Leonard R. Mailloux, 79, of Hampton, N.H., husband of Kathleen M. (Kelly), passed away Dec. 3, at Merrimack Valley Hospice, Haverhill, surrounded by his family.
Born in Haverhill, he was the son of the late Leo A. and Blanche M. (Shaw) Mailloux. Raised and educated in Haverhill, he was a graduate of Haverhill Trade School, class of 1955. He served his country in the United States Army National Guard and was honorably discharged in 1964. Mailloux began his career in motorcycles as the service manager at Goudreault’s Honda dealership in Haverhill until he purchased Depot Honda in 1979 in Hampton, N.H. The business moved to Rye, N.H., in 1994. His passion for flying began at the Haverhill Airport, taught by Don Dutton. He obtained his pilot’s license and continued flying out of Hampton Airfield. He enjoyed spent more than 30 years of winters in West Palm Beach, Fla., and made many trips to Disney World with his grandchildren. He passed on his love of camping to his family, making memories at Apache Campground and Mi-Te-Jo Campground in the lakes region of New Hampshire. Leonard also enjoyed hunting and target shooting.
Besides his wife of 58 years, he leaves two children, Michael L. Mailloux and his wife Dorothy of Haverhill, and Cynthia M. Mailloux and Michael Giammarino of North Hampton, N.H.; brother, Richard Mailloux and his wife Paula of Salem, N.H.; sister, Janet Fitzgerald and her husband Gerry of Haverhill; two grandchildren, Ashley Mailloux and Courtney LaCroix; four great grandchildren, Trent Kinsvater, Bradley Daskey, Carolina Daskey and Jailynn Lacroix; and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral mass Friday, Dec. 9, 11 a.m., in Our Lady the Miraculous Medal Church, 289 Lafayette Road, Hampton, N.H.. Arrangements under the direction of Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA 01843