Dr. Leo T. McCallum, M.D., age 81, a longtime resident of Framingham, passed away with his family by his side on Friday March 28, 2014 at the Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham where he served this community for over a half century. During his final stay at the Framingham Union Hospital, his colleagues provided exemplary care and compassion to one of their own. Born in Framingham, at this same hospital, he was the son of the late William C. and Margaret L. (Ryan) McCallum. He is a graduate of Framingham schools, where he was a multi-sport athlete and a top student. Dr. McCallum received a full scholarship to Yale University
and graduated in 1954. He went on to receive a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the London School of Economics prior to returning to Yale University where he earned his Medical Degree in 1958. He interned and began practicing medicine in Boston area hospitals before returning to Framingham in the 1960's. Dr. McCallum proudly served as a surgeon during the Vietnam War
, with the rank of Lt. Col. in the U.S. Army. Upon his return from the service, he continued his medical career caring for the Framingham community as a doctor and surgeon. During his surgical career that spanned over fifty years, Dr. McCallum received numerous awards recognizing his contributions to medicine and touched many lives. He is survived by his wife Brenda T. (Gill) McCallum and his four sons: William C. McCallum and his wife Jennifer of Newton, Leo T. "Tom" McCallum, Jr. and his wife Katrinka of Morrisville, N.C., John H. McCallum and his partner Nancy of Rowley, and David J. McCallum and his wife Jamie of Dedham. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Victoria, Cassandra, Nicole, Christine, Lachlan, Declan, Ryan, Haydn, Bridget and Taylor. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Mass on Saturday April 5, at 10 AM in St. Stephen's Parish located at 221 Concord St., Framingham. Burial will follow in the family lot in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fenwick St. Framingham. There are no funeral home visiting hours. Arrangements are under the care of the Norton Funeral Home, Framingham. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the
to suport the research and medical advances toward which he dedicated his career or in his honor to the Yale University, School of Medicine. Dr. McCallum was looking forward to attending his upcoming 60th reunion from Yale.