Leonard John DiGiuseppe
Born March 20, 1929, Leonard passed away January 1,2021 from complications of Covid-19. Dearest husband of Virginia for 66 years. Father of Carol (Dr. Jorge) Zuniga; Grandfather of Annie (Patrick) Harrison. Brother of John DiGiuseppe Sr. (Joanne).Predeceased by sons: Gary John DiGiuseppe and Joseph Leonard DiGiuseppe ; grandson: Andrew Leonard DiGiuseppe and daughter-in-law: Mary DiGiuseppe. Leonard was a good and devoted husband and father. He worked hard and supported the family business until it sold and he retired. He loved the DanDee Super Markets and dreamed of them regularly in full color. He worked to provide educational opportunities to his family that he was not privileged to have had, providing private schools and encouragement. He supported Virginia's desire to gain an education, helping with the children from day 1 of her college education through a PhD program. He was a caring and compassionate man who took his son Joey every Monday morning for nearly 3-years to Children's hospital for cancer treatment. They were buddies. He spent time with Carol, he shared her love for tennis. In his later years he mostly spent time at home nurturing his garden when he was able, which was part of the St. Clair Shores garden tour. He never painted a wall but cherished his Christmas Village that he put up at Christmas which consumed the living room. He worked at golf and enjoyed his friends.He loved to read. He loved cards and in later years played pinochle and bridge regularly, leading a small team of bridge players at the St Clair Shores Senior center. He worked at it despite failing vision. He was grateful to the VA for all of their services and especially their visual aid help. He struggled during the last six months with aging related issues, but kept motivated and was making great strides, until the virus came calling. Due to pandemic requirements, a private service will be held at Charles Verheyden Funeral Home in Grosse Pointe. A celebration of Leonard's life, his friends and family will be scheduled later this year.
Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from Jan. 2 to Jan. 3, 2021.