Leo R. Doyon, 89, of Wareham passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, February 17, 2021 with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of 67 years to Joan C. (Millette) Doyon.
Born and raised in New Bedford, son of the late Wilfred and Rhea (Latour) Doyon, he was a 1950 graduate of New Bedford Vocational High School and served in the United States Marine Corp from 1951 until his discharge as a Sergeant in 1954.
Leo was a fleet mechanic for Com Electric for 18 years until his retirement. Prior to that he had worked at the Goodyear Service Store in New Bedford.
He lived in East Freetown from 1966-2013 and was an active communicant of St. John Neuman Church there. In 2013 Leo and Joan moved to Wareham and joined the St. Anthony Church parish in Mattapoisett.
He was a longtime umpire of High School, Youth, Church and Adult league softball. Leo was a member of GNB Softball Umpires Association in addition to a member of ASA Softball Association and EasternMass Softball Umpires Association. He was an active umpire for 27 years. Leo was an instructional Little League coach in East Freetown for many years.
Leo loved the beach, especially Horseneck. He enjoyed mystery novels, old movies and doing crossword puzzles. Being with family for gatherings was very important to him.
He is survived by his loving wife Joan; a son, Kenneth R. Doyon and his wife Jane of Berkley; three daughters, Barbara J. Rounds and her husband Donald of Berkley, Nancy J. Damboise and her husband Joseph of Deerfield, NH and Sandra L. Doyon and her husband Jimmy Maseiro of Sterling; three grandchildren, Meghan, Kyla and Molly Rounds; a brother, Jerome “Jerry” Doyon of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews. Leo was the brother of the late Marcel and Roland Doyon and Irene Paine.
Calling hours are Sunday from 3-6pm in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St. Fairhaven. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, February 22, 2021 at 11am in St. Anthony’s Church, Mattapoisett. Private interment with military honors will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. For memorial register please visit, www.hathawayfunerals.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Nurse Home Care/Hospice, 62 Center St., Fairhaven, MA 02719.
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