Born in Fall River and son of the late Antone and Mary (Abren) Leonardo, he was a long time resident of Westport. Prior to his retirement, he was co-owner of Leonardo Bros. Construction Company of Westport. Mr. Leonardo loved sports and was an avid Nascar fan.
Survivors, along with his wife, include his daughter Cherilyn L. Earle and her husband John Earle, Jr. of Westport; his son Philip J. Leonardo Jr. of Fall River; his brother Richard Leonardo of Virginia; his sister Constance Fennelly and her husband Francis of Swansea; and his four grandchildren, Chelsie-Lynn, Jacob, Breanna and Brady.
He was the brother of the late Anthony and Robert Leonardo.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial, to which relatives and friends are invited will be Thursday, August 29, 2013 at St. John the Baptist Church, Westport at 10 a.m.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Westport Council on Aging: Food Bank, 75 Reed Rd., Westport, MA 02790.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home, Westport.
To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.potterfuneralservice.com.