Barbara C. Leach
January 27, 1950 - June 5, 2018
Service Date: June 15, 2018
Please join her family on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., in Alfred, to share memories, stories and enjoy light refreshments.
Barbara C. Leach, 68, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, died peacefully on June 5, 2018, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.
Barbara was born on January 27, 1950, the daughter of Robert A. and Charlotte M. (Libby) Clark.
She attended Mildred L .Day School in Arundel from kindergarten to eighth grade, followed by attending Kennebunk High School; and left a year later to marry her sweetheart and love of her life, Clifford E. Leach. They had met as kids, swimming at Kennebunk Pond, Barbara was 8 years old and Clifford was a teenager at 13 years old. And the skeptics said it would never last! Barbara and her husband, Clifford, were married over 51 years, and nurtured and loved their two children, Tammy and Troy. Barbara was very proud of her 30 years at Pratt-n-Whitney in No. Berwick.
Barbara could be found in the stands every Saturday night at Beech Ridge Speedway! With her outgoing and spunky personality, she made friends easily; whether it was in the line at the grocery store or having friends over for dinner. She was often the ‘life of the party’ and could put everyone to shame when she played poker! Her love of animals came from childhood, where her father had a pair of draft horses and made the rounds with them at the local fairs.
Barbara’s home was open to many of her children’s friends; she became a second Mom to many. Of course they had their share of cats and dogs to make the household complete. She and Clifford loved to go out for breakfast. They were joined at the hip, and you never would see one without the other.
She was proud of her children and could not be happier when she became a grandmother! Her heart was full of love for her family and she will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.
She is lovingly survived by her husband, Clifford Leach of Arundel; her daughter Tammy J. (Leach) Gardiner Arundel and her two daughters, Emily K. Violette and Nichole M. Violette; her son, Troy R. Leach of Saco and daughter-in-law, Kellie Rae Tix and step grandchildren, Dylon J. Slick, Kaycee M. Slick and Spencer T. Tix; and was a proud great-grandmother to Finley R. Osterday, the daughter of Nichole. She is also survived by her two sisters, Nancy Leach and Helen Packard.
Please join her family on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., in Alfred, to share memories, stories and enjoy light refreshments.
With Barbara’s love of animals, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Animal Welfare Society, P.O. Box 43, West Kennebunk, ME 04094.
The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.