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William R. Leach

October 19, 1932 ~ December 31, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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William Leach Obituary

South Attleboro - William R. Leach, 91, of River Drive, died Sunday, December 31, 2023 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Alice M. (Sweeney) Leach.

Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late James "Milton" and Mildred (Slocum) Leach, he had lived in South Attleboro for the past sixty years.

Mr. Leach worked as a production supervisor for Stop & Shop Supermarkets for over thirty years, retiring in 1994. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War.

He is survived by two daughters, Lori Sarazin of South Attleboro, and Donna Stomberg of West Greenwich; one son, William R. Leach, Jr. of Largo, Florida; one sister, Mary Ann Soave of Smithfield; one brother, Robert Leach of Florida; seven grandsons; four great grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Mary Lou Bergeron; and the brother of the late Donald Leach, Mildred Johnson, Elizabeth Cassidy, Dorothy Corry and James M. Leach, Jr.

His funeral service will be held on Monday, January 8, 2024 at 10:30 am in Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln. Burial with military honors will follow in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. Family and friends are invited, and may attend visiting hours on Sunday from 2:00 -5:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the Alzheimers Association. 245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906, or to HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904 would be appreciated. For directions or to leave a message of condolence, please visit

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January 7, 2024

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Bellows Funeral Chapel
160 River Road
Lincoln, RI 02865

Funeral Service
January 8, 2024

10:30 AM
Bellows Funeral Chapel
160 River Road
Lincoln, RI 02865

Burial with Military Honors
January 8, 2024

Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter


Alzheimer's Association - Rhode Island Chapter
245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence RI 02906

HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care
1085 North Main Street, Providence RI 02904


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