William J. Leonardo
William J. Leonardo
  • November 15, 1931 - August 5, 2017
  • North Providence, Rhode Island

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William J. Leonardo, 85, passed away August 5, 2017. He was the husband of the late Leonor (Arana) Leonardo. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late John and Rose (Dupre) Leonardo. He was the beloved father of Richard A. Leonardo, Vivian Marks and Robert W. Leonardo; grandfather of Nicholas Leonardo, Aaron Marks and Bianca Leonardo; brother of Pasco Leonardo, Rita Souza, Jeannie Espinosa and the late Rose Bythrow.

William served in the U.S. Army 511th Airborne Infantry Regiment during the Korean War.

Bill was known as a world traveler, having visited over 45 countries around the world except the Antarctic. Traveling was his favorite hobby. He also travelled with his family to all 50 states.

Visitation will be held Thursday, 4-7 p.m. with his funeral service on Friday at 10 a.m. in the PONTARELLI-MARINO Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Please omit flowers.