Leo Landry

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Leo Landry, 93

SCARBOROUGH - Leo Landry, 93, of Scarborough, died peacefully Dec. 3, 2017, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, in Scarborough, with his loving family members at his bedside.

Born on April 15, 1923, in Westbrook, to Augustine and Julia (Poulin) Landry, the youngest of seven children, Leo grew up in the West End neighborhood of Portland.

He left school to start work in the shipyard in South Portland at the beginning of World War II. Later enlisting in the Army, he served in the Army Air Corps as an aircraft mechanic for the 34th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron, seeing duty in England and France.

Returning to Portland after the war, he became a City of Portland firefighter and met his future wife, Mabel Johndro. They married in 1949, a marriage of 68 years. They had three boys, Gary, James, and Steven. Leo worked very hard to support his family, holding down two jobs for many years.

As well as being a firefighter, he worked as a painter and wallpaper hanger. Leo worked in specialty wallpapers, papering the walls in many of the finest homes in the greater Portland area. After retiring from 25 years of service in the fire department, he worked in property maintenance for Harnden Realty.

Leo was an avid sports fan, especially of the Red Sox. He also volunteered to coach Little League for several years. In retirement, he enjoyed bowling and took up artistic painting and stained glass craft. He and Mabel enjoyed traveling and attended several of his army unit reunions.

Leo is survived by his wife, Mabel; sons, Gary and wife Chari Chalmers, of Westbrook; James and wife Kari, of Spokane, Wash.; and Steven and wife Gail, of Portland. He also leaves behind two granddaughters, Charissa and husband Sean Warnock, of Carthage, N.Y.; and Kelly and husband Jason Tornichio, and great-grandsons Lucian and Tristian Tornichio, of Henrico, Va.

Visiting hours will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at Hobbs Funeral Home, 671 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 150 Black Point Rd., Scarborough, Monday, Dec. 11, at 11 a.m. Following the Mass, interment will be at Brooklawn Memorial Park, 2002 Congress St., Portland. Arrangements under the guidance of Hobbs Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at: www.hobbsfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the
Scarborough Fire Department
EMT Training and Equipment Fund
246 U.S. Route 1
Scarborough, ME 04074

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Hobbs Funeral Home - Scarborough - Scarborough
671 U.S. Route 1
Scarborough, ME 04074
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Dec. 7 to Dec. 10, 2017
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