Leonel W. “Leo” Bedard

June 14, 2018


Leonel W. "Leo" Bedard, 102, of Somerset passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Somerset Ridge after a brief illness. He was the loving husband of 70 years to Delia (Vadeboncoeur) Bedard.

Born in Fall River, son of the late Jeremie and Blanche (Bedard) Bedard, he moved to New Jersey in the 1930's and returned to Fall River in 1947, settling in Somerset in 1956. He was a communicant of St. Louis de France Church in Swansea.

Leo served in the Army during WWII and then worked at Anderson Little for 10 years prior to purchasing Luke's Variety in Somerset which he and his wife ran for 25 years until his retirement in 1979. He was a member of the VFW Post 8500 in Somerset where he held many offices over the years and the American Legion Post 321 in NJ. Leo was an avid golfer and member of the Swansea Country Club.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years; a sister, Jacqueline Zanelli of Jersey City, NJ and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was the brother of the late Normand, Emile and Roland Bedard, Maria Brabant, Rosetta Xanthakis, Florence Breault and Gertrude Lawler.

Calling hours are Tuesday from 5-8pm in the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton St., Somerset. His funeral will be Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 9:00am from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in St. Louis de France Church, Swansea. Interment with Military Honors will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Compassionate Care Hospice, 100 Myles Standish Blvd., Taunton, MA 02780.

Calling Hours

JUN 19. 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)

Hathaway Community Home For Funerals
900 Buffinton Street
Somerset, MA, 02726


JUN 20. 9:00 AM (EDT)

Hathaway Community Home For Funerals
900 Buffinton Street
Somerset, MA, 02726

Funeral Mass

JUN 20. 10:00 AM (EDT)

St. Louis de France Church,
Buffington St.
Swansea, MA, 02777

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