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Mary Leddy Veillette

SoVaNow.com / April 18, 2017


Mary Baldwin Leddy Veillette, 82, of Virginia Beach died Sunday, April 9, 2017. Born Mary Ellen Baldwin on Aug. 15, 1934, in New London, Conn., to the late William and Margaret (McMahon) Baldwin. She graduated from WMI High School in 1952. Mary studied secretarial sciences and became an excellent stenographer, typist and office manager, holding various positions throughout her career. Mary was married in 1955 to the late Capt. Charles, Leddy, USCG (Ret.). Mary and Charles enjoyed their retirement years at their lake home in Buffalo Junction.

Mary married Capt. H. Michael Veillette, USCG (Ret.) in 2005. She enjoyed gardening, reading, playing piano, collecting art, and travel. Mary's friends, colleagues and family will remember her for her witty, articulate sense of humor; her loyalty; and her quietly supportive generosity.

Mary is survived by her husband, Mike of Virginia Beach; her children Bill Leddy (Judi Hastings) of Paso Robles Calif., Ann Harris (Jim) of Palmdale Calif., Susan Bucheger (Duane) of Lake Linden Mich., and Barbary Leddy (Jim Jackson) of Raleigh N.C.; and two grandchildren; and her beloved step family, Chris Veillette (Connie) of Fairfax Station, Ann Slagle (David) of Tewksbury Mass., Jessica Brooks (Conrad) of Tucker Ga., and Patrick Veillette (in heaven); six grandchildren, two great grandchildren; her brother, Francis X. "Skip" Baldwin (Pauline) of Tallahassee Fla., and sister Patricia Hillyer of Stonington Conn., and numerous nieces, nephews and other loved ones.

A Memorial Mass will be held at Star of the Sea Catholic Church at Friday, April 21, at noon. Inurnment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

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