Leo Anthony Trumble

NORRIDEGWOCK – Leo Anthony Trumble, 88, of Norridgewock, went to his heavenly home on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. Leo died of COVID, but he did not die alone. His daughter, Irene, was with him and comforted him as he passed into the presence of his Lord. Leo was born on June 17, 1933, in Greenfield, Mass., the son of Leo Theodore and Irene (Lively) Trumble. He was predeceased by his parents and one sister, Bertina Finck.Leo graduated as president of his class at Arms Academy, Shelburne Falls, Mass., in 1951. He earned an associate degree in business from Becker College. Leo served in the United States Army in the Finance Corps in the Southern European Task Force during the Korean War. After his return home from service in the Army, he married the love of his life, Bertha Aline Ducharme, in 1957. They settled in Buckland, Mass., and started a family. Leo became a respected businessman and established a successful career with CUNA Mutual Group as a sales manager for northern New England. His career allowed him to move to Maine to build his dream log home in the woods. Leo enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping on the coast of Maine and Prince Edward Island. Leo was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and a Christian. He is known for his sincere friendliness, quick smile and encouragement. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Bertha, of Norridgewock. Leo is also survived by his three children; daughter Lorraine Ann DeYoung and her husband Burt of New Boston, N.H.; son, Michael Leo Trumble and his wife Kerry of Winchester, Va. and daughter, Irene Marie Trumble of Penobscot; as well as 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He will be dearly missed.Leo was a resident of Woodlawn Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Skowhegan for the last two years. Leo was well liked by all and his friendliness was the glue that welcomed new residents. Leo was helped during this time through his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and by daily claiming the truth of his favorite bible verse, Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me.Due to COVID-19 there will be no public funeral service. Leo will be buried at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta, at a date to be determined. Immediate family will celebrate his life following the graveside service. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, Maine, fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at http://www.SmartandEdwardsFH.com for the TRUMBLE family.In lieu of gifts or flowers, please spend time encouraging someone who lives alone.

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