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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dorothy U. Leggett

Dorothy U. Leggett, age 85 of 36 Westchester Court, Hudson NH, died Monday morning April 30th 2012 at the Southern NH Medical Center. She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years Richard H. Leggett.

Mrs. Leggett was born November 5, 1926 in Gettysburg PA, daughter of Russell and Leah Underwood. She resided in Pennsylvania and she grew up in Mount Holly NJ where she was active in the Quaker church. She later made her home in Hollis NH for thirty years and most recently lived in Hudson NH for the past 10 years.

Mrs. Leggett attended The Pennsylvania State University but was a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelors Degree in Art. She went on to teach art at Alvirne High School in Hudson NH.

Mrs. Leggett was a very active and creative person. She loved to swim and was involved in a women’s swim group in Nashua for almost 40 years. She spent much of her time volunteering and delighted in her four grandchildren. Dorothy was active in Hollis in the Beaver Brook Association, and the Garden Club. For the past 29 years Dorothy was dedicated to her work with the Volunteer Organization at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in the Gift Shop. She loved being involved at the hospital decorating the seasonal window displays and seeing all her friends.

Dorothy enjoyed birds, all things related to art and interior decorating, gardening, jewelry making and pottery.

She loved to travel and enjoyed weekend excursions to antique stores, auctions, craft shows and the beach.

Mrs. Leggett was survived by her three children, Karen Leggett of Ashland, MA, Richard Leggett of Lebanon, NH and Todd Leggett and Stephanie Anctil of Exton, PA; four grandchildren, Scott and Sam Leggett, and Mackenzie and Alexa Leggett. Dorothy truly loved animals, especially dogs and had three ‘grand-puppies’ Oscar (Lebanon), Trump (Ashland) and Jet (Exton).

SERVICES: There are no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held in the Unitarian-Universalist Church, 58 Lowell Street, Nashua, Sunday afternoon, May 6th at 2 p.m. A reception will follow for friends and family. Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE, 18 Lock Street, Nashua. (603) 882-0591 (www.farwellfuneral.com).