Dorothy C. (Christie) Leitch(1922-2012)

LACONIA - Dorothy C. Leitch, 89, of 227 Ledges Drive, Taylor Community, and formerly of 195 Lynnewood Road, died at her home on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012.
Mrs. Leitch was born July 4, 1922, in Andover, Mass., the daughter of James P. and Thelma (Wanamaker) Christie. She was raised in Andover and attended Simmons College in Boston. She and John were married in 1943 in Trinity Church, Newport, R.I.
Mrs. Leitch was a member of St. James Episcopal Church and was a member of the Church's choir. She was an active member of the Opechee Garden Club and was a volunteer at Lakes Region General Hospital.
Survivors include her husband of 68 years, John B. Leitch, of Laconia; four sons, Douglas C. Leitch of Spruce Head, Maine, John A. Leitch of Scotch Plains, N.J., Peter W. Leitch of Londonderry, and David S. Leitch, of Littleton, Mass.; seven grandchildren, three great-granddaughters; one brother, James P. Christie Jr.; and several nephews and nieces.
There will be no calling hours.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 876 North Main Street, Laconia. Rev. Tobias Nyatsambo, rector, will officiate.
Spring Burial will in the family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 876 North Main Street, Laconia, NH, 03246, or to the Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 N. Main Street, Laconia, NH, 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to

Published in Citizen on Feb. 20, 2012