Bradford, VT-Leon F. Gendron, 80, of South Road died Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, NH.
He was born January 4, 1939 in Woodsville, NH the son of Antoine Gendron and Adelia (Farr) Gendron. After attending schools in West Fairlee, he worked on the family farm, and later helped in the construction of Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, VT. Leon also worked many years at Blake Chevrolet and ran his own auto repair shop in Bradford for more than 50 years. In August of 1958 he married Gale Emerson in East Corinth, VT. Mrs. Gendron died in 1997.
Leon enjoyed NASCAR racing and racing at Bear Ridge Speedway, as well as snowmobiling, hunting, fishing and camping.
Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Thurston of Wells River, VT and Bonnie Tillotson of Bradford, VT, a brother, Antoine Gendron of Red Hook, NY, 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Brenda Gendron Pike, three brothers, William Gendron, Pete Gendron, and Bernard Gendron, and a sister, Bernice Piper.
Graveside funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family in Sawyer Cemetery in Bradford, VT. Arrangements are under the direction of Hale Funeral Home in Bradford, VT.
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