Leon Graves Wilde


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Andover - Leon Graves Wilde, 92, of Andover, died Tuesday June 26, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born in North Andover, to the late Samuel Herbert Wilde and Susan Ann (Graves) Wilde. Leon was a graduate of Phillips Academy and the Northeastern University, Class of 1953. He served his country with the US Navy. He worked as an electrical engineer until his retirement and was also an author and inventor. Leon was an accomplished artist and avid woodworker. He enjoyed traveling with his family.
Leon is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, B. Joan (Wild) Wilde. They were married at the Trinitarian Congregational Church in North Andover in 1954. He is also survived by his son, David Wilde and his wife, Clare of Felton, Calif. and his daughter, Ellen McKeough and her husband, Peter of Andover.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. For online condolences please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com. Memorial contributions may be made to: Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack Street, Bldg. 9, Lawrence, MA 01843.
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