It is with great sadness we inform you of the passing of our long-time friend...
Leonard C. Streeter
[ Originally published on: Saturday, August 28, 2010 ]
BERNARDSTON -- Leonard C. ''Whitey'' Streeter, 90, of Bald Mountain Road, died Friday morning (8-27-10) at his home.
He was born in Bernardston on June 28, 1920, the son of Harold S. and Ethel (Cairns) Streeter. Whitey was educated in Bernardston schools and was a graduate of Powers Institute in Bernardston, where he excelled in basketball.
He married the former Madeline Newton on Nov. 20, 1939. Madeline predeceased him in 1963. He then married his present wife, the former Heather MacLeod on Sept. 10, 1966.
He worked early in life at the former Mohawk Chevrolet in Greenfield as a car salesman. He was a self-employed horse and cattle dealer and a co-owner of Streeter's Store, where he worked as an employee for many years. He worked as a butcher for his uncle, Herman Streeter, and trained and raced harness horses.
He served both Northfield and Bernardston as animal control officer for many years. He was an accomplished horseback rider and enjoyed hunting, particularly on horseback.
He is survived by his wife and sons: Jack M. of Yarmouth, Maine, and Leonard C. Jr. and his wife Heidi of Acton; daughters: Margaret Fuller and her husband, Fredd, of Northfield and Joan Hamilton and her husband, Tom, of Greenfield; a stepdaughter, Linda Caldwell and her husband, Sherman, of Sheffield. He is also survived by his brother, Ernest and his wife, Polly, of Bernardston, and sisters: Eva Nelson and her husband, Cola, Eunice Randall and her husband, Bing, both of Bernardston, and Mary Merz and her husband, Karl, of Sun City, Ariz.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday (9-3-10) at 11 a.m. at the United Church of Bernardston. The Rev. Raymond Medeiros, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Center Cemetery.
There are no calling hours.
Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice of Franklin County, 329 Conway St., Suite 2, Greenfield, MA 01301.
Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield, is in charge of arrangements. To send condolences, please visit: www.kidderfuneralhome.com