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George H. Leet

George H. Leet, 80, formerly of Summer Street, Ipswich, died Monday, December 5, 2016 in the Ledgewood Rehabilitation Center, Beverly following his brief illness.

Born in Ipswich June 22, 1936 he was the son of the late James W. and Dorothy G. (Cline) Leet. Raised in Ipswich he was a 1954 graduate of the former Whipple High School in Ipswich. Mr. Leet served with the U.S. Air Force as an air traffic control radar operator at McGuire Air Force Base in NJ. Following his discharge and return to Ipswich he worked briefly at the former A&P in Ipswich and then and for twenty-three years, he was employed by the Town of Ipswich as a building maintenance and repairman.

He was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church of Ipswich and a former member of the Ipswich Chamber of Commerce. 

He is survived by two sons, Robert A. Leet of Ipswich, Thomas J. Leet of Exeter, NH; a brother, Paul Leet of MI; a sister, Doris Bergeron of NH; a granddaughter, Caitlin Leet of Ipswich and many nephews and nieces. He was the brother of the late  Robert J. Leet formerly of Monson, ME, Chester A. Leet formerly of Salisbury, Walter J. Leet formerly of OK and James Robert Leet.

His funeral service with Military Honors will be held 10 am, Wednesday, December 14 graveside in the New Highland Cemetery, Town Farm Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.

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