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Leslie L. Hartwell, III

May 26, 1929 ~ March 12, 2022 (age 92)

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Leslie Lysander Hartwell III, 92, of Lynnfield entered into eternity at Sunrise Senior Living of Lynnfield on March 12th.  Les was born in Winchester Massachusetts in 1929 to Leslie L. Hartwell II and Mary (Sullivan) Hartwell. The family would go on to live in Malden, Massachusetts, then Bellows Falls, Vermont; Eastport, Maine, and Puerto Rico before returning to Massachusetts.

Les graduated High School from Colegio Ponceno De Varones in Ponce Puerto Rico in 1948. He then attended The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. He was a Korean War Veteran serving in the United States Coast Guard on the Cutter the “Spencer.” After the war, he attended Boston University and went to work for the State of Massachusetts in the Division of Employment Security retiring as a Principal Review Examiner with 37 years of service.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years Una Mary (Forde) Hartwell of Lynnfield. His daughters Ellen Bova of Beverly, and Mary Katherine Hartwell of Manchester, New Hampshire. His son Leslie L. Hartwell, IV and wife Cynthia of Billerica and son Edmund T. Hartwell of Byfield. His greatest giving of self was to the upbringing of his family. He was a lifelong Marksman and enjoyed traveling with his wife Una returning to Ireland on multiple occasions. He is also survived by his grandchildren Luke Hartwell, Ryan Hartwell, Michael Bova and Julia Hartwell who brought him much joy.

Memorial donations can be made in his memory to a charity of your choice.

Visitation on Friday from 9:30 - 11:30 am - A Service will be held at 11:30 am - Burial will be private.

To send flowers to Leslie's family, please visit our floral store.


March 18, 2022

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Middleton, Mass
128 S Main St - Rt. 114
Middleton, MA 01949

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