WILTON — Leona Leavitt, 81, of Wilton, died late Thursday afternoon, Jan. 11, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Farmington on Aug. 23, 1936, a daughter of Clyde and Mary (Eichel) Seamon.
She worked as a stitcher at G.H. Bass for a time and later was a receptionist for Dr. Fuller and Dr. Knapp before becoming a licensed cosmotologist and having her own salons, starting in her home and expanding to downtown Wilton and later to a Farmington location. On Oct 23, 1953, she married Norman Leavitt, in Wilton, at the family farm. Leona was an avid seamstress and enjoyed knitting, quilting, painting and golfing. She was a great cook and loved to read, and most recently liked exploring on Pinterest and Facebook.
She is loved by her husband, Norman, of Wilton; children, Suzanne Mosher and her husband, Michael, of Chesterville, Cathy Snow and her husband, Jerry, of Winthrop, David Leavitt and his wife, Kristi, of Wilton, Lisa LePage and her husband, Dean, of Limerick, and Kelley Watkins and her husband, David, of Sanbornton, N.H.; a brother, Lewis Seamon, of Farmington; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Norman; and a son, Robert Norman Leavitt, in 2007.
Condolences and tributes as well as a memorial video may be shared on her memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.