James Patrick Leo passed away October 31, 2018. He was born June 17, 1955 in Portland, Maine and raised on Munjoy Hill.
Jim graduated from Portland High School. After graduating, he followed in his father’s footsteps leading him to become a master mason. His work can be seen throughout downtown Portland on many historical buildings. He was a very talented mason and an extremely hard worker. He worked for Rice Management, Jeffrey Rice, for many years maintaining buildings.
Jim lived for the woods and was an avid and successful hunter. He always hunted in fair manner. One of his biggest accomplishments was a “Grand Slam” with a bow, hunting a moose, bear, deer and turkey in the same year. He was fortunate to be drawn for the moose lottery three times and has two beautiful bull moose mounts from these adventures along with a Boone and Crockett trophy buck and multiple black bear mounts. Seboomook was his favorite place to be.
Jim was also a lover of all animals. So much so that he bought his first farm two years ago for he and his daughter and grandchildren to be together. He took pride in raising pigs and chickens and helping maintain the horses care. He loved to come home to his farm with mountain views and “peace and quiet”. He was not a city man but a man of a simple life.
Jim was predeceased by his mother and father, William and Martha Leo; sister, Carol Jean; and brother, Bill. He is survived by his daughter, Jamie Leo; grandchildren, Connor and Bella; and siblings, Patty, Tommy, Kathy, Maureen, Danny, Cindy, Timmy and their families.
A gathering of family and friends will take place from 12:00 – 3:00 PM on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at A.T. Hutchins Funeral Home, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland.
“May the sun bring you new energy by day,
May the moon softly restore you by night,
May the rain wash away your worries,
May the breeze blow new strength into your being,
May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life”