Edwin M. Leach

Jun 17, 2019

Thomaston — Edwin Maurice Leach passed away peacefully at the age of 91 Thursday, May 23, 2019, at his home in Hudson, Mass. Edwin was born Dec. 9, 1927, in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada. His parents were the Rev. Hubert Leach and Nina Eva Carr Leach. Edwin’s family moved to the United States and settled in Thomaston in 1929. He was 2 years old.

He attended Thomaston schools. He graduated from Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H., in 1945, and from Harvard College in 1949. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. Edwin began his professional career in banking. After earning his master's degree from the University of Connecticut, he pursued a teaching career. He taught reading and general special education in Vermont and Massachusetts schools.

Edwin was an accomplished organist and choir director. He played professionally in several area churches in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Edwin spent his adult years in Boston and surrounding communities. He was an avid reader and he enjoyed the classical life, attending concerts, operas and theater. He was a world traveler and appreciated different cultures. He enjoyed sharing travel and city life with his many friends. After retirement, he spent his summers at Pine Acres on Kingston Lake in New Hampshire.

He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Edwin was predeceased by his parents and his two sisters, Olive Holbrook and Millie Abbott. He is survived by his daughter, Judith Ann Channon; his good and close friend Ben Chung; several nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and -nephews; and many friends.

Edwin’s life was celebrated Saturday, June 1, at the First United Methodist Church in Hudson, Mass.

A committal and celebration of life service with military honors will occur Saturday, Sept. 14, at 1 p.m. at the Village Cemetery on Erin Street, Thomaston. The Rev. Bob Dorr will officiate.

Arrangements are with Hall’s of Thomaston. To extend online condolences visit hallfuneralhomes.com.

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