John D. Leonard, 76, of Marshfield, formerly of Canton, Dec. 28, 2013, surrounded by his loving family and best friends, Allan and Linda Widberg. He was the beloved husband of the late Dianne F (Taylor) Leonard; loving father of Maryellen Rodrigues and her husband Fidelio of Scituate, John D. Leonard, Jr. and his wife Mary of Pembroke, Stephen Leonard and his wife Amy of Marshfield, Christopher Leonard and his wife Kathleen of Marshfield; dear grandfather of Devin and Derek Rodrigues, Matthew, Kyle, Maggie, Alanna, Magnus, Mason, Shane and Kendyl Leonard. Brother of Thomas Leonard of Maine, George Leonard of Foxboro and Robert Leonard of Kingston. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. John was born in Quincy, lived in Canton and was a summer resident of Marshfield from 1972 until 1997 when he and Dianne became year round residents. John was a graduate of Archbishop Williams High School, Class of 1955 and he attended Bentley College. He was a self-employed computer consultant. John loved the beach, playing golf and being surrounded by his grandchildren. Visiting hours will be Friday, Jan. 3, from 4 to 8 p.m. at MacDonald Funeral Home, 1755 Ocean St., Marshfield. Funeral from the funeral home Saturday, Jan. 4, at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in St. Ann by the Sea Church, 591 Ocean St., Marshfield, at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the Couch Cemetery, Marshfield. Contributions in Johns memory may be made to the Marshfield Youth Football, 89 Nevada St., Marshfield, MA 02050. For online guest book and directions, please visit our Web site, macdonaldfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Jan. 1, 2014