Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

MAYNALEOEAST HARTFORD – Father Leo Edward Maynard of East Hartford, Pastor of Our Lady of Peace Parish in East Hartford for 22 years, died on July 31, 2010.

He was born on March 26, 1922, in Wauregan, a son of the late Romeo and Merance (Plantier) Maynard. He attended Sacred Heart School in Wauregan, St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield and St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 15, 1947, in the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford by Bishop Henry J. O'Brien.

Father Maynard's service as a priest of the Archdiocese of Hartford spanned nearly 46 years. He was an assistant pastor at St. John Parish in Plainfield, St. Gertrude in Windsor, St. Ann in the Devon section of Milford, St. Margaret in Waterbury and St. Rose in East Hartford.

In 1971, he established and was named Pastor of Our Lady of Peace Parish in East Hartford, from which he retired in 1993. He spent the last years of his retirement assisting at Holy Family Parish in Enfield.

Father Maynard is survived by his two sisters, Antoinette Pardi of East Hartford and Cecile Maynard of Enfield; as well as by numerous nieces and nephews. Besides both his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Laurent and Ernest, and a sister, Sister Helene Maynard of the Daughters of Holy Spirit. 

Archbishop Henry J. Mansell was the principal celebrant of a Mass of Christian Burial on Aug. 5 at Our Lady of Peace Church. Father Francis T. Kerwan, Pastor of Holy Family Parish in Enfield, preached the homily.

Burial followed in Mount St. Benedict Cemetery in Bloomfield.