Obituary of David Leonard
David Martin Leonard, 70, of Middle Haddam, beloved husband of Deborah (Zirkenbach) Leonard, passed away peacefully at home on Monday March 7, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. Born December 5, 1940 in Meriden, son of the late Charles F. and Alice (Kelley) Leonard, he resided there until moving to Middle Haddam in 1988. Dave was a career insurance agent with MetLife for over 40 years. A proud veteran of the US Marine Corps, he was an "expert" marksman, spent duty at NATO Headquarters, played baseball and served under Col. William G. Leftwich. An avid Red Sox fan, he enjoyed attending baseball games at Fenway Park and played baseball himself throughout his life in various city leagues. He enjoyed skiing, vacationing with family and hosting barbecues for friends. Dave was truly devoted to his family and cherished spending time with his grandchildren, whom he taught many wonderful life lessons. Besides his wife he is survived by daughters Jody (Leonard) Leary of Hebron and Tracy Leonard of Glastonbury, step children Sarah (MacGranor) Bangert and husband Mark of Denver, CO., Kevin MacGranor and wife Michele of Marlborough, grandchildren Quinn and Kieran Leary, Stephen and Matthew Convard, Madelyn and Scott Bangert and Andrew and Chad Chenail all of whom were very special to him. Also surviving him is a sister Eileen Rigas and husband John of Canton, MA and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his brothers Charles F. Leonard, Jr., and John E. Leonard. Friends may call at the Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury on Friday March 11 from 5-8pm. Funeral service will be Saturday March 12, at 10am in the Marlborough Congregational Church, 35 South Main St., Marlborough with the Rev. Robert Faulhaber officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the CT. Veterans Cemetery, Middletown, CT. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Lustgarten Foundation for pancreatic cancer research, 1111 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, NY 11714 or www.lustgarten.org.
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, March 11, 2011
Mulryan Funeral Home
725 Hebron Ave.
Glastonbury, Connecticut, United States
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Marlborough Congregational Church
35 South Main Street
Marlborough, Connecticut, United States
CT. Veterans Cemetery
Middletown, Connecticut, United States