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Leo LePage

Leo J. LePage

1934-2009 BRATTLEBORO Leo John LePage, 75, of Chase Street, a former resident of Baltimore, Md., died Monday night, Nov. 23, 2009 at his home following a courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Mr. LePage was born in Fall River, Mass. on Jan. 3, 1934, the son of Leo and Merilda Caya LePage.

He was raised and educated in Fall River graduating from BMC Durfee High School, Class of 1952.

In 1953, he enlisted in the Navy proudly serving his country during the Korean Conflict. While in the service he was a member of the Navy Band on board the USS Coral Sea. He was honorably discharged from active service in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1957.

He went on to attend Boston University where he earned a bachelor's degree in music.

From 1962 to 1963 he studied under Pierre Monteux, retired conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, at the Monteux School of Conducting in Hancock, Maine. He was also an accomplished jazz drummer and played in clubs around New York and Boston during his early career.

Mr. LePage was a member of the percussion section of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra from 1967 until his retirement in 2000. Previously, he taught music at Northeast High School in Anne Arundel County, Md. and had served as music supervisor at School Union #78 in Searsport, Maine.

In addition to his love of music, he loved nature and enjoyed painting, reading, cooking and biking.

On Oct. 17, 1959 in Avon, Conn., he was married to Patricia Allard, his loving wife of 50 years. He is survived by Patricia; two sons, Leo J. LePage of Baltimore and William J. LePage of Brooklyn; one daughter, Lise LePage of Brattleboro; one brother, Paul LePage of Baltimore; and one sister, Marceline Witengier of St. Louis, Mo.. He also leaves many nieces and nephews.

FUNERAL NOTICE: The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Dec. 12th at Saint Michael's Roman Catholic Church on Walnut Street with Rev. Richard O'Donnell, Pastor, celebrant. Friends and family are invited to an informal reception at Mr. LePage's home at 15 Chase St, Brattleboro from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11th.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Windham Humane Society, the Brattleboro School of Music or the Vermont Jazz Center.

Messages of e-condolence may be sent to the family in care of the funeral home at www.atamaniuk.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the ATAMANIUK FUNERAL HOME.



Published in Brattleboro Reformer from Nov. 25 to Dec. 1, 2009
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