Leah Mary ColemanFebruary 24, 1923 ~ April 7, 2017 (age 94)
Bath – Leah M. Coleman, 94 of Dike’s Landing passed away Friday April 7, 2017 at her home with her family by her side.
She was born in Prince Edward Island on Feb. 24, 1923 a daughter of Felix and Mary Arsenault Gallant. The family moved to Bath when Leah was a baby and she was educated in the Bath schools.
Leah worked all her life, starting at Hallett’s Drug Store, where she met and later married Stanley Coleman; later at Congress Sportswear, Stinson Canning, and various local banks, eventually retiring from Bath Saving Bank. She also worked at the Bath Voting Polls for many years.
On November 10, 1943 she married the love of her life Stanley R. Coleman at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bath and the couple made their home in Bath.
Always ready and willing for a new adventure Leah enjoyed playing the slots, beano, knitting with her knitting group; but the most important thing in her life was family.
She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where she helped in the office.
Leah is predeceased by her husband who died August 4, 2006; and eight brothers and sisters, Leo, Margaret, John, Henry, Felix, Matilda, Imelda, and Rita.
Surviving are her son Richard Coleman and his wife Sandra of Winthrop; a daughter, Arlene M. Strahan and her husband Roy of Winslow; a grandson, James M. Strahan; 3 granddaughters, Dawn Marie Brooks, Michelle Mitchell, and Holly Ballweg; 7 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews (one of which, Mary Bowen, was more like a sister). A special thanks to Sarah from Hospice for the care she showed Leah.
Visiting hours will be 10:00 to 11:30 am Wednesday April 12th at David E. Desmond & Son Funeral Home, 638 High St., Bath. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated 12 noon on Wed. at All Saints Parish, St. Marys Catholic Church, Lincoln St., Bath. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Hospice Care 60 Baribeau Drive Brunswick, Maine 04011. Following the mass of Christian Burial, a reception in Leah’s honor will be held in the lower level of the church.
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