Jack Leonardo
1946 - 2016
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Lyme - Jack (Alphonse) Leonardo of Lyme, died at home on Feb. 13, 2016, after a long battle with blastic mantle cell lymphoma.

He was born on June 22, 1946, in New Haven.

He leaves his loving wife of 47 years, Melodee. In addition, he is survived by his daughter, Jascin (Eric) Leonardo Finger of Nantucket and his son, Jarrod (Stacey) of Lyme. He leaves three beloved grandchildren, Elise Grace and Holden Matthew Leonardo and Nolan Absalom Leonardo Finger.

He was predeceased by his parents, Alphonse P. and Mary Leonardo.

Jack was the Presidential Scholar of his graduating class of 1968 at Quinnipiac College. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. A talented and highly respected C.P.A., Jack had a practice in New Haven, later moving it to Branford and finally Lyme, Leonardo & Associates P.C. He was a longtime treasurer of the Lyme Congregational Church and the Lyme Public Hall, giving generously of his time and talents.

Jack and his family would like to thank doctors Dennis Cooper and Stuart Seropian of Smilow Cancer Hospital in addition to Julie Baker, APRN and the wonderful team of infusion nurses and other personnel of the Hematology Department on the seventh floor of Smilow for their kindness, expertise, and exceptional care.

Per Jack's request, there will be no services.

Contributions may be made on behalf of Jack to the Lyme Land Conservation Trust, PO Box 1002, Lyme, CT 06371 or Defenders of Wildlife, 1130 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036.

This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun

and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every

one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy,

devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants,

argue not concerning God. - Walt Whitman

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Published in The Day on Feb. 17, 2016.
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February 20, 2016
My deepest condolences to Melodee, and to all of Jack's family.

With love,
Jerry Weiss
February 19, 2016
Melodee-so sorry to hear of Jacks passing-my thoughts and prayers are with you and youre family Ellie
ellie sutton
February 17, 2016
One of the loveliest men I have ever had the good fortune of knowing. Thank you for letting me be a part of you and Jack, Melodee, and letting me in on your sweet and beautiful family. Best Wife Ever.
julie baker
February 17, 2016
I am so sorry to hear of Jack's passing...Sending prayers out to the family.

Gloria Stadolnik
Gloria Stadolnik
February 17, 2016
I am saddened to hear of Jacks passing. My condolences to you and your family. As you might remember Jack and I first met in Spanish class at Hamden High. From there we continued on our life journeys to UConn and ultimately Quinnipiac. Though I'd only spoken to Jack once since our time at QC., I always remembered Jack as an intelligent, soft spoken, animated and gentle individual. To quote author Thomas Campbell, "To live in the hearts we leave behind, is not to die". May God Bless you and your family during this difficult time.
Ken Chain
February 17, 2016

So sorry to hear of the loss of Jack Leonardo. Our prayers go out for his family and friends at this most difficult time. He was a kind, generous and contributed so much to his community.


Marie and John
February 17, 2016
I met Jack at Dunbar Hill School and even back then, enjoyed his sense of humor and his ability to make friends. I lost touch with him after high school and my thoughts are with his family and close friends.
Brian Mancinelli
February 17, 2016
Jack was an intelligent and wonderful human being. I hired him in 1991 to take care of my personal and business accounting until I retired in 2000. He was always professional and of the highest integrity. He will be remembered in my personal prayers as will his family.
Al Mignone
February 17, 2016
What a beautiful tribute to an exceptional human being. I am privileged to have called him friend. His gentle spirit will be deeply missed by all whose lives he has touched and by this whole earth. May he rest in peace as he lives on in our hearts. Our deepest love and sympathy to his family in this time of great sadness.
Judy and Linda
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