Obituaries

Raymond Sanborn
B: 1935-03-18
D: 2019-06-13
View Details
Sanborn, Raymond
Coral Higgins
B: 1943-02-06
D: 2019-06-11
View Details
Higgins, Coral
Jeffrey McKeage
B: 1957-03-06
D: 2019-06-11
View Details
McKeage, Jeffrey
Marilyn B. Fidler
B: 1931-11-30
D: 2019-06-10
View Details
Fidler, Marilyn B.
Sandra Durgan
B: 1947-10-28
D: 2019-06-10
View Details
Durgan, Sandra
Carmen Parent
B: 1941-06-21
D: 2019-06-08
View Details
Parent, Carmen
Phyllis Leach
B: 1921-03-01
D: 2019-06-05
View Details
Leach, Phyllis
Brian Webb
B: 1959-01-12
D: 2019-06-04
View Details
Webb, Brian
Jeanette Witham
B: 1930-08-08
D: 2019-06-04
View Details
Witham, Jeanette
Norman Buzzell
B: 1935-12-16
D: 2019-06-03
View Details
Buzzell, Norman
Annette Scanlon
B: 1932-07-25
D: 2019-06-02
View Details
Scanlon, Annette
Robert Ellsworth Reynolds
B: 1927-01-30
D: 2019-05-30
View Details
Reynolds, Robert Ellsworth
Howard Hallett
B: 1937-04-14
D: 2019-05-29
View Details
Hallett, Howard
Ramona Pelletier
B: 1929-12-25
D: 2019-05-28
View Details
Pelletier, Ramona
John Nadeau
B: 1978-04-27
D: 2019-05-27
View Details
Nadeau, John
Eileen Kasten
B: 1921-10-25
D: 2019-05-26
View Details
Kasten, Eileen
Brady Louis Nickerson
B: 2004-10-31
D: 2019-05-26
View Details
Nickerson, Brady Louis
James Carmack
B: 1927-05-15
D: 2019-05-25
View Details
Carmack, James
Blanche Moylen
B: 1937-06-11
D: 2019-05-24
View Details
Moylen, Blanche
George Bowden
B: 1942-10-21
D: 2019-05-24
View Details
Bowden, George
Ida Sites
B: 1915-05-06
D: 2019-05-23
View Details
Sites, Ida

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries

Proudly Serving

Bangor, Brewer, Orono, Hampden, and surrounding communities

Phyllis Leach

Phyllis Leach (Colpitts)

Tuesday, March 1st, 1921 - Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Phyllis Leach, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of Phyllis Leach with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Obituary

Bangor - Phyllis (Colpitts) Lonko Leach passed away on June 5, 2019. She was born March 1, 1921 at home on Fruit Street in Bangor, daughter of Archie and Ina (Barchard) Colpitts. She was the youngest of three children.
Her mother was a homemaker and her father worked for the Maine Central Railroad.

Phyllis attended Bangor High School where she was a member of the All Bangor girls’ field hockey team and the debate club. She graduated from Bangor High School in 1938 and from Beal Business College in 1939. She became a secretary at Beneficial Finance and then she worked for Maine Central Railroad until 1941 when she left to work for the War Department at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. At that time, she met Corporal Louis Lonko on a blind date and they were married in 1944. She had to stop work for the War Department because a married woman could not have a position there. Lou was in the US Army Air Force and after their marriage, he served in North Africa during World War II.

Phyllis returned to Bangor in 1944 where she worked at Viner Shoe. After WW II, the couple moved to Wilmington, DE where Phyllis worked for Dupont. Louis had a brief hiatus from the military and they returned to Bangor where their daughter, Sandra was born. Louis later rejoined the US Army. Phyllis traveled as a military wife so the family lived in various places including Albuquerque, NM and St, Louis, MO. She and Lou endured several separations when she was not able to accompany him during WW II, two tours of duty in Korea, and one in Vietnam. Phyllis worked all her life, including for the Merrill Trust Co., followed by 27 years as a legal secretary at Mitchell and Ballou until she retired in 1990.

Locally she lived in Brewer, East Corinth, and Orrington. The family also had a camp on Moosehead Lake where they spent summers. In 2001, she married Harry Leach at the East Orrington Congregational Church. They spent winters in Florida. Phyllis was baptized in 1931 a member at the First Baptist Church where she served at one time as a Sunday school teacher, sang in the choir, and was a deaconess. She was also a long-time member of the Order of Eastern Star, Tuscan Chapter #198. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, sewing, jigsaw puzzles, and routinely played beano Phyllis was extremely devoted to her family who loved her very much.

Phyllis is survived by a daughter Sandra L. Stolt of Arlington, VA, a grandson David R. Stolt and his wife Julie of Augusta, ME and great grandchildren Jordan J. Stolt of Hallowell, ME, Anna Rose Stolt of Augusta and Robert M. Stolt of Augusta. Also surviving are niece Bonnie Puls and her husband Larry of Bangor and nephew Allan Colpitts and his wife Stephanie of Bluffton, SC and their extended families, sister-in-law Doris Adams of Bucksport, brother-in-law Norris Leach and his wife Gladys of Orland, and stepchildren Joseph and Linda Leach of Orland, ME, Cindy and husband Gregory Smith, and Kathryn Smith of Orrington, ME.

Phyllis is predeceased by her parents, her first husband Lou in 1999, her second husband Harry M. Leach in 2005, and her two brothers - Horace and his wife Cynthia and Keith and his wife Francis.

The family is extremely grateful to the staff of St. Joseph Hospice with a special thanks to Dana Dickson. The family also wants to thank the staff at Loving Touch in-home Care. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Phyllis may be sent to St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation, PO Box 1638, Bangor, ME 04402-1638. Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com.
Read Less

Service Details

  • Service

    Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 | 2:30pm
    When
    Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 2:30pm
    Location
    Brookings-Smith, Bangor
    Address
    133 Center Street
    BANGOR, ME 04401
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Andrew Files
  • Interment

    Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 |
    When
    Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
    Location
    Woodlawn Cemetery
    Address
    North Main Street
    Brewer, Maine 04412
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Phyllis here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Flowers
Provide comfort for the family of Phyllis Leach (Colpitts) by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist
S

Sloaneadah,iCloud.com

Posted at 12:52pm
To the dear, dear Colpitts family, we are so sorry for the loss of Phyllis. Lenor and I have such great memories of times spent with mother (Sally Hersey) and Phyllis and, of course, the whole family. Church, camp, Florida and trips in between. Our deepest condolences, Lenor, Ada and families.
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Video Album