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Kathleen "Jody" (Bird) Leavitt
CORINNA – Kathleen “Jody” Leavitt, 87, died January 13, 2013 at a Pittsfield health care facility. She was born April 6, 1925 in Madison, a daughter of Louise and Mabel (Webber) Bird. She graduated from Corinna Union Academy, Class of 1943. Jody was employed at the A & P Grocery Store, Moosehead Woolen Mill, Eastland Woolen Mill, Al Bird’s Socony gas station, and owned and operated Jody’s Grocery, all of Corinna. She retired from Dexter Shoe Company. She was a member of Post #73 American Legion Auxiliary, the United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women’s Club, all of Corinna.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth and wife Martha Bouchard of Royalston, MA; her daughter Jolene and husband Glen Duplisea of Dexter; 2 grandchildren, Gretchen Duplisea and Stephanie Stoddard; 6 great grandchildren, Kiya, Tatum, Detric, Rilee, Jada, and Kamdyn; and many nieces and nephews.

Jody was predeceased by her first husband, Lloyd Bouchard; her second husband Edmund Leavitt; her brothers Al, John and Will Bird; sisters Ruth Bird, Thelma Boone and Pauline Jude.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 PM Thursday, January 17th where funeral services will be held 10 AM Friday, at Crosby & Neal Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna, with the Rev. Terrence McKinley officiating. Spring burial will be in Corinna Village Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Corinna United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 418, Corinna, ME 04928. Those who wish may sign an online guest register at

CORINNA – Graveside committal services for Jody Leavitt, who died January 13, 2013, will be held at 1 P.M. Friday, May 24th, at Corinna Village Cemetery. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, Corinna.

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