OBITUARY

Leander R. Sherman Jr.

May 31, 1935April 27, 2013
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Leander R. Sherman, Jr., 77, of New Bedford, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the devoted husband of Irene (Pastie) Sherman with whom he shared 55 years of marriage.

Born in Rhinebeck, New York, he was the son of the late Leander R. and Leona (Post) Sherman.

A proud Vietnam Veteran, Mr. Sherman served his country in the United States Navy for 20 years, retiring in 1972. He was a member of the V.F.W. Poirier Post 3260 in New Bedford and the Fleet Reserve Association.

After his military service, he worked as a machinist in several local mills until his retirement.

An outdoorsman and hunter, he enjoyed watching sports and working on his cars. He was an excellent cook who loved to feed his family and friends. Most of all, he loved the company of his beloved wife, children and grandchildren whom he adored.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his daughters, Sandra Deree and her husband Dana and Shari Crowell and her husband Jonathan; six grandchildren, Jenn Crowell and her partner Amy Case, Bethany Enzian and her husband Jeremy, Leah Poirier, David Crowell and his girlfriend Mary Paim, Amy Gleicher and her husband Mark and Audra Poirier; six great-grandchildren, Zachary, Devin, Amelia, Koen, Lucas and Lily; and nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late James and Douglas Fleischhauer.

Contributions in Lee’s memory may be made to Community Nurse and Hospice Care, PO Box 751, Fairhaven, MA 02719. Funeral services are private.

Services

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Timothy Ferreira

December 30, 2016

Irene I am so sorry for lee passing my heart and prayers goes outto you and your familyMay you mustn't peace now with our lord he will live on forever and now he was a very nice man and he was very funny and you was always helpful he was a good friend to meet and he is looking down at you and your family but he touched so many lives since then forever he will always be missed somuch

The Ferreira Family

December 30, 2016

Irene and family. We are so sorry for Lee's passing our hearts and prayers goes out to you and your family may he rest in peace now without boar we are so sorry for Lee's passing our hearts and prayers goes out to you and your family may he rest in peace now with our lord he will be missed so much he will live on forever now in heaven but he's looking down at all of you

Jess Bouchard

May 2, 2013

Jess Bouchard

May 2, 2013

Jess Bouchard

May 2, 2013

James Fleischhauer

May 2, 2013

I guess Uncle Bucky and I were always close because we only had a 12 year age difference, or maybe it was because we saw eye-to-eye on many subjects, or maybe it was just because every time we were together we had such a fantastic good time; or maybe it wasn't particularly our relationship, but rather it was because he was just such a genuinely great person that almost everyone loved instantly. Whatever the reason, I know he has touched many and we are all better because we knew him and he will be truly missed by all.

May 1, 2013

May 1, 2013

May 1, 2013

We all lost something when Lee was taken from us,but we were left better for having known him. His generous spirt and kind heart has touched us all. It is said if you have one real friend in your life that you are blessed, I was blessed because Lee was such a friend and he will be remembered with many happy memories. Peter Langevin

Joyce Poirier

May 1, 2013

I will always remember Mr Sherman's smile and generous spirit. I hope you will also be able to find comfort in the memories he has left you with.
I am sorry for your loss