Leon Morency, 85, a resident of Lowell, MA, died peacefully after a short illness on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at High Pointe House in Haverhill, MA. He was the beloved husband of Lorraine (St. Hilaire) Morency with whom he shared his life for the past 46 years. Together, they explored the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas after sailing from Newburyport to Marathon, FL which became their second home and motored cross country on road trips.
Born in Lowell, MA, on Dec. 20, 1934, he was a son of the late Wilfred and Amanda (Eno) Morency. Leon was educated first at St. Jeanne D'Arc School and later at Lowell High School. Shortly thereafter, he began working and making money. He joined the U.S. Army in 1954 and served for two years. In 1961, he was employed by Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Lowell until his retirement in 1980. Leon enjoyed fishing, camping and the outdoors, but nothing compared to his love of sailing and the love he had for his family. He taught his sons much of what they know about real estate, home ownership and the home repairs they could easily do themselves as he was commonly known as the family MacGyver, and a frugal one at that.
He was a member of the American Yacht Club of Newburyport and a parishioner of St. Francis Church in Dracut. Leon attended Mass and prayed on a daily basis. Most important, he was a friend of Bill W and a power of example to many.
Leon is survived by his wife Lorraine and his three children, David Morency and his late wife Karen Lee Morency of Dracut; his son, Duane Morency of Lowell and partner Laurel Anderson of Sarasota; his son, Daniel Morency and partner, Lisa Stott of Lowell; his grandchildren, Erica, Kayla, Nicholas, Derek, Eddie, Vanessa, Sara, Olivia; great-grandchildren, Adomus and Aubrey. Leon is also survived by his brother Normand Morency of Westford, his sister, Annette Bergeron of Tyngsboro, and his sister Suzanne Labranche and husband Joseph of Port St. Lucie; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Wilfred Morency, Jr. and Robert Morency, and sisters, Doris LaFortune and Vivian Denis.
The family would like to thank Claire Potvin for her compassion, dedication to both Leon and Lorraine and for the home care support she provided. We would also like to thank Chris Connolly for being a friend, confidant and pit bull for medical advocacy. Thank you for walking this journey with our dad.
His Funeral Services will be held at a later date to be announced.