Bosselait was born in South Ashburnham on September 21, 1919, the son of the late Thomas and Alma (LeBlanc) Bosselait. He was educated in the South Ashburnham and Fitchburg school systems. Leo was a United States WWII Army Veteran and received the Good Conduct Ribbon, American Defense Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon, Ribbon with four battle stars, Victory Medal and the Presidential Unit Citation.
Bosselait was a woodworker employed in the janitorial services department of Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner for several years, retiring in 1981. He was previously employed by Heywood Wakefield Company of Gardner, General Electric Company of Fitchburg as a pipefitter and in the maintenance department of the National Guard Armory in Gardner. He was also a volunteer firefighter for the South Ashburnham Fire Department for many years.
Leo was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church of Gardner. He was a member of the VFW Post 905 of Gardner and was a member of the WWI and WWII Yankee Division Veterans Association Inc. Leo enjoyed singing and performed in many minstrel shows in Gardner. He was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox. Leo treasured his grandchildren, who were the light of his life.
He was predeceased by his wife, Marie (Boucher) Bosselait, who died in 1997. He leaves three sons, Paul Bosselait of Las Cruces, NM; George Bosselait of Stanwood WA; and Groton MA Fire Chief Joe Bosselait of Townsend and four daughters, Theresa Jaillet of Gardner; Linda Bosselait of Indianapolis, IN; Dolores Johnson and her husband Don of Lake Worth, FL; and Mary Blake and her husband Steve of Phillipston. Also surviving are his sister, Lena Hill of South Ashburnham; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many nieces nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by four brothers, Thomas, Alphonse, Adelard and John Bosselait and by two sisters, Adelle Mailloux and Rose Hamel.
Funeral Services were held Saturday, August 17th from the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner with a Mass in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 166 Cross Street, Gardner, MA. Burial was in St. Johnâ€™s Cemetery, Gardner.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 166 Cross Street, Gardner, MA 01440.