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“To the Turner Family,The Haladay Family wishes to extend our sympathy and prayers on the passing of your parents. Our parents were such great...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Ann Mueller - Wakefield, MA

“I saw Leo's death notice in the Globe. My grandfather, "Red" Beaulieu, worked with him at the B&M and golfed with him at Mt. Hood - he enjoyed his...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Cheryl (Beaulieu) Ryan - Woburn, MA

“Condolences to all the family as an era passes with the loss of Leo. I have such fond memories of the parties and softball games at their house each...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Cindy Janes - WEST BRIDGEWATER, MA

“Our best memories are from The Tanglewood in Pompano Beach, Fl when "those April people" came!! We had so many good times but one I recall was Leo &...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Carl & Jean Thordahl - Rochester,, NY

“To all the Turner Family: Do know we both are thinking of you once again during another loss with Leo's passing. You all have certainly had your...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Eleanor Amoruso - Boynton Beach, FL

“So sad to learn of Leo's passing. I remember visiting the Turner home with Billie Lux in the late 40's, I will always remember Leo and Meg and their...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: John Murphy - Clearwater, FL

“Growing up next door to the Turner's there were always lots of kids running around. The neighborhood was fun to grow up in and Peggy and Leo were a...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Tony Strileckis, Jr - FL

“Leo was a kind and helpful man who will be missed, ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Bill Huntress - Melrose, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Leo C. Turner Sr. passed away at the Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester on October 28, 2016. He was in his 98th year. Leo was born at home in Melrose on June 22, 1919 to the late William & Mary (Curran) Turner. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1938 where he excelled in sports. He played hockey, baseball, football and track and was a 14 Letterman. He continued on after high school playing hockey in the junior Olympics and played semi-pro baseball and was inducted into the Melrose High School Hall of Fame. Mr. Turner starting working for the B&M Railroad in 1938, worked as a purchasing agent for over 40 years retiring in 1979. Leo was an avid Red sox fan and was so thrilled when the Red Sox won the World Series in 2004. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed playing at Mt. Hood Golf Course in Melrose and was a member of the MT Hood Park Commission for 20 years. Leo and his wife Margaret enjoyed spending winters in Boynton Beach, Florida, traveling to Spain, Ireland, Europe and they took numerous cruises on the Norwegian Cruise Line. Mr. Turner was a wonderful father, grandfather, great grandfather and a dedicated husband to his wife Margaret and was always by his wife's side everyday faithfully. Leo was the beloved husband of 74 years to Margaret E. (Lux) Turner. Loving father of Kathleen Devir & her husband Jim of NH, Michael Turner & his wife Cheryl of Melrose, Cindy Lux & her partner Michaela of Brighton, Robin McDonald of Wrentham and the late Leo "Chris" Turner Jr. Cherished grandfather of Kim, Karen, Mark, the late Mike Jr., Casey, Ry, Maggie, Sam & Julian. Proud great grandfather of Stephen, Jessica, Jack, Madelynn, Ty & Brennan. Also ... READ MORE →