married his Wife Barbara Jean (Wiley) on December 21, 1951, and they shared many happy years together until her death in August of 1992.

William had served as the Police Chief for Lyndeborough, NH. He had a passion for riding his BSA motorcycle and was quite a prankster. He and his wife enjoyed camping and spent many summer days at their favorite campsite at the Greenfield State Park. Bass fishing was also a pastime for William and horseshoes. We cannot forget his beloved dog Buck.

The most important thing in William’s life was his family. His grandchildren were very special to him and he followed their sports. He was involved in their life in a special way.

William is survived by one son, William F. Leavitt and his wife Janell Marie of Lyndeborough, NH; and one daughter Terrylee Goding and her husband Robert of Lyndeborough, NH; and one sister Joyce Huot of Greenville, NH. He was predeceased by a grandson, William F. Leavitt, III and a brother, Wayne Leavitt.

William was blessed with 2 grandchildren Michael R. Leavitt and Dusti-Marie Leavitt. Also 3 great- grandchildren; Thaila, Aurora and Mala.

Calling hours will be Monday evening, January 31, 2011, from 6 PM to 7 PM at the Michaud Funeral Home, 32 Maple Street, Wilton, NH.

A celebration of William’s Life will be celebrated in the Funeral Home at 7 PM, following the visiting hours with the Reverend Sue Bonner officiating. Burial will be in the Greenvale Cemetery in Greenfield, NH in the spring. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations in William’s name be made to Hospice, Peterborough, or to the American Heart Association.

The arrangements are in the care of the Michaud Funeral Home, 32 Maple St., Wilton, NH, to view an online obituary or leave a condolence, please visit our web site www.michaudfuneralhome.com.