Leo R. Dutton

  • Born: March 10, 1937
  • Died: September 18, 2018
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Leo R. Dutton, 81, of Manchester, died on Tuesday September 18, 2018 surrounded by his family after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson's disease.

Born in Nashua on March 10, 1937, he was the son of Leon and Lena (Provost) Dutton and was one of 7 children. He grew up in Nashua, graduating from Nashua High School in 1955. After High School he enlisted in the U.S. Army serving a tour of duty in Germany during the Berlin wall crisis. He was honorably discharged in 1959.

In May 1962, he married Louise (Dallaire) Dutton in Lincoln and they were happily married for 56 years. They lived in Manchester and together raised 3 children and enjoyed spending time with them and participating in their activities.
He had been employed as a linotype operator with Lew Cummings Printing Company for 20 years and an LSM operator with the US Postal Service for 20 years.

He loved sports. Growing up he played softball in the ward leagues in Nashua. He coached Little League baseball and youth basketball. Later in life, he played tennis with his co-workers. He loved music, singing, "Whistling while he worked" and playing his guitar. He also enjoyed ballroom dancing and he and his wife spent many evenings at the Rockingham Ballroom.

Above all else, he will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother who will be greatly missed. Leo will be remembered for his kind ways and gentle soul.

He was predeceased by his parents, brother Richard Dutton and his wife Judith, brother Lawrence Dutton, sister Dolores Berube and her husband Omer, and brother-in-law Nick Psilopoulos.

He is survived by his wife Louise; his sons Scott Dutton and his wife Gloria of Pembroke, Kevin Dutton and his wife Martha of San Marcos, CA; his daughter Julie Dutton-Logie and her husband Stewart of Campbell, CA; four grandchildren Andrew, Heather, Thea, and Nina; his siblings Roland Dutton and his wife Betty of Nashua, Eunice Psilopoulos of Manchester, and Ellen Clement and her husband Bruce of Westmoreland; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A funeral ceremony was held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., Manchester. Private burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Lincoln, NH.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parkinson's foundation, http://Parkinson.org in Leo Duttons memory.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Posted by Bryan & Lynne (McDonough) Covey - Manchester, NH   September 22, 2018

My dear dear friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You were always laughing and joking keeping people around you happy. We spent many many hours on the tennis court I miss those days. May you rest in peace My Friend

Posted by Dominick Salvato - Fleischmanns, NY   September 21, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Leo left me and all his co workers at the USPS with great memories. He was that rare person who is loved by all. May your wonderful memories carry you through this difficult time.

Posted by Jo Ann Palermo - Derry, NH   September 21, 2018

My condolences to the family, Leo was a co-worker USPS and a good soul always to be remembered,Robert Guillemette.

Posted by ROBERT GUILLEMETTE - Beverly Hills, FL - Friend   September 21, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to the Dutton Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Posted by Normand & Helen Coutu - Manchester, NH - Friend   September 20, 2018

My sincere condolences to the entire Dutton family.
After reading Leo's obituary it appears that we traveled a similar athletic path - as youngsters and as adults.
Rest easy my old French Hill friend.

Posted by Ronald Gendron - Nashua, NH - Acquaintance   September 20, 2018

Mrs. Dutton, Scott, Julie, Kevin and families, The whole Vaal clan sends our deepest respect to Mr. Dutton's memory. Growing up on St.Marie Street, the Dutton family was always very special to us. Time may pass, but those nostalgic feelings are still there. Mr. D was always so happy to see us kids come. You are right, he was always a happy whistler. A few years ago, I did something with our son that the Duttons taught me. Great memories!
We wish heartfuls of love as you walk down memory lane celebrating Mr. Dutton's life. He was a wonderful man. Sending huge hugs from afar.

Posted by Bonnie Vaal-Stewart - Milford, CT - Friend   September 18, 2018

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