Leroy Michael Bidwell

June 5, 1933October 31, 2018
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Leroy Bidwell 85, of East Hartford CT. passed away peacefully on October 31, 2018. He was the son of the late Leroy and Mary (Gilberto) Bidwell. After serving in the United States Marine Corps Leroy was a dedicated East Hartford Police Officer for Twenty Seven Years. Leroy enjoyed golfing, playing cards, and was always the life of the party. His sense of humor will be greatly missed. Leroy is predeceased by his wife Judith (Brewster) Bidwell. Leroy leaves behind two sisters; Joanne Bidwell and Michele Lucas along with his two sons; Donald Bidwell and Michael Bidwell and his wife Laura. His three grandchildren; Donald Bidwell Jr. and his wife Erica, Christy Bidwell and Nicole Bidwell. Roy is also survived by his loving companion; Christine Ritchie. You are invited to visit with the family and pay your respects to Leroy on Monday November 12, 2018 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Newkirk and Whitney Funeral Home 318 Burnside Ave. East Hartford CT. 06108. Services will continue Tuesday November 13, 2018 with visitation from 10:00am to 11:00am and a Funeral Home Service at Newkirk and Whitney immediately following starting at 11:00am on Tuesday November 13, 2018. Internment will be immediately following funeral home service at Silver Lane Cemetery Silver Ln. East Hartford CT. To sign the online guestbook go to


  • Leroy and Mary (Gilberto) Bidwell, Parents
  • Christine Ritchie, Companion
  • Judith Bidwell, Predeceased by his Wife
  • Michael Bidwell, Son
  • Donald Bidwell, Son
  • Laura Bidwell, Daughter-in-law
  • Joanne Bidwell and Michele Lucas, Sisters
  • Donald Bidwell Jr. and his wife Erica, Christy Bidwell and Nicole Bidwell, Grandchildren
  • Leroy also leaves behind his 3 grandchildren.


  • Calling Hours Monday, November 12, 2018
  • Calling Hours Tuesday, November 13, 2018
  • Funeral Home Service Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Leroy Michael Bidwell

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Bill Hughes

January 15, 2019

Truly, one of the best.
He is missed

Millie & Bud Dickey

January 7, 2019

Just found out about Roy>s passing and we are very sorry. We know him from our park Ranch Mobile.
we were all were sorry to se him leave he was a lot of fun. Millie & Bud Dikey

Joyce Kennedy

November 12, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

The Kennedy Family

Trent Reopell

November 12, 2018

Was a great supervisor and a great person and will be missed.
Your in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless

Dennis Shea

November 10, 2018

As a rookie cop, I first met LeRoy #050, when he was a detective. He had no pretense and made one feel comfortable. He was a self taught crime fighter and had more contacts and informants on both sides of the law. If somebody could develop information about a crime, LeRoy was a most likely source. He refused promotion to sergeant so he could stay close "to the streets". LeRoy was brave and never backed off. He could walk in to chief Drumm's and chief Brazalovich's office anytime and tell them what he thought. He served in his own right as a "field training officer" to we street cops twenty years before there was formal FTO's. Most importantly LeRoy taught me to treat everyone with respect. He now joins his beloved Judy, Tony Piacenta, Tony Navikas, Neil Huber and Jack Rocks to name a few. God bless LeRoy and thanks for the countless memories. #091

William Evans

November 10, 2018

I remember leroy since i was 12 years old .His deceased wife judith children was my school classmates.Leroy was a great police officer and a marine.Rip leroy

Salvatore Fiducia

November 7, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Otto (Tony) Dowd

November 5, 2018

I worked with Roy,all the years he was on the job,a great person and loyal friend ...He will be missed.