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Leonard Main, 85

by | Jun 11, 2023 | Obituaries

Leonard Main

Leonard Main

Leonard J. Main of Hopkinton passed away June 8 at his home after a brief illness, with his family by his side. He was born in Brighton on May 12, 1938, to Leonard F. and Catherine G. (Sherman) Main. He graduated from Lowell High School in 1956.

Besides his wife of 58 years, Pamela (Magee) Main, he leaves his children, Robert J. Main of Hopkinton and Teri Main and partner Dan Matos of Hudson; two granddaughters, Kathryn Main of Worcester and Rebecca Main of Framingham; brother John W. Main and sister Ann (Main) Desjardins, both of Lowell, and many cousins and close friends. His sister, Mary Diane (Main) Hatch, and her husband, Tom, predeceased him.

He worked as a civilian employee for the U.S. Army Natick Laboratories for 27 years and then 10 years for Mitre Corp. at Hanscom Air Force Base as a logistician on government contracts, retiring in 1993. For 32 years, he served in the U.S. Army Reserve and retired as a sergeant major. He only wished his dad had lived long enough to have seen him receive this promotion. After retiring, he worked as the bar manager at the Woodville Rod and Gun Club, of which he was a member for many years. He enjoyed fishing and hunting with his son, Bob. He supported the kids fishing derby each year and encouraged his granddaughters to participate.  Following in their dad’s and “grampy’s” footsteps, they managed to win trophies for the largest fish many times. He worked at TJ’s Restaurant for over 20 years and continued to keep busy by doing some part-time deliveries for Sunnyside Gardens during the afternoons. He loved seeing the joy on recipients’ faces when he presented them with their beautiful flowers.

He was a 50-year member of Masons, having served as Master of Middlesex Lodge in Framingham, and affiliated with John Warren Lodge in Hopkinton, serving as Master two years, as well as treasurer and in other capacities. He was a former member of the Milford Commandery. He also was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a past patron, and at the time of his death was an officer in Myrtle Chapter No. 33, O.E.S., in Holliston along with his wife. They enjoyed their 50-plus years of membership traveling together around the state, making many friends along the way and working on charitable projects. He, along with his wife, supported the local Hopkinton Rainbow Assembly by serving on its advisory board for many years. He always said that youth groups need our support and he never lacked in this area.  Because of that example he demonstrated, he had bestowed upon him the Grand Cross of Color for this outstanding service — the highest honor given by Rainbow. He was very proud of it.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 15, from 5-8 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe Street. A funeral service will take place on Friday, June 16, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 61 Wood Street, Hopkinton. Internment will be at the Evergreen Cemetery, 306 Wood Street, Woodville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grand Chapter of Massachusetts, Order of the Eastern Star, P.O. Box 600583, Newtonville, MA 02460 (write Seafarers Scholarship Fund in memo section), or to the Rainbow Camp, c/o Mrs. Nancy Whalen, 20 Rainbow Circle, Middleboro, MA 02346.

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