BIDDEFORD — Leopold Henaire, 81, of Biddeford died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 at Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford.

He was born on April 20, 1936 to Henry and Marie (Deschambault) Henaire in Biddeford. He was educated in local schools.

He proudly served in the United States Army in the 11th Airborne from 1955 to 1958. When he returned he went to work as a machinist at NKL Tanning for 20 years. After the mill was closed, he went to Nichols in Portland until his retirement in 1999.

He belonged to the American Veterans of Foreign Wars in Old Orchard Beach. He was an outdoorsman at heart. He loved tending his garden, hunting and fishing. He had a soft spot for animals, especially cats. He also enjoyed watching the Patriots and Red Sox.

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Monika Henaire; and his brothers, Roland, Fernand, Joseph and Lucien Henaire.

Leopold is survived by companion Nancy Henaire of Biddeford, a son Robert Henaire of Biddeford, as well as his nieces and nephews.

Visiting Hours will be 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at Hope Memorial Chapel 480 Elm St., Biddeford, ME 04005. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Biddeford.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Leopold’s name may be made to the Animal Welfare Society, PO Box 43, West Kennebunk, ME 04094.

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