Francis J. ''Chief'' Leddy, In Hamden, Feb. 22, 2002, Francis J. ''Chief'' Leddy of 210 Hillfield Rd., husband of the late Lois Whitham Leddy. He was born in New Haven, Sept. 10, 1921, a son of the late Vincent J. and Anna Rancourt Leddy. A graduate of Hamden High School,he trained at the Winchester Trade School. He was a veteran of WW II having served in the Navy. He joined the Hamden Fire Department after the service and after 42 years in the department he retired in 1987 as Deputy Chief. Mr. Leddy was a member of the American Legion, the USS LSM-LSMR Shipmates Association and a former member of the Hamden Fish & Game Club. He was a fisherman, hunter and enjoyed small craft boating. As an avid fan of youth sports he traveled with the Hamden High School Hockey Team and helped with their equipment. ''Chief'' Leddy is survived by a daughter, Sally L. Nutcher and her husband Roger of Hamden, sons; James F. Leddy and his wife Joanne of Hamden and Thomas J. Leddy and his wife Nancy of Madison. Also survived by 8 grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, former Fire Chief V. Paul Leddy. Funeral service from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN, Monday, Feb. 25, at 9:30 A.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 10:00 A.M. Friends may call Sunday from 4 - 8 P.M.

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  1. We will miss him very much. I (Lorraine) always looked forward seeing him at the Whitney Donut Shoppe. He always went out of his way to say .Hello.. He will be missed.Our deepest condolences to the family. He had a wonderful fulfilling life. He spoke lovingly about his grandchildren and his family. God bless. I am going to missTHE CHIEF . He allways had a smile on him and loved to tell me if and when he found one of those antique motors that he loved to restore.He allways kept me up to date on the entire family.I can truly say he was one of the nicest ,caring and pleasant man that i have known Tony Marone

  2. It’s always difficult loosing a loved one. You’re mother reminds me of the stories and songs my grandmother from Irland used to entertain us with when I was a child.

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