Hermaine P. (Pekarsky) Leavitt of Canton, formerly of Sharon passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 3 at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton. She was 79. Mrs. Leavitt was the loving wife of the late James Leavitt.
Born in Kingston, NY on September 10, 1939, Mrs. Leavitt was the daughter of the late Harold and Blanche (Ratner) Pekarsky. She will be lovingly remembered by her family as a lifelong learner and a ferocious reader. Mrs. Leavitt graduated from Cortland State University with a degree in education and attended many classes at Bridgewater State University, both recently and over the years. Her years of teaching experience led her to purchase the Temple Nursery School in Norwood, where her talents helped the school thrive and employ many teachers and aides. She belonged to many book clubs and loved her local library in Sharon. One of her biggest thrills in life was the opportunity to run for Library Trustee for the town of Sharon. Mrs. Leavitt also loved to travel, whether it was a camping trip, a visit to her sister in Rochester, NY or around the world with her husband on cruises and various exotic trips. Some of her favorite trips included visiting Egypt and Turkey. She also enjoyed watching the Patriots and spending quiet times at Lake Massapoag in Sharon, but her favorite love in life was being “Grammy” to her grandchildren.
Mrs. Leavitt is survived by her three children; Barry Leavitt of Minneapolis, Ilene Leavitt of New York City and Beth Hanley & her husband Mike of Mansfield. She is the cherished “Grammy” of Jessica, Isabelle and Jillian, the dear sister of Sharon Trest & her husband Jeffrey of NY and is also survived by many close friends and family members.
Services will be held at Schlossberg Memorial Chapel, 824 Washington St., Canton on Monday, August 5 at 2PM. Interment to follow at Sharon Memorial Park.
Memorial observance at the home of Beth Hanley following the burial until 8PM, continuing Tuesday 1PM-4PM and 6PM-8PM.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 www.Dana-Farber.org/give.
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