Francis C. “Frank” Leonard
Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, April 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Noon) in the Vertuccio & Smith,Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), REVERE for Francis C. “Frank” Leonard, who died following a long illness at the Bedford Veterans’ Hospital on Holy Saturday, April 15th. His funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home, following the visitation at 12:15 p.m., followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
Born in Chelsea, he was raised & educated in Revere, graduating from Revere High School, Class of 1940. Frank joined the U.S. Army in June of 1943 and served until December 29, 1945. All of his career was spent in & around the newspaper business. Over the years Frank worked for all of the Boston Newspapers (Boston Globe, The Herald-Traveler, The Boston Post & The Record American). He retired from the Boston Globe as a Supervisor in the bundling department at 70 years of age.
He was the husband to the late Thelma F. (Trites) Leonard, who died on December 25, 1997. He is the devoted father of Muriel A. DeLuccia & her husband Paul V. of Reading & the late Frank Leonard. He is the cherished grandfather of Michelle I. Fisher & her husband David Fisher of Burlington, Christopher M. Gillis & his fiancée Lauryn Trentsch of Revere & Rory C. Gillis & his wife Jennifer of Lynnfield. He is also lovingly survived by five (5) great-grandchildren; Lacey, Spencer & Bailey Gillis, Samantha & Deacon Fisher. He was the brother of the late John “Jack” Leonard & Edward Leonard. Several nieces & nephews also survive him.