Leroy Francis Jarrett Jr.
March 6, 1928 – July 22, 2019
CHATHAM – Leroy F. Jarrett, 91, of Chatham, MA died July 22, 2019. He was born in Ludlow, MA; the son of the late Leroy and Cecilia (Eilers) Jarrett.
Leroy lived in Springfield most of his life and graduated from Cathedral High School and later graduated from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. He was President of the New England Church Interiors (Retired). He was a communicant and Eucharistic Minister of the Holy Redeemer Church in Chatham. He served as a Lieutenant in the Air Force Reserve during the Korean War, and was a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts.
He was a former District Governor and International Trustee of Serra International, a Knight Grand Cross of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and a Knight of the American Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta where he was a former Area Chairman.
He was also a member of the President’s Council at the College of the Holy Cross and a member of the Cape Cod Chapter Alumni Association.
He was a former Vice Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of Westbank Corporation and was one of the founders of Park West Bank and Trust Company.
He served as Chairman of the City of Springfield Police Commission in 1964, was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Memorial Small Business Assistance Corporation, Treasurer of the Chatham Historical Commission, and a Candidate for Mayor of Springfield in 1968.
He received Rotary International’s highest honor, the Paul Harris Fellow, from the Rotary Club of Springfield where he was a member. He was also a former President of the Colony Club of Springfield, a member of the Longmeadow Country Club, the Eastward Ho! Country Club of Chatham, the Monomoy and Hyannis Yacht Clubs and a FAA licensed pilot.
He was an Overseer at the Baystate Medical Center and a Corporator of STCC, Stage West, South End Community Center, and the Child and Family Services of Springfield.
Leroy was predeceased by his wife Ann (McNamee) Jarrett. He is survived by his sister Joan Jarrett Byrnes and twelve nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to College of the Holy Cross, 1 College Square, Worcester, MA 01610.
Visiting hours will be held from 4p-7p on Thursday, July 25th at Nickerson Funeral Home, 87 Crowell Rd, Chatham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11am on Friday, July 26th at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Chatham. Burial will be private. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.
- Calling Hours Thursday, July 25, 2019
- Funeral Mass Friday, July 26, 2019
Leroy Francis Jarrett Jr.
August 15, 2019
My husband Chris joins me in extending our deepest sympathy to Roy's family. He was a lovely Christian gentleman. I enjoyed seeing him and his wife Ann at Mass. He lived his faith and was an example of kindness, generosity, and a credit to his Church, community of Springfield, beloved "COTHC" as well as many worthwhile organizations and charities. In his grace and goodness he was lifted up to the Lord. Marcia Gorgone Wellesley, MA
July 28, 2019
We were surprised to see Roy's obit in this weeks Chronicle. We have been neighbors of Roy's on Riverview Dr. for the past 20 years. We recall when we first moved to our home when Ann greeted us to the neighborhood with some fresh bakery goods.
After two years at our first home on Riverview we sold it and built our new home up the street at 630 Riverview. Roy was always a classy quiet guy and was well respected on our street. He would always support my Alzheimer's Walk . I always ran into him at the Chatham Perk reading his paper and having breakfast. He always said over the years that he couldn't wait to get to heaven to be with Ann again. He will be missed. Richard and Anastasia Morgano.