John Brendon "Jack" Leonard

Born: Tue., Jun. 4, 1935
Died: Thu., Oct. 15, 2020


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 20, 2020
Location: Short, Williamson & Diamond

Funeral Mass

10:30 AM Wed., Oct. 21, 2020
Location: St. Columbkille Church

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LEONARD, John Brendon “Jack” 85 years of age. Of Brighton formerly of Cambridge passed away on Thursday October 15th, 2020.
Jack was born on June 4, 1935 in Cambridge, Ma to John and Mary (Keeley) Leonard. He graduated Ridge Tech at the age of 17 and enlisted in the Air Force upon graduation and served in the Korean war. On April 5, 1959, he married Marie Centola. They raised two daughters, Brenda and Gayle.

Jack worked in sales for the Photo finishing industry for over 30 years until his retirement in 2000. He will always be remembered for his love of his friends, neighbors and chocolate. Jack enjoyed playing softball going to the casino and going on cruises with good friends Marvin and Marsha

Jack was preceded in death by his father, John and his mother, Mary. Sisters Peggy Sullivan and Jeanette Williams. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Marie, his two daughters, Brenda Cancian and husband Curtis of Waltham and Gayle Campbell of Hingham. He was affectionately known as “B” to his granddaughters to Nicole and Katelyn Campbell.  Jack also leaves behinds his brother -in-law Phil Centola and wife Kathy and several, nieces, and nephews . A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday October 21st at 10:30 a.m. in St. Columbkille Church, 321 Market Street Brighton, followed by interment at Cambridge Cemetery.  Visiting hours will be Tuesday October 20th 5pm – 8pm in the  Short, Williamson & Diamond Funeral Home, 52 Trapelo Rd., BELMONT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund. P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

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   Posted Fri October 16, 2020
Jack will be sadly missed but never ever forgotten. May Jack's memory always serve as a blessing to Marie and his girls. - Marvin and Marsha5

Gerri Bonanno
   Posted Sat October 17, 2020
Brenda. So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. May all the happy memories you’ve made over the years help you during this difficult time. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻 Gerri

Angela Grant
   Posted Sat October 17, 2020
So sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine what you are going through. I just want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

George J. Bogosian
   Posted Tue October 20, 2020
Brenda and family. I was sorry to hear about your dad Jack. I always enjoyed talking to him when I would see him at the bank. The one thing we had in common was we were both from Cambridge. He was one of the good guys. May he rest in peace. George Bogosian

Brett Tresky
   Posted Wed October 21, 2020
Very sad to hear this. Jack will be sorely missed as he always found a way to brighten up the room with lots of jokes and laughs. I have a lot of great memories as a kid hanging out with him and the entire Leonard family. Condolences to everyone. May he Rest in Peace.

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