Leonard Phillip McDonald, 74, of Marlborough, died unexpectedly, late Sunday night, January 13, 2019, in the comfort of his home, after a period of declining health.
He was born in Plattsburgh, NY, the son of Emmet and Margaret (McDonald) Garrand. He grew up in the Mooers, NY area, attending Mooers area schools. In 64 he enlisted in the United State Army, he had the opportunity to travel many places and see much serving as a Military Police Officer before his honorable discharge.
He married Barbara Jean Brooks in a ceremony at the St. Stephens Catholic Church in Winooski, VT, on October 10, 1964. They recently celebrated their 54th Wedding Anniversary.
He was a skilled mechanic, owning his own Auto Service station in Marlborough, Lenny’s Citgo, for nearly 30 years. He also owned a station in Fitzwilliam for a time. Previously he had worked for stations in Dublin as was as at NH Ball Bearing.
He was a constant tinkerer, always working on or fixing something. He enjoyed camping trips at Lake Champlain. But his pride and joy were his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is survived by his beloved wife, of 54 years, Barbara McDonald of Marlborough; a daughter: Cynthia Hanninen and her husband Russell of Marlborough, a sister: Terry Woodley and her husband Ronald of Lake Helen, FL; a brother Wayne Mansfield, of NH; 4 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a daughter: Angela McDonald, a sister: Patricia Lafave, and ½ siblings: Marshall Garrand and Gertrude St. Clair.
Calling Hours will be held at the Cournoyer Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 33 River St., Jaffrey, NH 03452 on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Burial will take place at a later date.