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LEONARD, John Brendon "Jack" At 85 years of age. Of Brighton, formerly of Cambridge, passed away on Thursday, October 15th, 2020. Jack was born on June 4, 1935 in Cambridge, MA to John and Mary (Keeley) Leonard. He graduated Ridge Tech at the age of 17 and enlisted in the Air Force upon graduation and served in the Korean war. On April 5, 1959, he married Marie Centola. They raised two daughters, Brenda and Gayle. Jack worked in sales for the Photo finishing industry for over 30 years until his retirement in 2000. He will always be remembered for his love of his friends, neighbors and chocolate. Jack enjoyed playing softball going to the casino and going on cruises with good friends Marvin and Marsha Jack was preceded in death by his father, John and his mother, Mary. Sisters Peggy Sullivan and Jeanette Williams. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Marie, his two daughters, Brenda Cancian and husband Curtis of Waltham and Gayle Campbell of Hingham. He was affectionately known as "B" to his granddaughters to Nicole and Katelyn Campbell. Jack also leaves behinds his brother-in-law Phil Centola and wife Kathy and several, nieces, and nephews . A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, October 21st at 10:30 a.m. in St. Columbkille Church, 321 Market Street, Brighton, followed by interment at Cambridge Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Tuesday, October 20th 5pm – 8pm in the Short, Williamson & Diamond Funeral Home, 52 Trapelo Rd., BELMONT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund. P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. Short, Williamson & Diamond Belmont 617.484.6900

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Published in Boston Globe from Oct. 16 to Oct. 18, 2020.
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October 18, 2020
Mr. Leonard,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the USAF during the Korean War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.
Mike Casey
October 16, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
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