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Leonard D. Maughan

May 17, 1918 — September 16, 2004

Leonard D. Maughan

Leonard D. Maughan, 86, of 13 Lake Shore Road, Effingham, New Hampshire passed away Thursday, September 16, 2004 at his home following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born in Dedham, Massachusetts on May 17, 1918 to Joseph B. and Marion Patrick Maughan, and educated in the Boston school system. Leo enlisted in the US Army on June 22, 1942 serving with a medical unit on Guadalcanal and New Caledonia for 18 months. He was assigned to Station and Field Hospitals as a Surgical Technician being Honorably Discharged on October 24, 1944. He worked for over 30 years in construction as a truck driver for the former Yemma Brothers and Merrimack Paving in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He and his wife of 57 years, Barbara Esty Maughan, retired to their summer home in 1989 located in Effingham having lived the majority of their married life in Groveland, Massachusetts where they raised their four children. Leo was an avid Red Sox fan and great sports enthusiast. Leo was instrumental in forming the Inter-Town Little League in the 1950’s and he was on the board of directors in the 1960’s for the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He was one of the founders of semi-pro basketball in the north shore of Massachusetts having coached and managed the Esty Lumber Basketball team. His family’s fondest memories of his sports activity was with stock car racing having been the ambulance/medical attendant for over 25 years at stock car racetracks throughout the New England states. Leo volunteered throughout the course of his life as a coach for Little League, Pentucket Boosters Club, American Red Cross, Groveland Fire Department, Groveland Civil Defense, Haverhill Senior Center and for the Veterans Administration Hospital. In addition to leaving behind his wife, Barbara, he leaves one daughter, Marilynn of Effingham, three sons, Robert of Wakefield, Rhode Island, Glenn of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Leonard and wife Jayne of Groveland and one granddaughter, Alicia Marie of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Services will be at the convenience of the family. Donations can be made in his memory to the VNA/Hospice of Southern Carroll County, PO Box 1620, Wolfeboro, NH 03894.
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