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WILMINGTON -- Lawrence “Stormy” Macteer Leonard, 71, a resident of Wilmington, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington.

Lawrence was born in Burlington on March 19, 1935, the son of Lawrence L. Leonard and Lulu Macteer. He was raised in Somerset, attended Wilmington schools, graduating from Wilmington High School, class of 1954. Upon graduation Lawrence worked for New England Power Company, the Broad Brook Gorge and Wilson Ford in Bennington. He enlisted in the Army on July 21, 1957, and saw active duty for six months then being honorably discharged from service on April 1, 1960. After serving his country Lawrence went to work for Mt. Snow, Wilmington Ford, Colonial Shell, Avalanche Mountain Corp., Cup and Saucer and G.S. Precision. Throughout most of his working career he owned and operated D. Lar Depot in Wilmington. Lawrence, once a professional photographer, enjoyed photography, hunting, fishing, snowmobile riding, riding his motorcycle and watching wrestling and westerns on television. He was a member of the Snow Drifters Snowmobile Club and the BMW Motorcycle Club.

He is survived by his significant other and best friend, Lucy Garvin, of Wilmington; Michael Garvin, who he considered his son, of Wilmington; his brother, Richard Leonard, of Pownal; his sister, Sandra Leonard Katz, of Connecticut; and two grandchildren Alia Garvin of Wilmington and Isaiah Garvin of Vernon.

At the request of the family funeral services will be private. Interment will be in the family lot in Southview Cemetery in North Adams, Mass. There are no visiting hours. If friends desire, memorial gifts in Lawrence’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice, in care of Covey & Allen Funeral Home P.O. Box 215 Wilmington, VT. 05363. To send the family personal e-mail condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the care of Covey & Allen Funeral Home 44 East Main Street, Wilmington, VT.
Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 7, 2007
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