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Leonard W. Harwood Sr., 79

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. —  Leonard Walter Harwood, Sr. of Pownal, VT died on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at the Vermont Veteran’s Home in Bennington, VT after a long illness. He was born in North Adams on August 21, 1941, a son of the late Walter King Harwood and Blanche Louise (Coppersmith) Harwood.

He attended schools in Williamstown and from there entered the US Army during the Vietnam War. After returning from duty he worked for the Town of Williamstown Highway Dept., then a Security Guard for Williams College. He guarded some prominent celebrities like the Shah of Iran and Stevie Wonder to name a few. He then served as a Police Officer with the Town of Williamstown in 1974 and Retired in 1999 after 25 years of Service. After leaving the force, Mr. Harwood then worked at the Taconic Golf Club and Waubeeka Golf Links. He enjoyed fishing, camping and golfing, as well as playing his guitar and painting. He was an avid New England Patriot & Boston Red Sox fan.

Survivors include his two daughters; Kim Gordnier and her husband, Craig of Richmond, MA and Deborah Kelly of North Adams, MA and a son, Leonard Walter Harwood, Jr. of Columbia, South Carolina; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren; two brothers, Austin Harwood of California and Harry Harwood of Florida. He also leaves his companion Karen Walsh of Pownal, VT and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Harwood was pre-deceased by two Sisters; Anita Jennings and Geraldine Kornn and two Brothers, Moses Harwood & Frederick Harwood.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A Graveside Private Family Service for Leonard W. Harwood, Sr. will take place in the Veteran’s Circle of Eastlawn Cemetery in Williamstown on Friday November 6, 2020 at 1:00 pm. In memory of Leonard W. Harwood Sr. please make donations to the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA. 01247. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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From the Treadway family so sorry to hear that Leonard he past
from: John Treadway on: 12-06-2020

Kim I am so sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
from: Janice Braimon: 11-06-2020

Rest In Peace Lenny
from: Tony Saccoon: 10-30-2020

Kim, Debbie, and Lenny Jr... so very sorry for the loss of your dad. Please give my condolences to your mom for me.
from: Wendy L’Heureux- Ocala Flon: 10-30-2020

Rest in Peace Lenny, sure will miss seeing you from time to time, here and there. Prayers and condolences to Kim and the rest of the family. Lenny was always such a nice person. I grew up with the Harwoods from Williamstown. Big family, like ours. Take care Len. "Those were the days!"
from: Patrick and Connie Gray on: 10-29-2020

I just wanted to send my condolences to Lenny's family and Karen. He and my dad (John Sylvester) worked together for many years at the police dept. Lenny always managed to put a smile on my face and gave me something to laugh about. Good memories!!
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