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Helen M. Leavitt
NEWPORT—Helen M. Leavitt, 81, died September 2, 2012 at her residence. She was born February 10, 1931, the daughter of Dennis and Ruth (Johnston) Bishop. She graduated from Skowhegan High School, Class of 1949.

She had been employed as a waitress at Myrtle Hall’s restaurant and Gallison’s, both in Corinna. Helen also worked on potato harvesters for Charlie Perkins and Roland Buck, and volunteered many years for the Sebasticook Valley Community Center in Newport.

She is survived by 3 daughters, Christine and Lorraine Leavitt, both of Dexter, and Elaine Leavitt of Newport; 2 step-sons and their wives, Robert and Glenice Leavitt of Garland and Richard and Linda Leavitt of Ripley; 9 grandchildren, Benjamin, Matthew, Michael, Brian, Robert, Jr., Stephen, Melissa, Amy, and Christopher; and 7 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Benjamin Leavitt.

Friends may call from 4 to 6 P.M., Wednesday, September 5th at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Because of a family medical appointment, funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M. Friday, September 7th, with the Rev. Will Walters officiating. Burial will be in the Exeter Center Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 122 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330. Those who wish may leave written tributes at

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