Edward G. Leonard

Date of Passing:

April 19, 2024

Edward G. Leonard, 84, of Aberdeen Road, East Providence, died peacefully on April 19, 2024 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the beloved husband of the late Lillian N. (Payne) Leonard.

A lifelong resident of East Providence, he was the son of the late Gilbert F. and Frances M. (Kelly) Leonard.

Mr. Leonard was a tool maker for the Valentine Tool & Stamping Co. for 7 years.

Edward was a member and Past Master of the St. Andrews Lodge AF&AM #39, Riverside. He was a former member of the East Providence Republican City Committee. He enjoyed boating, family vacations, golfing and was a member of the Silver Spring Golf Course.

Mr. Leonard was a United States Navy Veteran serving on the U.S.S. Intrepid during World War II.

He is survived by his son, David E. Leonard of Riverside and a daughter, Jessica W. Leonard of Louisiana. He was the brother of the late Barbara E. Zanghi and Doreen M. Morency.

His funeral service will be held in St. James Lutheran Church, 49 Middle Highway, Barrington on Friday May 3, 2024 at 11 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will be held in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. Calling hours are respectfully omitted.

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  1. Our Condolences to the family. Ed and his late wife Lillian were wonderful friends. Commitment to serve the community and loved helping those in need!
    We salute you Ed! Thank you for serving this country!
    Grace and Peace!
    Radcke Family.

  2. So sad to hear of Ed’s passing. I always enjoyed talking to him in the community room after services at St James. Condolences to the family.

  3. Condolences to the family. I knew Ed from church. Always helpful and friendly and always willing to lend a hand. He will definitely be missed.

  4. So sorry for your loss. I served with Ed for Loaves and Fishes in years past.. He was always so cheerful and was a great cook. I am glad to have known him. My heartfelt sympathy goes to all who will miss him..

  5. Sorry for you loss. A good friend, we went all through school in Riverside & graduated Class of ’58 from E.P. May he rest in peace.

  6. So very sorry for your family’s loss. All my love, prayers and sympathy.

  7. The best neighbor we ever had. Our sincere condolences to David & Jessica on the passing of your wonderful dad. RIP Eddy.

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