DOVER - Leo M. Bosse, 97, died Saturday October 20, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family.
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He was born on September 20, 1915 in Dover, the son of Isidore and Marie Louise Bosse, and has resided in Dover all of his life. He graduated from St. Charles School and Dover High School. He earned his degree in mechanical engineering and was valedictorian of his class of 1938 at Wentworth Institute in Boston.
Leo was a devoted and loving husband, father, Pepere, and provider. He accomplished all of his life goals and lived with no regrets. Leo was a man of great character and had an endearing sense of humor. He was able to fix anything and loved working on home improvement projects, his yard, and his garden. He built his family's camp in Milton, and it was a labor of love. His greatest pride and joy was watching his family enjoy every summer there for over two decades. Leo spent 40 wonderful years living in a home he built on the Piscataqua River on Dover Point.
For many years, he and his wife enjoyed travel and wintering in Florida and Arizona.
He was a life-long member of St. Charles Church where, for a time, he served as Church Council President.
Prior to his retirement in 1974 he was a Mechanical Engineer, P.E. at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. He was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.
The widower of Beatrice (Drolet) Bosse who died July 22, 2012, he is survived by four daughters, Elaine Wilbur of Dover, Joanne (Westfall) Gifford and her husband, Robert of Dover, Paula Formisano and her husband, Roger of Middleton, Wisconsin and Janet Parrott and her husband, David of Portland, Maine; seven grandchildren, Brian Wilbur, Karen Wilbur Sherman, Susan Wilbur, David Formisano, Lisa Formisano Wilson, Sarah Parrott Bianculli and Jessica Parrott Robitaille; and seven great grandchildren, Lauren, Cameron, Douglas, Samantha, Megan, Benjamin and Caroline; a brother Normand (Cynthia) Bosse of Windsor, Conn.; sister-in-law Anita Turgeon; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two of his sons-in-law, Donald Wilbur and Lou Westfall; three brothers, Laurent Bosse, Henri Bosse, and Raymond Bosse; and one sister, Helene Stacy.
The family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to his compassionate caregivers, Stacy, Norma, Lori, Ingrid, Lisa, and Danielle. A special thanks to John Wiswell who brought him comfort and friendship in the last year of his life.
Relatives and friends are invited to call Tuesday, October 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Tasker Funeral Home, 621 Central Ave. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Parish of the Assumption, St. Joseph Church, 150 Central Ave. Burial will follow at St. Charles Cemetery.
Memorials in his name may be made to Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center at Dana Farber Cancer Center, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, Mass. 02284-9168 , and The Woodman Institute Museum, 182 Central Ave, Dover, N.H. 03820.
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Tasker Funeral Home
621 Central Ave
Dover, NH 03820
Published in Fosters from Oct. 21 to Oct. 23, 2012