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Thomas Gerald Leveille

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BENNINGTON -- Thomas Gerald Leveille, 79, a resident of Bennington for 18 years, and a former resident of Cheshire, Conn., for 30 years, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, Feb. 17, 2005, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington.

He was born in Monson, Mass., on Oct. 20, 1925, the son of Frank and Cecil (Thayer) Leveille and attended local schools.

Thomas was a field superintendent for Westinghouse Elevators in Hartford, Conn., retiring in 1984 after 38 years of service. He served as a Cpl. in the 33rd and 36th Battalion Infantry, U.S. Army, in Belgium and Germany during WWII. He married the former Edith Pease in Monson, on March 9, 1945. They would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on March 9.

He enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening and traveling. He was a member of the American Legion in Monson and the Carl Dessaint, VFW Post 1034, Brattleboro.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Edith Leveille of Bennington; his son, Gary Leveille of Great Barrington, Mass.; his daughter, Lynne Weagle of Paxton, Mass.; his sister, Agnes Meyer of Ellington, Conn.; two brothers, Francis Levielle of Brimfield, Mass. and Olin Leveille of Somers, Conn.; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy Hoisington of North Grosvenor Dale, Conn., and a brother, John Leveille of Somers, Conn.

Funeral services and interment will be held in the spring in Hillside Cemetery in Monson. There are no visiting hours.

For those who wish, memorial contributions in Mr. Leveille’s memory may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, c/o Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 957 Bennington, VT 05201.

To send e-mail condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the care of Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 West Main St., Bennington.
Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 19, 2005
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