James G. Leavitt, Jamie to his friends, passed away suddenly at home on January 27, 2012, in Tewksbury, Mass. He was 52 years old.
Jamie and his wife, Holly (Dwyer) Leavitt were together 34 years and married for 27 years. He was a loving husband with quick wit and a wild sense of humor. He was a thoughtful and encouraging father to daughter, Shauna K. Leavitt and son, James N Leavitt.
He also leaves behind his parents, James P. and Dorothy T. Leavitt of South Dennis, a brother, William Leavitt and wife, Jeanne Leavitt, their 2 children, William Jr. and Christopher Leavitt of Stoneham Mass., a sister Susan, and husband, Bruce Schneider, their two children Michael and Timothy Schneider, and sister Mary Petersen and husband, Richard Petersen, their 2 children Mark and Jessica Petersen.
He grew up in Lexington, Mass. and attended Lexington schools. He had many close friends and worked at Lexington Lumber as his first job. He loved driving his black Lincoln with suicide doors and having his dog Kilo and future wife Holly sitting beside him. He lived for a short time in Bedford Mass. and watched many Hanscom Air shows from the roof of his house. He loved being in New Hampshire at a summer house on Balch Lake fishing with his son, teaching his daughter how to drive a boat, and sitting around the fire telling stories and jokes. Jamie loved driving his snow mobile with friends and family and racing his children over the frozen lakes. He always won. Jamie had a love of dogs and had many in his life time. His latest dog Chase had a talent for singing along with him every morning. Whether they were adopted or rescued they were always considered part of the family.
Jamie’s legacy will always be his laugher and ability to make people smile and feel special. It is because of those qualities that those who knew him always looked to him for advice and support.
He will forever be missed, but will always be loved and celebrated as an amazing husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend.
His funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Williams Church, 1351 Main Street, Tewksbury, Mass. on Friday, February 10, at 10:00 A.M., followed by the Rite of Committal at Westview Cemetery, 520 Bedford Street, Lexington, Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701