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Leonel "Lee" R. Gallant
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Leonel “Lee” R. Gallant, 83, of Merrimac passed away April 18 at his residence.

He was born in N. Andover on Sept. 8, 1934, son of the late Stanley J. and Annette (Paradis) Gallant.

Lee was a graduate of Haverhill Trade and started his career early as a machinist and over time worked his way up to become president of Walbar, Inc. He later was asked to open another location in Arizona for Walbar of which he was vice-president for 10 years. He later owned and renovated the Little-Larkin building in Merrimac.

He was a member of the Church of the Nativity in Merrimac, served on the board of trustees at Merrimac Savings Bank, was an avid golfer at Bradford Country Club and enjoyed boating and hunting.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 63 years Priscilla B. (Thornton) Gallant; their three children Theresa A. and her husband Jerry Larson of Merrimac, Raymond S. Gallant of Merrimac and Steven L. Gallant and Cami of Golden, CO; sister Rita Seppa of Ward Hill; five grandchildren Chad L. and Sarah Larson, Christina A. Larson, Pamela P. and Kenn Rowe, Stephanie M. Larson and Travis W. Larson; three great grandsons Ryan, Gavin and Daniel; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Claire Laroche, Adrian Gallant and Pauline Cayer.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the calling hours on Tuesday April 24th from 4-7 PM at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 South Main St. (Rte. 125) Bradford. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday April 25th at 11:00 AM at the Church of the Nativity – Holy Redeemer Parish, 4 Green St. Merrimac, MA. Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery, Merrimac.

Contributions in his memory may be made to St. Labre Indian Catholic High School, E. Tongue River Rd. Ashland, MT 59003 or St. Joseph’s Indian School, 1301 N. Main St. Chamberlain, SD 57325.

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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home

210 South Main Street
Bradford, MA 01835





11:00 AM
Church of the Nativity

4 Green St
Merrimac, MA 01860

Cemetery Details


Locust Grove Cemetery

99 Locust Grove Rd
Merrimac, MA 01860

Memorial Contribution

St. Labre Indian Catholic High School

E. Tongue River Rd.
Ashland, MT 59003

St. Joseph's Indian School

1301 N. Main St.
Chamberlain, SD 57325

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