Richard Pond Leahy1

M, #30101, b. Jul 17, 1931, d. Feb 26, 2015
Father*Reuben Gordon Leahy1 b. Jan 24, 1904, d. Sep 1, 1977
Mother*Grace Nancy Lafley1 b. Apr 24, 1906, d. Jul 8, 1935
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Birth*Jul 17, 1931 Richard Pond Leahy was born on Jul 17, 1931 at Enosburg Falls, Franklin County, Vermont, United States.1 
 He was the son of Reuben Gordon Leahy and Grace Nancy Lafley.1 
ObituaryFeb 26, 2015  OBITUARY: Richard P. Leahy, 83, of Arcadia, Florida passed away February 26, 2015. Richard was born July 17, 1931 in Enosburg Falls, VT, to the late; Reuben and Grace Leahy. He served our country in the US Navy. Richard was a quiet, witty, gentle man, and a gentlemen. He loved his family and had spent the last 23 years enjoying a more relaxed life in Florida with his wonderful wife of 60 years, Helen.

Before retirement Richard and Helen spent their lives working hard and planning for one of their greatest accomplishments, building their dream home, a beautiful log home on the mountains in NH. They worked side by side many long nights and week-ends building their dream home. It didn t happen overnight but they succeeded and what a home it was. There were many gatherings there (including a few weddings) with family and friends.

Richard also enjoyed golfing and reading. For all you that knew Richard, the husband, father, grandpa, brother and the friend, you should all have a smile on your face when you think back on any of the memories that you have of him ..that s the way he would want it!

Richard is survived by his wife, Helen Leahy, of Arcadia, FL, son, Michael (Karen) Leahy, of Claremont, NH, daughter, Paula (Kevin) Mannes, of Lake Worth, FL, sisters; Nancy Levesque, of Claremont, NH, Barbara (John) Putnam, of VT, Susan (Phillip) Pare, of Claremont, NH, Ann Williams, of NY, Donna Cornett, of NH, grandchildren; Jason Leahy, Brittany Leahy, Tyler Leahy, Jesse Minckler, Cody Minckler and great grandchildren; Blake, Brady, Maddy and Logan. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ponger Kays Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia, FL. Online condolences can be made at

Published online at - 26 February 2015.2
Death*Feb 26, 2015 Richard Pond Leahy died on Feb 26, 2015, at age 83 at Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida, United States.2 


Helen Baker


  1. [S1094] State of Vermont, Birth Record - Brith Record -
  2. [S19] Obituary - Online, Newspaper or Funeral Home.