WALLINGFORD - Brian J. Leslie, 46, of Wallingford died Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
Born in Riverside, Calif. March 1, 1968, Brian spent his childhood in the Berkshires in Western Masschusetts. He attended Mt. Greylock Regional High School. He graduated cum laude from Fairfield University with a bachelor of arts in political science. After college, he served as a legislative aide to U.S. Representative Silvio O. Conte. Brian received his Juris Doctorate from Boston College Law School where he was a member of the International Law Review. He began his law career at Farrell, Leslie & Grochowski in Wallingford. He was able to fulfill his dream of becoming a prosecutor after a few years of practice and was a senior assistant state's attorney at the time of his death working in New Haven. Brian was the past president of the Meriden Wallingford Bar Association and he served for many years on the Wallingford Zoning Board of Appeals as Chairman. He was a member of the Republican town committee. Brian was a proud coach of the Holy Trinity School girls' basketball team when his daughters played.
Brian is survived by his daughters, Erin Leslie and Michaela Leslie and his former wife, Ann Farrell. He is also survived by his brother, Kirk Leslie, of Lanesboro, Mass.; and his sister-in-law, Barbara Leslie; and his nephews, Christopher Bernard and Kirk M. Leslie. Brian was predeceased by his parents, Marianne Collins Leslie and Kirk Leslie.
His family will receive relatives and friends in The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 N. Main St. Ext., Thursday, July 3, from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. when the funeral cortege will proceed to Most Holy Trinity Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 12 p.m. Contributions in Brian's memory may be made to Holy Trinity School basketball program c/o Sister Kathleen Kelly, 11 N. Whittlesey Ave., Wallingford, CT 06492. www.wallingfordfh.com