Barbara A. Williams Leavitt, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister died unexpectedly July 12, 2010 after a sudden illness. She was born in Waterville, January 20, 1936 the eldest daughter of Chicory and Hazel Williams.
Barbara was active in the Ellsworth community. Along with her husband Tom, they owned and operated the Sears Catalog Store for many years. She also worked at the Ellsworth American and the Maine Tourism Board. Barbara was an active member of the Ellsworth Lioness and Ellsworth Jaycees.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, C. Thomas Leavitt of Ellsworth; daughters, Kathleen Leavitt and Roger Salley of Ellsworth, Valerie Peasley and husband William of Otis, Kimberly Hayden and husband Mark of Waltham, MA; son, Michael Leavitt of Ellsworth; grandchildren, Nikolas Robbins, Joseph Gallagher, Michael Leavitt, Aimee Spaulding and husband Zach, Chad Leavitt, Frank Pellerin, Richard Pellerin, William Peasley and wife Erin, Leon Peasley and wife Emily, Daniel and his sister, Allyson Hayden; eight great-grandchildren; siblings,, Brent Williams and wife Lea of Winslow, Beatrice Porter and husband Clifford of Augusta, Brenda Williams of Jackman. She will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends at the YMCA. She was predeceased by her parents and daughter, Patrice.
Calling hours will be 5:00-7:00, Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St. Ellsworth. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00, Thursday, July 15 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ellsworth with Father Scott Mower, Celebrant.
Following the interment at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, a reception will be at Father Kenny Center, St. Joseph Church.
Contributions in Barbara’s memory may be made St. Joseph Catholic Church, 231 Main St. Ellsworth 04605 or the Downeast Family YMCA, P O Box 25, Ellsworth 04605
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