Danvers — Mr. Leonard Cletus St. Pierre, 87, passed away on December 6, 2013, in Danvers. He was born on December 27, 1925, in Salem, Mass., to Helen and Lloyd St. Pierre. He graduated from Salem High School in 1943, and in 1944 enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving until 1945 in the 26th Infantry Division in the South Pacific. He earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Boston College in 1951.
During his distinguished career in the electronics industry, Leonard worked in sales and product management for ITT Cannon, Viking Connectors and Panasonic Industrial Co. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a regular communicant at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Salem.
He led a rich and full life. His work entailed traveling throughout the United States and Europe. During his retirement, Len and his wife, Shirley (Fuller) St. Pierre, who preceded him in death in 2012, enjoyed walking, visiting Cape Cod, and keeping up with their large and active family.
He was an avid reader and student of history. Len was admired and respected as a businessman and made friends easily and often. He took pride in teaching all of his children to drive, some with more success than others. He was a devoted father, husband, brother, and grandfather and will be remembered for his sense of humor, good-naturedness, and generosity.
Leonard was predeceased by three brothers, Lloyd, Lawrence and Kenneth St. Pierre; and his grandson, Kurt St. Pierre. He is survived by his 11 children and their spouses, Richard and Barbara St. Pierre of Peabody, Dr. David St. Pierre and his wife, Luanne of Danvers, Ann (St. Pierre) and Michael Edgerton of Middleton, Carol (St. Pierre) and Paul Savage of Ipswich, Leonard and Angela St. Pierre of East Hampstead, N.H., Mark and Elizabeth St. Pierre of Ballston Lake, N.Y., Martha (St. Pierre) and Christopher O’Hara of Bedford, N.H., Andrew and Kathleen St. Pierre of Hamilton, Thomas St. Pierre and Janine Jaras of Peabody, Barbara (St. Pierre) and Michael Mullin of Cohasset, and Joan (St. Pierre) and Todd Carrigan of Quincy. He also leaves his brothers, Ronald St. Pierre of Beverly, and James St. Pierre of Salem; a sister, Olive Fitzgerald of Newburyport; 29 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral Mass will be held in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 260 North Street, Salem/Peabody Line, on Wednesday, December 11, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours will be held in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, on Tuesday, December 10, from 3 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Len’s memory to the Cotting School, 453 Concord Ave., Lexington, MA 02421, or to Children’s Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115. Assisting the family with the arrangements is The O’Donnell Funeral Home 46 Washington Sq., at Salem Common, Salem. To share a memory, or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.