Leroy L. Wallace, Sr.

January 11, 1939 – March 1, 2019

Leroy L. Wallace, Sr.  known as “Lee” was Born on January 11, 1939 in Siquirres, Costa Rica and was baptized in the Methodist Church and a member of St. John & St. James Episcopal Church in Roxbury for many years. Peacefully passed at his residence in Boston on March 1, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.  He was married to his devoted wife Norma (Murrell) Wallace for 36 years. Cherished son of the late Egbert “Bud” Wallace and Daisy (Campbell) Wallace of St. Catherine, Jamaica. Leroy migrated to the U.S. in 1965, prior to his migration he was a baker alongside his dad and the well-known Ms. Imo. Leroy is survived by his loving children; Milton, Sharon, Francine, Shirleny, Johann and Leroy Jr. Eight siblings; Elsie, Cecil, Loraine, Mauline, (twins) Patrick & Patricia, Glenn, Daisy and the late Percival, Raynald and Selvin Wallace; 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild a beloved uncle Lester Campbell, Sr.  and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.

Leroy was a “real farm boy” who loved being among his horses and cows in his beloved hometown of Siquirres where he loved to vacation with his family. Leroy was known for his comedic flare and you never knew when he was serious or making a joke which the family truly enjoyed. Leroy also Played soccer in his youth.  He studied at Manpower Development Corporation, followed by Wentworth Institute of Technology with a degree as a Machinist Technician and was employed with Market Grinding Company for 8 years simultaneously working with Delta Airlines and retired after 15 years.

Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Tuesday, March 5 from 5-7 PM, immediately followed by a service from 7-8 PM.

Leroy will be laid to rest on Saturday, March 9 at Funeraria Montecristo in Siquirres, Costa Rica.