WINCHENDON – Leonard James “Jim” Bardwell, 72, formerly of Winchendon died peacefully Tuesday at his sister’s residence in North Windham, CT.
He was born in Keene, NH on January 14, 1949, son of the late Oscar and Adeline (Tedford) Bardwell and lived in Winchendon for many years until recently. He had attended Thayer High School in Winchester, NH.
Jim worked for 38 years at Pratt and Whitney United Tech in Juniper, FL and East Hartford, CT until his retirement. Jim was a dog lover and loved to travel to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Florida and Las Vegas, NV. A registered Democrat, he was a member of the Winchendon Democratic Committee.
His lifetime partner of 42 years, Raymond L. Duval, died in 2010. He leaves two sisters, Marie Eldridge of No. Windham, CT and Annarene Mesic of West Swanzey, NH, a brother, Charles E. Leslie Sr of Winchendon and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Warner and a brother, Clarence Leslie Jr.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 11 A.M. in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon. Services may be viewed at the following link: https://webcasts.lifetributes.com/1175594
A calling hour will precede the service Wednesday from 10 to 11 A.M.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to a local animal shelter.