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Paul M. Leon

1934 - 2016 Paul Michael Leon, a resident of Mann Hill Road, passed away July 2, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. Paul was born in Boston, MA on May 2, 1934 the son of the late Phillip and Florence (Decoteau) Leon. He received his education in Boston schools, graduating from Roslindale High School. He continued his education attending the University of Massachusetts. Paul was a United States Army veteran serving his country during the Korean Conflict. Upon his honorable discharge Paul worked as a master electrician for forty-five years and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #7. He was superintendent of Fire Alarms in Pittsfield, MA for fifteen years, taught classes at Berkshire Community College and was the main distribution driver for the U.S. Post Office. Paul was very active in American Legion Post 90 in Pownal serving as Commander and Adjutant. He was a HAM radio operator and member of the International Municipal Signal Association. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and riding his motorcycle. Paul extensively traveled all over the world, was a former Eagle and Beaver Scout and Boy Scout and Sea Scout leader Paul is survived by his wife Virginia Leon of Pownal whom he married in Dalton , MA in May, 1980, children Michael John Leon of Seattle, WA, Phillip Edward Leon of Berkshire, MA, Brenda Leon of Seattle, WA, Carol Leon of New Jersey, Dianne Leon of Michigan and Joanne Leon of California, step-children Susan Bravos of Cortland, NY, Pamela Durham of Austin, TX and Diane Vittone of Pownal, VT, twenty three grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughter Kathleen Johnson and stepson Theodore Shogry, Jr. FUNERAL NOTICE: A visiting hour will be held at the Four Chaplains All Faiths Chapel on Thursday July 7, 2016 from Noon-1pm. Funeral services for Paul will be held Thursday July 7, 2016 at 1pm at he Vermont Veterans Home Four Chaplains All Faiths Chapel. Interment will be private. If friends desire, memorial gifts in Paul's memory may be made to the Pownal Rescue Squad, c/o Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home P.O. Box 957 Bennington, VT 05201. To send the family personal email condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home 213 West Main Street Bennington, VT.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 6, 2016
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