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Survivors include his wife Margaret L. Leeman of 33 years. Children Jerry Leeman Jr. (Vida), Mark Leeman (Brenda), Mary Margret Leeman. Step children Lea K. Bowen (Chris) and Doug R. Lachapelle (Tasha). He also leaves behind numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and their families. Memorials may be given to Columbus Hospice or the Orrs Island Cemetery Association in his honor. The family extends its sincere thanks to everyone for their support during this time.
A private family graveside memorial service will held on October 2, 2021 at Orrs Island Cemetery at 11am. The family asks that friends join them for a celebration of life at Orrs Island School House in Orrs Island, Maine on October 2, 2021 at 12pm.
Erik Baker says
so very sorry for your loss.
Jackie merrill says
A huge chunk of the Island rock …a joy to know. So sorry to hear he’s gone from us.
ERIKA KOZAR says
He was the sweetest man and Midge he loved you dearly.
Bob and Sheila Trafton says
I am so sorry to read about your husband’s passing to heaven. You always
spoke so highly of him, I actually felt I knew him as a friend. May he rest
in peace in God’s hands. Stay strong and always remember all the great
times together as a loving couple.
Love and Hugs,
Bob and Sheila
Cheryl Hood says
I pray God wraps His arms around you and your family 🙏❤️🩹
Cheryl Hood says
I pray God wraps His arms around you and your family during this time 🙏❤️🩹
Linda Orr says
Sincere condolences for your loss.
Sharon Ray says
So sorry Midge, not easy losing a loved one
Al and Mary Leeman says
So very sorry for your loss.
Kathleen Johnson Tuck says
Once an Islander always. God’s love and blessings at this sorrowful time. He lived a good life.
Melissa (Rogers) Stufflebeam says
So sorry for your loss. The stories and memories will live on!❤️
Inez Dudley says
Jerry was an island mainstay! Definitely one of the good ones. Condolences to all the family.
Mrs. Kim Dobransky Chu says
What the heart has once cherished can never be forgotten. Holding you all close in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in the love, kindness and fond memories shared. I will forever remember his kindness & master mason talent building the chimney of my Harpswell house 🏡! 💕🙏🤗 Our deepest sympathy, blessings & hugs to you all❣️
Eddilee Mcmullen says
So sorry to hear of your loss. He was such a kind and gentle man. Condolences to the whole family.
Nancy Wyman says
So very sorry😔. Such a wonderful island man! 💔💔
Sherry Kenney says
So many memories in my younger years. Loved him and you all. I’m so sorry❤️❤️❤️
Stephen Leeman says
My uncle…I will always cherish you.
Paul H Vachon says
So very sorry for your loss.
Sharon Crowe Greene says
So sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences from the Crowe family.
Deb Murray says
The only man I know who would dare to start a restaurant and hire 2 of the most opinionated sisters anyone ever had. Thank you for some of the most cherished family memories I will ever have Uncle Jerry. And thank you Midge for always watching over him. You were his one and only soulmate in his life. All my thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Vicky (Reid) Coyne says
So sorry for your loss
gary bourassa says
i will miss our daily games and your words SHOOT TO WIN will stay with us all We will all play again someday
Bill Reid says
Jerry and I, along with 2 others were on Jerry’s last bocce team in Marco Islands largest League. Jerry played the first two weeks in January before playing became to difficult. We won the League Championship (36 teams) and gave Jerry his winners medal. Jerry was the best bocce played on Marco until recently and played almost every weekday. No matter how tough the shot was he always said “Shoot to Win”. Rest in Peace Jerry
Peter Pareene says
Jerry, you are a gentleman, thoughtful, honest and creative AND one hell of a bocce ball player!!
Had to be about 10 years ago now, that I was on Jerry’s team for one of the famous bocce tournaments.
We won that tournament and over the years we won four more times…Thank you Jerry. Jerry told me a story
that I will never forget. He said when he came to Marco Isl. he wanted to learn how to play bocce. So one
summer he threw a certain number of balls each day and at the end of summer he threw a total of 10,000 balls…..
Jerry had many interesting fish stories and always talked about his family..
Sorry for your loss Midge……
Becky McClelland says
So sorry for your loss Midge…Hugs!
Pat Packard Reed says
I met Jerry when I was six years old and spending my first summer on Bailey Island. He and Richard Crowe were my first two island friends. We spent hours playing with toy boats, small cars and hunting for crabs and starfish under the seaweed. Jerry actually saved my life that first summer. I had just learned to ride a two wheel bike and one day we were coming down the hill by his home on our way to the Garrison Cove. The boys were experienced riders and were way ahead of me. Jerry noticed I was behind and came back to check on me. I’d hit a rock on the then dirt road and flew over the handle bars. I landed on the road knocking myself unconscious. Jerry was four years older and strong for his age. He picked me up and carried me to the nearest house. In those days huge bait trucks barreled down that road to the beach where fishermen waited for their bait. Given the momentum, it would have been impossible for a truck to stop even if the driver had seen me. Several years ago I ran into Jerry in the grocery parking lot in Brunswick and told him this story. I hadn’t seen him for years but the smile, the kindness, the warmth , all were still there. He was one of a kind and I have such happy memories of our childhood summers on the island. Jerry will be missed by so many people. I send my deepest sympathy to his family.
Adelaide Pence says
So sorry to hear about Jerry! So glad he had you to love and care for him! He was not only talented in sculpting and many other things, he was a wonderful human being! He was good to everybody! The world could use a lot of kind people like Jerry!!!