Leo R. Sauvé ’54

Leo R. Sauvé ’54 died on April 2, 2019, in Boston, Massachusetts. 

(The following was published in the Union Leader on April 7, 2019:)

The Rev. Leo R. Sauve, 86, of Nashua, N.H., went to be with Our Lord on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at Massachusetts General Hospital after being involved in a serious motor vehicle accident.

After graduating from Bowdoin College in 1954, Leo served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. It was during this time that he fell in love with Mollie, his loving wife of sixty-three years. In Leo’s early career, he worked for Dunkin’ Donuts management, several hospitals as a food service director, and as a real estate agent.

After a life-changing near-death spiritual experience, he became an ordained minister with the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel where he served for twenty-five years.

Leo loved people of all ages and enjoyed bringing smiles to everyone he met with his witty sense of humor. Leo went out of his way to thank fellow veterans for their service and took the time to express his appreciation. Leo was brilliantly gifted to teach and motivate and was widely respected as a man of true faith.

Besides his wife Mollie, Leo is survived by three of his children: Alan and his wife Lovely, Charlene, and Paul, all of Nashua, N.H. He was predeceased by his eldest daughter Diana Marie in 2000. Leo is also survived by four grandchildren, Joshua Calaguiro of Dover, N.H., Jennifer Grimshaw and her husband Steve of Falmouth, Maine, Sarah and her husband Trey of College Park, Md., and Alissa Garfunkel and her husband Adam of Arapahoe, N.C. Leo also has four great-grandchildren, Hayden, Aynslie, Arabella and Eloise. Leo is also survived by his two sisters, Anne-Marie Levesque and Jacqueline Giering both of Salem, Mass. He was predeceased by his oldest sister June Marie Sauve-Boucher in 1984. He leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and close friends.

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