Brent Thomas Leonesio
1977 - 2021
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Brent Thomas Leonesio, 43, of Pittsfield, MA died on April 2, 2021, from a drug overdose at his home. He was born in North Adams, MA and raised in Adams, MA by his mother Roberta Lucia. Brent attended Adams schools and graduated from Hoosac Valley High School in 1995. He attended Berkshire Community College, and worked several places over the years, including North Adams Hospital where he found his passion in helping others.

He is survived by his mother Roberta Lucia; sister Jessica Lucia; brother Taylor Lucia; and son who was his world, Devon Leonesio. He also leaves behind his aunt, Deborah Leonesio; his uncle and aunt, Wayne and Betty Nassif; and his two cousins Simon and Jordan Nassif. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Saleem and Geraldine Nassif, and paternal grandparents John and June Leonesio, and his best friend and brother John "Leo" Leonesio.

Growing up Brent was active in all sports including basketball, baseball, and football. He was truly passionate and talented at basketball. He loved music, sports betting, fantasy sports, Miami Dolphins and Miami Heat. Brent had a contagious smile that lit up every room he entered, and his soul and kind personality shined through whom he ever met. His loyalty ran deep, and his heart was huge. He would take in anyone who needed a place to live and welcomed them as family. He had an outgoing personality and would talk to anyone no matter who you were or where you came from. He was truly one of a kind.

Over the past decade or so, addiction hijacked his life. Though he struggled with his addiction, it never stopped him from building life-long and lasting relationships. Even though he was hurting inside, he was always available to help others and made sure his loved ones were okay. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family, especially his son, who was the light of his life. His son was his biggest and proudest accomplishment.

Funeral Notice: Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Alternative Living Center in care of Dery Funeral Home, 54 Bradford St., Pittsfield, MA 01201

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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 7, 2021.
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April 14, 2021
ROBERTA,I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SON BRENT. YOU MUST BE HURTING SO MUCH AND I WISH I COULD HEAL YOUR TEARS. I LOST A CHILD AND I STILL FEEL THE PAIN, IT SOUNDS LIKE HE WAS A GENTLE SOUL AND WELL LIKED. HE WILL BE MISSED BY MANY.
PAT CHOQUETTE
Friend
April 14, 2021
Although I did not know your son, I am so very sorry for your loss. My oldest son died of an overdose almost 4 years ago. He was 39. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Kim Brookman
April 13, 2021
He always had a smile on his face and was very kind. I know he will be missed by many. So sorry!
Bonnie Demers
April 12, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Connie Wittig
Friend
April 12, 2021
Roberta, We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved son, Brent. You and your family remain in our prayers.
Roger Gutwillig and Flo Brett
Florence Brett
Friend
April 9, 2021
Couldn't be anymore right about Brent Smile. He definitely was one of a kind. I am so sorry Roberta and Jesse for your loss. God speed.
Amy R
Friend
April 9, 2021
I will miss the conversations I had with Brent, he was a sensitive soul.
Dan
April 8, 2021
Berta, words cannot express the sorrow for the loss of your dear son. Brent was a Y member for a while and I loved seeing his smiling face. He was such a beautiful soul and I hope you can find comfort while you go through the unimaginable pain of this.
May you hold your family and friends closer than ever.
With love,
Your friend Chris
Chris Witruk
Friend
April 7, 2021
He is and will always be my brother.i get it.see you someday. Love ya with all my heart.
Trent
April 7, 2021
One of my favorite people on this planet! Brent truly was everything you’ve described. Heaven gained another beautiful angel. Sending my love and deepest condolences to you all.
Chel & Loghan
Friend
April 7, 2021
Very sorry for your loss he is with god sending hugs and prayers to your family
Irene c Morrison pittsfield mass
Friend
April 7, 2021
Bert-

So very sorry to hear about Brent. Sending prayers for strength so you may find peace during this terrible time

Sue Gancarz
Sue Gancarz
Friend
April 7, 2021
My condolences to the family. May the fond memories be a comfort and always be with you.
John Bernardo
April 7, 2021
Prayers and condolences for a good life taken too soon.
Debbie & Dennis Bates
Dennis R. Bates
April 7, 2021
Brent was a great guy always there to offer a hand , I loved his smile. He was a great guy and a friend to my son. Brent will never be forgotten.
Debby Kendall
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