Alzena R. (Leavitt) Elliot

April 5, 1907 – September 29, 2004

Atlantic News, Thursday, September 30, 2004

[The following article is courtesy of the Atlantic News]

Alzena R. (Leavitt) Elliot

Hampton – Alzena R. (Leavitt) Elliot, 97, a former resident of Dearborn Avenue, who lived in the house for 75 years she and her husband built, died Wednesday, September 29, 2004 at the Rockingham County Nursing Home in Brentwood where she had resided since September of 2002.

She was born at her home known as “The Willows” in Hampton, April 5, 1907, a daughter of the late Irvin Eugene and Agnes J. (Merrill) Leavitt and was a direct descendent of Thomas Leavitt, one of Hampton’s founding families.

Mrs. Elliot attended East End School and Center School before graduating from Hampton Academy with the Class of 1925. She worked as a waitress at the former Palmer’s Clam Shell at North Beach and later was employed by the Hampton Chamber of Commerce and also represented The State of New Hampshire while being stationed in booths at conventions and shows promoting commerce around the region.

She was a member of the Hampton United Methodist Church, Hampton Academy and High School Alumni Association, Hampton Historical Society, Shoe String Alley Gang and Bridge Club and the April Party Group. She also helped organize the Sunshine Club for shut-ins with her husband while he was performing as a vocalist on Radio Station WEEI, CBS, Boston.

Mrs. Elliot loved her town of Hampton, especially North Beach and Hampton Beach. She liked playing Bridge, dining out and continued corresponding with family and friends as she did all her life by sending notes and cards even though her health was failing.

She was the wife of William I. “Bill” Elliot, Hampton’s “Singing Cop” for 77 years.

In addition to her husband, family members include one son, Wayne I. Elliot and his wife Betty of North Hampton, two daughters, June Chevalier and her husband Richard of Hampton, Holly Knowles and her husband Larry of Hampton Falls, 8 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Two sisters, Hazel Leavitt Smith and Ruth Leavitt Palmer and a brother Eugene Merrill Leavitt predeceased her.

A graveside service was held in the High Street Cemetery in Hampton on the morning of Saturday, October 2 at 11 A.M. Relatives and friends were respectfully invited. The family requests there be no visiting hours and flowers please be omitted. If desired, donations may be made to the Wayne I. Elliot Scholarship, c/o Susan Brooks, WHS Scholarship Foundation, Alumni Drive, Hampton, NH 03842. Arrangements are by the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, Hampton.