Peabody — Leo A. Plante, 70, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the Pilgrim Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center in Peabody following a long illness.
Born in Peabody, he was the son of the late Simeon and Florence (Parras) Plante. He grew up in Peabody and attended Peabody schools.
Mr. Plante was a machinist with General Electric Company in Lynn for 40 years before retiring 11 years ago.
Leo enjoyed golfing in several North Shore leagues and playing softball where he was known for his pitching skills. He also enjoyed bowling. He will be remembered for his love of sports, his strong will, and for living his life simply.
He is survived by a son, Todd Plante of Lynn; one grandchild; friends, April and Steven Paolini, who helped in his caregiving; three step-children; and several nieces and nephews. He was also the husband of Judy (Murray) Plante of Peabody.
ARRANGEMENTS: Following cremation, relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather for a visitation on Friday, April 19, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a Funeral Ceremony at 1 p.m. in the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 89 South St., # 802, Boston, MA 02111. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for online obituary and condolences.