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Mansfield; LeRoy Elder

Posted By Obits On March 7, 2010 @ 8:45 am In Obituaries | 23 Comments


MANSFIELD – Leroy E. Jr.,  69, of Caledonia, Queens County, passed away peacefully in North Queens Nursing Home, Caledonia.

             Born in Caledonia, he was a son of the late Leroy Sr. and Ruby (Frail) Mansfield.

             Leroy was a machine operator employed with N.F. Douglas Lumber. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved his family especially his grandkids. He was known by his family as the “biggest Boston Bruins fan”.

He is survived by his wife Maxine (Croft); sons: Steven (Cheryl) and James (Lori), both of Harmony Mills. Gary (Suanne) of Hibernia, Terry (Tabitha) of Caledonia. Son in law Joseph Callaghan of Westfield. 10 grandchildren and 3 step grandchildren. Sisters: Joan Brewster of Brooklyn, Sally Corkum of Annapolis, Margaret Kelly and Sharon (Terry) Feener of Blockhouse, Carolyn (Richard) Shupe of NB, Sylvia (Bruce) Fancy of Hibernia. Brothers: Franklyn (Joan)  and Robert (Doreen) both of Harmony Mills. Ronald of Bridgewater and Mitchell of Waterville. Raymond (Annie) of Liverpool. Neal (Laverne) of Westfield, Michael, Douglas (Mary), Roger (Donna), Jerry and Donald, all of Antigonish. Edward of Alberta.

He was predeceased by his daughter Tammy Callaghan, infant granddaughter Myra, Sisters Shirley, Betty and June. Infant brother Terry and brother John.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral service will be Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in Caledonia United Baptist Church. Reverend John Boddy officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations may be made to any charity. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com.

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Condolence from Sylvia and Bruce on March 7th, 2010 1:40 pm

You were more,so much more than I could have wished for in a big brother. And pls when playing cards with Uncle Ken up there no flipping cards from the bottom. You will be remembered and will live always in our hearts. Until we met again.

Love you,

Condolence from Corina & Willis Huphman on March 7th, 2010 3:11 pm

Cheryl & Family: So sorry to hear the loss of your father in law…just can’t imagine what you guys are going through after just losing Tammy…the pain and suffering are no more and they are FLYING HIGH WITH THE ANGELS….they are together again…!

Thinking of you all…

Condolence from Mary Jo Conway on March 7th, 2010 6:59 pm

Thinking of you Maxine and your whole family you have
been through so much
Junior Zong and Mary Jo Conway

Condolence from Candy and Allan Fancey on March 8th, 2010 6:52 am

Words can not describle how heavy your hearts must be at this time of your loss.Just know that our thoughts and prays are with you all.

Condolence from Gerald Keddy, MP on March 8th, 2010 9:17 am

Dear Maxine and family,

So sorry to hear of Leroy’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.


Gerald Keddy

Condolence from Karl Carver, Kelly Sue Wile & Keegan on March 8th, 2010 2:46 pm

Sis and family we are sorry to here about your loss.If we can do anything to help , we are only a phone call away.Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Condolence from Carolyn Tufts on March 8th, 2010 5:14 pm

Maxine ,, i can say i know what you are going through at this time as i have been there myself ,, no words can express how you are feeling but keep your family and friends close and time will help with the pain . Knowing that Tammy and Junior are together again and looking down on you may it give you the strenght to caring on with all the great memories of your love ones .. My heart goes out to you and all your family .

Thinking of you all
Carolyn Tufts

Condolence from Steven & Brenda Kennedy on March 8th, 2010 7:14 pm

Dear Maxine & Family,
All of our blessings are going out to you from the family of our late Mom ” Betty “.
God Bless and take care.

Condolence from Kathy Brewster on March 8th, 2010 7:39 pm

Love To You All… Joan ( Sister), Kathy, Lisa And Our Family’s…

Condolence from Rev mrs john r sullivan on March 9th, 2010 1:48 am

we are deep sadness on the leroy
our love and our prayer be with u maxine and family

Condolence from Ronnie & Debbie Uhlman on March 9th, 2010 7:47 am

To all of you – the family
There are no words that can ease you sorrow at this time, but there is a hope, one of love that lives on and on and many memories that time will never erase. Our thought are with you
during this difficult time.
Ronnie & Debbie

Condolence from Sue Bissell on March 9th, 2010 7:58 am

Very sorry for the loss of your brother, uncle, grandpa, father and friend. Your American cousin, Sue.

Condolence from Janette Robar on March 9th, 2010 9:17 am

Sorry to hear about your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of need.

Condolence from Elaine Klaver(R.N.) on March 9th, 2010 9:44 am

On behalf of the Palliative Care Team at N.Q.N.H.
I wish to express our condolences to the family and
friends of Junior Mansfield.
Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time.
Elaine ( R.N.)

Condolence from Cathy and Randy Conrad and family on March 9th, 2010 10:32 am

Sorry to read of your husband s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.

Condolence from Rodney Shupe, William Shupe and Frances Forrest on March 9th, 2010 11:35 am

Maxine and Family, So sorry to hear of Jr.’s passing. We hope your wonderful memories of him will bring you comfort and peace at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Carolyn and Richard Shupe on March 9th, 2010 1:13 pm

To a wonderful sister in law and her Family,
Caring thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow. May the happiness you all shared be warmly remembered and may those memories help to ease the pain of your loss.
Rest in peace my brother — Gone but not forgotten.

Condolence from Kim Kempton on March 10th, 2010 6:39 am

To my Aunt MAxine and the boys,
I can only imagine how you all feel during this dreadful time. I can only offer you all my love and support as I am all to far away. You have all been dealing with such a difficult time with the passing of Tammy, 5 weeks ago. Then you loose your father/husband. The time is rough and difficult and you wonder how can I deal with all this. You have strength and courage through each other and each others shoulder you will all come together in this most difficult time. Love you all and think of you always Kim.

Condolence from Richard & Heather Whynot on March 10th, 2010 9:10 am

Dear Maxine & Family
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Junior.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
With Deepest Sympathy
Richard & Heather

Condolence from Doug and Linda Lucier on March 10th, 2010 5:40 pm

Dear mxine and family. We are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed your stories Maxine,You always made a comedy out of everything.This is different ,but you will handle it in your own way .Know that we are thinking about you and your family …Sincerely Lin and Doug

Condolence from Tammy Kelly on March 11th, 2010 3:13 pm

Aunt Maxine and family,

Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers as well as Mom’s (Margaret). I am sure that Uncle Jr was smiling down at us all today. It was a beautiful service.

Please take care.

Condolence from evaweare on March 12th, 2010 7:24 am

DEAR MAXINE AND FAMILY i’m certainly thinking of you and your family .this has been a very rough time for all.but i’m sure your childern will be there for you as well as you are there for them .think of all the wonderful times and laughs you shared together.doesn’t matter how down you felt your joking and smiling way would pick you up.certainly miss the joy working with you .anyhow hang in there girl i know you a verry strong person.anything i can do just ring my number.

Condolence from Debbie Herman/Brewster on March 17th, 2010 10:15 pm

Dear Aunt Maxine & Family:

My Sincere Sympathy to you all. I can not imagine the pain you all must be going through. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

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