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NEWPORT – Leo Alvin Overlock, 88, died July 16th, 2011, at his Sebasticook Avenue residence. He was born October 12, 1922 in Hermon, a son of Norman and Bertha (Pomroy) Overlock. He worked at Eastland Woolen Mill in Corinna for over 30 years, but had also been employed in everything from bisquit sales to hauling logs.

He married Elaine Marshall on December 2nd, 1950, and she predeceased him on October 1, 2007. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and taking long rides with his daughters. He will also be remembered as an avid Red Sox fan.

He is survived by two daughters, Joyce and husband Clifford Lones of Newport, and Emily and husband, Tech. Sergeant Merle Goodridge, U.S. Air Force Retired, of North Pole, Alaska; 2 brothers, Beverly and wife Patricia, and Charles and wife Kathy, all of Hermon; 5 sisters, Jenny and husband, the Rev. Harrison Sylvester of Carmel, Geraldine Ogden of Florida, Celia and husband Elwood “Woody” Beckwith, Jeanette and husband Robert Farrar, all of Hermon, Gloria “Dodo” and husband Charles Spencer of Sanford; 2 grandchildren, Staff Sergeant Ryan and wife Nicole Goodridge of Eielson AFB, Alaska; Heather and husband Staff Sergeant Wesley “Woody” Woods of Fort Benning, GA; 5 great grandchildren, Dylan, Taylor, Christian, Hunter and Alexis; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his wife, Leo was predeceased by a son Lawrence; a brother Perley, and sister Eleanor Toth.

Graveside committal services will be held at 2 PM Friday, July 22nd, at the family lot, Snow’s Corner Cemetery, Hermon. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bangor Humane Society, 696B Mt. Hope Avenue, Bangor, ME 04401.

Those who wish may sign an online guest register and leave written tributes at

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