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Leo LeRoy Christmas

1944 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Leo LeRoy Christmas Obituary

On Thursday, July 17, 2014, Leo Christmas passed onto eternal rest. He was the most loving, loyal and supportive husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was born on July 14, 1944 in Bar Harbor, Maine, spending his childhood years in Enfield, Ct. He was proud to be a Seabee in the US Navy as a Veteran during the Vietnam conflict. He raised a beautiful family of four in Marlborough, CT for forty years, in a home he built and filled with love and joy with his soul mate, Joan. He worked hard to support his family, successfully building Electrical Contractors, Inc. in Hartford, CT. He retired from ECI after 35 years in 2005. He was very active for many years as a member of the Hartford Sunrise Rotary, Marlborough Building Committee, Zoning Board and Board of Education. One of Leo's most memorable moments was being on the Board of Education and being able to present his son Nick with his high school diploma. His true love came alive in his passion for painting and he leaves behind an extended painting family who will never be forgotten. Leo & Joan were avid travelers, most recently hitting the open road in the family motor home traveling from Florida to Alaska and back to CT. Their 3 ½ month, 10,000 mile trip was one of their most memorable vacations. He will be dearly missed by his children Nick, Steven, Wendy & Shawn Dietz, Kelly and Ryan Wolfe. Leo & Joan were also blessed with nine grandchildren; Zachary, Nicole, Lucas, Aidan, Jacob, Kady, Thomas, Avery, and his namesake baby Leo. Leo loved and cared for his mother-in law Gabrielle Messenger, he also leaves his beloved brother Donald Christmas & his wife Theresa, his sister Doreen & her husband Bob Grenus and his little sister Phyllis Barstis & her husband Bob. Leo leaves many nieces & nephews behind, especially Clint & Ray MacKeen, who spent many summers in training under Leo's tutelage, helping building our home. Leo will always be remembered for his generosity & huge heart. Calling hours will be Wednesday July 23 from 4 to 8 pm at Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave, Glastonbury, Ct. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Dunstan's Roman Catholic Church, 1345 Manchester Rd, Glastonbury, Ct. at 10 am on Thursday, July 24. Burial with military honors will follow in Marlboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Joan's 3-Day Walk at . For online condolences please visit

Published in The Hartford Courant on July 20, 2014
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