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RIPLEY- Roger C. "Eldon" Leavitt, 73, husband of Florence B. Leavitt, died peacefully on May 5, 2011, at Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft, with his family by his side. He was born March 27, 1938, in Cambridge, son of Ralph C. and Mona (Brazier) Leavitt. Roger was a dedicated and loving husband and father. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from the Dexter Shoe Company in 1999. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially with his best friend Bill Carsten.

He was predeceased by his sister Maxine Alton of Cambridge.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years; his brother, Clint and his wife, Charlotte of Dexter; his sisters , Sally Cowette of Guilford, Jackie and her husband, Carlton Bailey of Cambridge and Debbie and her husband, Roland Locke of Cornville; his sons, Jeffrey Leavitt of San Antonio, Texas, and Randy and his wife, Nara Leavitt of Levant; his daughters, Jane and her husband, Randy Hall of Dover-Foxcroft and Susan and her husband, Michael Crane of East Corinth; grandchildren, Joshua, Jason and Jessica Lord, Terri Leavitt, Trevor Leavitt, and Branden and his wife, Betsy Leavitt; five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be a celebration of his life held at his residence on Thursday, May 12, 2011, from 1 to 4 PM. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. For an online guest register, go to

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