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Norman Russell Leonard

July 24, 1937 ~ September 6, 2018 (age 81)

Lyndonville, Vt: Norman Russell Leonard, 81, of Leonard Street in Lyndonville passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018, at UVM Medical Center.

Norman was born July 24, 1937, to Ernest and Edith (Vancour) Leonard in the house on Leonard Street where he lived most of his life. He worked for many years at Tap & Die as a machinist retiring in 1999.  He also had several part time second jobs including with the Lyndonville Post Office and the Sutton School. He enjoyed playing Bingo as well as his daily coffee at Bagel Depot along with several visits to Dunkin’ Donuts, and Saturday night dinners at Mooselook Restaurant.

He is survived by 3 daughters: Pam Benoit and husband, John, of Montpelier, Vt, Penny Roy and husband, Jerry, of Lyndonville, Vt, and Shannon Romeo and husband, Martin, of Barre, Vt; a brother: Reggie Leonard of Lyndonville; 7 grandchildren: Stephen Benoit (Megan), Peter Benoit (Whit Harris), Ashley VanZandt (Jon), Courtney Roy, and Bradley, Nathan, and AJ Romeo; 4 great-grandchildren: Kamryn, JaeTee, Isabella, and Colin; several cousins, nieces, and nephews; and his beloved dog: Luke.

Norman was predeceased by 5 brothers: Howard, Merton, Ernest, Floyd, and Cecil; a sister: Alberta; and an infant sister: Beverly.

Funeral Services officiated by Rev. Jay Sprout will be held Sunday, September 9, 2018, 11AM at Guibord Funeral Home, 15 Main Street in Lyndonville, Vt. Burial will immediately follow at Lyndon Center Cemetery.  Everyone is invited to “The House” at 100 Leonard Street for a cook out after services and burial.

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