Former long–time resident

 Published in the July 14, 2016 edition

Andrew-MacLeod-Obit-webNORTHAMPTON — Andrew W. “Chuck” MacLeod, 80 of Ashfield and a former long–time resident of North Reading, died July 2, 2016 in Northampton.

Born in Medford on Dec. 22, 1935, he was the son of the late Donald G. and Elizabeth (Glennon) MacLeod. He graduated from Reading High School.

Andrew worked as the administrator for several nursing homes throughout his life, including facilities in Billerica, Martha’s Vineyard and Shelburne Falls in Massachusetts.

Chuck served many roles in the community, including that of Lieutenant Governor for Kiwanis. He belonged to the North Reading Moose Lodge and was a member of the National Guard. He loved soccer and was greatly involved in the North Reading Youth Soccer Program for many years as a coach and a referee. As a member of the Protestant church in Ashfield, he also served as a deacon and was an active member of the church.

Andrew was a big Bruins fan and also enjoyed watching the Patriots and Red Sox. He loved the ocean, especially spending time in York Beach, one of his favorite spots. He lived right near a lake at his home in Ashfield and one of his favorite hobbies was fishing.

He is survived by his wife Pamela MacLeod of Ashfield; his children, Andrew MacLeod of Stoneham, Ronda Jones and her husband Mike of New Hampshire, Darin MacLeod of Portland, Ore., Robert MacLeod of Florida, Merle Donovan Jr. and his wife Sandra, Robert Donovan and wife Marijia, Eric Donovan and wife Sharon, Heather MacLeod and her husband Andrew Regan, along with Nicole MacLeod and her husband Sebastian Scola and their mother Carolyn MacLeod, all of whom reside in North Reading, Tammy Campbell and husband Aaron and Sharon Donovan who reside in Greenfield.

He was predeceased by his brother, Donald MacLeod; his sister, Bettianne Wells; his daughter, Laurie Cheever and her mother Gail MacLeod. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces.

Calling hours will be held at Croswell’s Funeral Home, 19 Bow St., North Reading on Friday, July 15, from 4 to 8 p.m. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 16 at 11 a.m. at the Union Congregational Church, 148 Haverhill St. in North Reading with a collation to follow. All are welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers or donations, the family would like to make a special request. Please take time and spend it with someone you love doing something you enjoy. Life is so short and before you realize it the people you love are no longer there to talk to or simply be with. We think Andrew “Chuck” MacLeod would approve. Thank you.