Leatrice (Lea) Helene Levy, 94 of Bedford, NH, formerly a longtime resident of Manchester, NH, died October 22, 2021, after a short period of declining health.
Leatrice was born on July 3, 1927 in Dorchester, MA. She was the elder daughter of Samuel and Esther (Glick) Mayers. She attended school in Dorchester but graduated from Secretarial School in Boston and worked for several large department stores in Boston, prior to her marriage.
On Dec 31, 1950, Lea married the love of her life, Maurice K Levy, and together they spent more than 45 happy years together, until his death in March 1996. She is survived by two children; Arlene Levy Fishbein (Leon Cornell) of Manchester, NH and Steven J Levy (Susan) of Keene, NH; and by her grandson, Ross William Fishbein (Jennifer) of Bedford, NH, with whom she shared a very special bond. In addition to her children and grandson, she is survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and sisters-in-law, as well as many friends. She is predeceased by her parents, and sister, Beverly Cohen.
Lea was a member of Temple Adath Yeshurun, the TAY Sisterhood, Treasurer of the Seniors Forever Young Group, and the Bedford Women's Club. She was a lifetime member of Hadassah. Lea was a good Mah Jongg player and bowled in a League until 2015. She traveled extensively with her husband, visiting many countries and continents around the world. She was a terrific cook and baker, known for her signature strudel.
Graveside services will be held on Sunday October 24, 2021 at 2:30 pm at the Manchester Hebrew Cemetery 245 South Beech Street, Manchester, NH. Shiva will be held at the home of Ross and Jennifer Fishbein on Sunday evening from 7:00-8:30 pm. Minyan will begin at 7:00 pm, and will also be available via Zoom. Contact Lambert Funeral Home for details.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maurice K Levy Family Fund at Temple Adath Yeshurun, 152 Prospect Street Manchester, NH 03104 or to the charity of the donor's choice. Lambert Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.