On Saturday, October 12, 2019, George A. McLeod, loving husband and father of two children, passed away at the age of 86.
George was born on December 4, 1932 in Yonkers, NY to George and Jean McLeod. He graduated from the Stamford High School in 1950. A veteran of the United States Navy, George earned several medals, including the National Defense Service Medal. He married Mary Ellen Hewett in 1966 and moved to Newburyport where George worked as a clerk for the United States Postal Service.
George was preceded in death by his parents, George and Jean McLeod and his brother William (Bill) McLeod. George is survived by his wife Mary Ellen McLeod; his son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Jennifer McLeod of Amesbury, MA; his son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Lisa McLeod of Escondido, CA; two siblings and their spouses: Betty & Tom Smeriglio of Florida, and Johanna & Gary Fowler of Tennessee; sister-in-law Patricia McNamara McLeod; and his seven grandchildren.
Family and friends may call Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home 193 High St. Newburyport, MA 01950. THERE IS NO LONGER ANY PARKING AVAILABLE BEHIND THE FUNERAL HOME PER ORDER OF THE CITY OF NEWBURYPORT. George’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Newburyport on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 10:30AM. Burial will be private at a later date. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Mr. McLeod's life.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty by mail at MSPCA-Angell Attn: Donations 350 South Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02130 or online at https://www.mspca.org/donate-now/. George was a compassionate animal lover.
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