In Memory of




Obituary for Barbara B. Leard

Barbara (Bouchard) Leard, 97, lifelong resident of Enfield, entered into Eternal Rest on Friday, August 9, 2019. She was born January 11, 1922, in Enfield, the daughter to the late Darius and Frances (Connor) Bouchard. She worked in the secretarial field for many years but was primarily a homemaker. She made her home and raised her two children alongside her husband, James C. Leard, who predeceased her in 2007. Barbara was a faithful parishioner of Holy Family Church. She was an avid reader and enjoyed cooking in her early years. Barbara will be remembered as a hardworking woman, whose self reliance and strength was admirable to those who knew her. Barbara is survived by her son, David Leard and his wife, Marilyn Vencel of Bantam; a son-in-law, Eric Max of Southington; four grandchildren, Julia Max of Newton, MA, Michael Leard and his wife, Lauren Skelton-Leard of Marblehead, MA, Melanie Kalpakoglou and her husband, Bill of Weymouth, MA, and Amy Leard of Boston, MA; a great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Leard; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her loving husband of 63 years, Barbara was predeceased by her daughter, Lisa F. Leard and a brother, John Bouchard. Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for calling hours on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 5-7 pm at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Rd., Enfield, CT 06082. A procession will gather at the funeral home on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 9:00 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am at Holy Family Church, 23 Simon Rd., Enfield, CT 06082. Following the Mass, Barbara will be laid to rest, alongside her husband, at Hazardville Cemetery. Donations in memory of Barbara may be made to St. Jeanne Jugan Parish, Holy Family Church, 23 Simon Rd., Enfield, CT 06082.