Charles E. McLeod, 92

Charles McLeod

Charles McLeod

DENMARK — Charles E. “Charlie” McLeod, 92, of Denmark, died on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at the Bridgton Health Care Center in Bridgton.

He was born in Attleboro, Mass., on March 11, 1924, the son of Elwin and Edith (Tillson) McLeod, and was educated in Attleboro schools, graduating from Attleboro High School in 1941.

In 1943 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was assigned to the 290th Regiment, F Company, of the 75th Infantry Division, where he served his country in the European Theater until 1945 when he was sent home due to war-related injuries.

Charles married his sweetheart, Ida Moulton of Denmark, on Aug. 3, 1946, in Attleboro, where they lived until 1948 when they moved to Denmark. They raised three daughters.

Charles worked for a few years at the Diamond Match Company in Fryeburg, and for many years at Cardinal Printing Company in Denmark. He was very independent and built a huge two-story chicken house, where he raised and sold chickens for many years, from chicks to broiler-size. He also took pride in his woodlots and spent countless hours working in the woods cutting trees for firewood to heat his home.

He served in several positions for the town of Denmark. For many years he was a volunteer fireman. Every Friday night at 7 p.m., he would be at the firehouse with Merle Moore and the rest of the guys. He was a member of the board of selectmen for a few years, and also a school board member.

He loved hunting and fishing, gardening, and taking care of his family and home in Denmark. He was a wonderful dad who taught by example. He was independent, resourceful, self-reliant, and could do about anything he put his mind to — carpentry, plumbing, mechanics and more.

Besides his parents, Charles was predeceased by his wife, Ida (Moulton) McLeod. He is survived by his three daughters, Cynthia Lee, Judy Tardif, and Margaret Mills, all residing in Denmark; plus 10 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held on Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Gilman Cemetery on the Rocky Knoll Road in Denmark.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Bridgton Health Care Center, 186 Portland Road, Bridgton, ME 04009.

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