Harrison W.’Harry’ McLeod, Jr.

June 30, 2017

Harrison W.’Harry’  McLeod, Jr.
U.S. Veteran

US Air Force

Korean War Veteran

HARRISON W.”HARRY” MCLEOD – in Woburn, formerly of Winchester, June 30th, at seventy nine years of age. Beloved husband of Hilda (Barwise) McLeod. Loving father of Kevin I. McLeod, his wife Ronda of Melrose, Paul D. McLeod, his wife Kim of Billerica and Karen Socorelis, her husband Peter of Woburn. Dear brother of Kathy Searles, her husband Jeff of NH, and the late Evelyn, John, Ronald, Francis, and Daniel McLeod. Cherished “Grand Dad” of Victoria, Derek and Kristen McLeod, Ryan Murphy, Bradley and Jason Socorelis. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, July 5th from 4-8p.m. Funeral Services are privateLongtime Postal Employee in Winchester. Harry loved the town of Winchester, he grew up there, delivered mail there for 47 years and served as a crossing guard for 8 years after. In lieu of flowers please consider a remembrance in Harry’s honor to the En Ka Society at https://enkasociety.wildapricot.org.

OBITUARY:

Harrison W. “Harry” McLeod, Jr.. passed away at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Friday, June 30th. The beloved husband of Hilda (Barwise) McLeod, he was seventy- nine years of age.

Harry as he has been called throughout his life, was one of seven children born in Winchester to the late Harrison W., Sr. and Katherine (Harrigan) McLeod. He grew up in Winchester, attended school there and was a graduate of Winchester High School, Class of 1956.

Harry enlisted in the United States Air Force following high school and spent some time in England. During Harry’s time there he established some friendships. One of his friends, suggested to a friend, who was moving to Boston that she give Harry a call when she got there. Well, she did! A relationship developed and by the end of the year, they were married!

Settling in Winchester, they brought three wonderful children in to the world. They later moving to Melrose for a brief time and then to East Woburn in 1977, where they nestled right in and have remained.

After the service Harry secured himself a position with the United States Postal Service. For over forty seven years, Harry proudly served the community of Winchester as a postal employee. Harry thoroughly enjoyed each and every step of his forty seven years of service; he loved people and people loved him!

Following his retirement from the Postal Service, always being an active man, Harry decided that if at all possible he would like to be a crossing guard. Off to the Lincoln School in Winchester, the following fall, where he remained for eight years. Again, Harry truly enjoyed the comings and goings of the youngsters, providing them with the safest of journies too and from school.

Family was very important to Harry, and as the children grew and had families of their own, “Grand Dad” took great pride in his grandchildren.

Harry and Hilda enjoyed taking several cruises over the years and always looked forward to a week in Maine in the the early fall. They’re most favorite place of all to be, was at home!

Harry had also worked as a bartender for well over thirty five years at Kitty’s Restaurant and Lounge in North Reading. He often volunteered his skills in that area at the Elks, or any other function hall that was for charity purposes.

A man known for his hardworking, honest and friendly personality, Harry was very sociable, kind, and well liked gentleman throughout his lifetime. A very humble man, Harry thoroughly enjoyed his life, and shared a great love of family.

Harry was predeceased by his parents along with siblings, Evelyn, John, Ronald, Francis, and Daniel McLeod.

Harry is lovingly survived by his dear wife Hilda (Barwise) McLeod, his children Kevin I. McLeod, his wife Ronda of Melrose, Paul D. McLeod, his wife Kim of Billerica and Karen Socorelis, her husband Peter of Woburn. Dear brother of Kathy Searles, her husband Jeff of NH. Cherished “Grand Dad” of Victoria, Derek and Kristen McLeod, Ryan Murphy, Bradley and Jason Socorelis. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, July 5th from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Services are private. In lieu of flowers please consider a remembrance in Harry’s honor to the En Ka Society at https://enkasociety.wildapricot.org.

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  1. Dear McLeod family. I had pleasure of know Harry growing up in Winchester he was my mailman.always had a smile on his face.My parents Edward and Lorraine hollohan love talking to Harry every day.He was just a great guy will be missed. I will keep him in my prayers. Again very sorry for your loss Sincerely Peter J Hollohan

  2. Dear McLeod family, I am so sorry to have read of the recent death of your loved one Harry. Please accept my most sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be very comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28,29 and Revelation 21:3-5. These verses tell us that soon Jehovah God through his son Christ Jesus is going to bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones, as well as do away with all the causes we have for suffering including sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my hope that these thoughts will likewise comfort your family also during this most difficult time in your lives. If you would like to read these Scriptures online for free or find more comforting thoughts, please visit jw.org Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss.
    Sincerely, Trudy Nowell – Panama City Beach, FL

  3. George & Chris Ragusa
    My dear wife and I would like to extend our condolences for the loss of your loved one (Proverbs 17:17). At difficult times like this we realize how precious and fragile life can surely be (James 4:14). As your family and friends comfort one another, as a neighbor we pray you also be comforted by the sure hope the Bible gives us for all those who have died (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4). As recorded in the Bible, Jesus promised that one day he was going to bring back to life all those who have died (John 5:28, 29). That is why he encourages all of us to exercise faith in that promise, the life that Jesus gave in our behalf, and be blessed as we see that promise fulfilled (John 11:25; 3:16; 6:40;James 2:17). The Bible makes it clear that death is an “enemy” not only to mankind, but also to Almighty God (1 Corinthians 15:26). That is also why God promises to remove forever all the pain, suffering, wickedness, and death that mankind has had to endure for thousands of years (Revelation 21:3-5; Psalm 37:10,11,29). At that time soon, as the Bible indicates, both the living and the dead who are brought back to life will enjoy life, everlasting life, as God originally purposed for this earth thousands of years ago in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 1:28; Jeremiah 29:11). What a glorious day that will be for mankind who are doing what God asks of us, namely that we simply do His Will, not our own (1 John 2:17; 5:3; Proverbs 3:5,6). Please read and meditate on all these scriptures in your Bible and be comforted and blessed (Psalm 1:1-3; John 17:3). Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  4. A SPECIAL lifelong friend who will be sorely missed..Rest in Peace Harry. With Love & Fond Memories, Carl & Bunny Bruno

  5. Dad we are going to miss you so much, you will always be in our hearts. We love you! Rest in Peace.

    Love Karen, Peter, Brad, Jason, Ryan and Joe.

  6. Jeff and I are deeply sadden my the
    death of my brother Harry we love him
    so much Our prayers are with all of his family Love Kathy and Jeff Searles

  7. My Condolences to you Hildi and to your wonderful family. Our thought and prayers are with you all. Harry was a great man. We will never forget him.

    Jodi & Dave George & Family

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