Manchester-Leo Alfred Lemay, 87, of Manchester, died peacefully on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Maine General Hospital in Augusta.
Leo was born in Lewiston on August 29, 1924, the first son born to Joseph and Marie (Desrochers) Lemay.
He was an avid train collector and enjoyed talking about them just as much, and, was a member of the Train Collectors Assoc,. Other great interests were antiques, cars and other collectibles, flea marketing, and spending Sundays at Narrows Pond in Winthrop at the camp with all the family. Leo loved dogs and had one around him most of his life. He was a character known by many and always had a story to tell.
Leo served in the Navy during WWII on LST 327 for one, and, was in the Normandy Invasion, North Africa, and Sicily. After the service, he was the Maintenance Supervisor/ Groundskeeper at Bates College for many years until he retired.
He was predeceased by a brother; Michel Lemay, and two sisters; Theresa Wing and Cecile Gagnon.
Leo is survived by two sisters; Alice Daigneault (and husband Roland) of Lewiston, and Candide Lemay of Winthrop; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and their families.
A gathering will take place at 11am, prayers at 11:30am on Friday, July 13, 2012 Graveside, St. Peter’s Cemetery, Lewiston.
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357