Robert Henry Leet
Robert Henry Leet, 94, loving husband of the late Lorraine D. (Greenleaf)
Leet and father of four, passed away in his home on September 8, 2019.
Robert was born
on September 25, 1924 in Ipswich, to Joseph Henry Leet and Marie Anne
(Gallant) Leet. He lived in Ipswich all of his life. On May 9, 1954, he
married Lorraine D. Greenleaf and they were married for over fifty years,
raising three daughters.
Robert was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and was a profoundly
proud veteran. After graduating from Ipswich High school, he received his
degree in accounting from Bentley College of Accounting and Finance. He
served as the Town Accountant in Ipswich for 24 years before retirement.
Growing up in his beloved Ipswich, he was a boy scout, worked as a
railroad express agent, a pin boy at the local bowling alley, worked at
Goodale Apple Orchard, and on Crane’s Beach and Castle Hill. Robert was a
member of the Special Police Pistol Team, a Past Master of the John T.
Heard Lodge of Ipswich, a life-long member of the Scottish Rite, served on
the Board of Ipswich Selectmen, and a member of the Eastern Star.
Robert was an
avid beekeeper, gardener, locksmith, golfer and lover of animals both wild
Robert is survived by his three daughters,
Bonnie H. McGarrell and her husband John McGarrell of Danvers, Cindy M.
Whittle and her husband Charlie Whittle of Cape Neddick, ME, and Laurie A.
Silva and her husband Robert Silva of Virginia; ten grandchildren: Megan
Whittle, Marie Donovan, Michelle Corso, Kristin McGarrell, Michael
Hiltunen, Jonathan McGarrell, Daniel Whittle, Hannah Silva and Caleb
great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his
wife Lorraine, he was predeceased by
a son, John at birth, a sister, Evelyn Lucy and a brother, Roger Leet.
His funeral will
be held Friday, September 13 at 10 am in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home,
6 High Street, Ipswich followed by interment with Military Honors in the
New Highland Cemetery. Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully
welcomed. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 pm with a Masonic
Service at 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN
or the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.
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