SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

February 10, 2014

Leora F. (Gibson) Harvey, 82


GORHAM, ME, & DANVERS — Mrs. Leora F. (Gibson) Harvey, 82, of Gorham, Maine, and Danvers, Mass., beloved wife of the late John B. Harvey Jr., died peacefully on Friday February 7, surrounded by loving family, at the Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine.

Born in Woburn, "Lee" was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Sabatis) Gibson. She was raised in Woburn and graduated from Woburn High School.

Mrs. Harvey was the executive regional director with the American Red Cross for many years, and helped many local families in need.

Leora was a longtime resident of the town of Danvers, prior to retiring to Gilford, N.H., and then Gorham. She was a talented artist who loved to play the piano. Leora, as a child, performed on the radio. She enjoyed spending her time boating with the love of her life, "Jack," an Air Force veteran, and of course spending lots of quality time with her family. She also enjoyed all of her family's pets over the years. She was a member of her church in Gorham, and Gilford, and the Maple Street Congregational Church in Danvers, and sang in the choir. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and caretaker, who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Leora is survived by her sons, John B. Harvey III and his wife, Diane, of Danvers, Todd Harvey and his wife, Suzette, of Gorham, Darryl Harvey and his wife, Sally, of Gorham; her daughter, Cheryl Harvey and Richard Croughwell of Bluehill, Maine; her grandchildren, Dale, Cara Curtis, Dana, Nora, Carson, and Colin Harvey; her step-grandchildren, Joseph and Kevin Murphy; her great-grandchildren, Christian and Connor Harvey, and Brayden Curtis; and several nieces and nephews. She was also the beloved sister of the late Allene B. Seminatore of Woburn.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral service will be held in the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., Route 62, Danvers, on Thursday, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Danvers. Visiting hours are on Wednesday, from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Leora’s memory to the Danvers Council on Aging, 25 Stone Street, Danvers, MA 01923. To share a memory, or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.