Edmund “Ned” F. Leger Sr., 93, of Hopkinton died peacefully after a short battle with COVID-19 on April 23. Born in Walpole in 1927, he served in the Coast Guard on troop transport ships during WWII. He was director of maintenance at the Charles River Hospital in Wellesley for many years.
He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Ellen, and siblings, Eleanor Huff and Paul Leger. He lost his wife, Dotty, and daughter, Kim, in a tragic house fire in 1970, and his son, Chip, died in 2014. He was also predeceased by his longtime best friend, Phyllis Bishop, and her youngest son, Leicester B. Bishop, Jr. Ned leaves Phyllis’ remaining children, Brooks Gernerd and her husband, Fred, and their daughter, Elisabeth and her husband, Johnny Webster; Gordon Bishop and his wife, Sherion; and Leicester’s widow, Debby Bishop and their daughter, Victoria Ellis.
He was a loving and proud grandfather to Elisabeth and Victoria. Armed with a quick wit and always ready with a joke, he had friends wherever he went. He was happiest at his little bit of paradise on the lake in Hopkinton.