Richard James Leavitt

Richard James Leavitt, 76, of Nashua, passed away early Saturday morning, September 14, 2019 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack after a long illness.

Born in Exeter, NH on June 12, 1943, he was a son of the late Harold and Barbara (Horton) Leavitt. A resident of this city for many years, Richard began his career at the Nashua Foundry and then founded his painting business, Leavitt’s Painting, that he owned for a number of years.

In his leisure time, Richard loved to fish and hunt; snowmobiling; was a NASCAR fan; and loved trips to the ocean. He was loved by his family and was a doting and wonderful grandfather.

Members of his family include his three children, Mark Leavitt, Scott Leavitt and Julie Leavitt; his former wife, Barbara Leavitt; six grandchildren, Anthony, Jonathan, Krista, Joshua, Cassandra and Amber; three great-grandchildren, Emily, Matthew and Kyra; a fourth great-grandchild Liam, is on the way; many nieces and nephews; and his loving dog, Macho. In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased by a daughter, Laurie Gagnon Doggett; and his brother, Stanley Leavitt, who passed away this summer.

Per the wishes of his family, there will be no services.

Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE. (603) 882-0591. www.farwellfuneralservice.com