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Rock Funeral Home

1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA

OBITUARY

Jason Bento Leonardo

December 10, 1981November 28, 2019
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Jason Bento Leonardo, age 37 of Dartmouth passed away in his home on Thursday, November 28, 2019. He was the loving husband of Denise Leonardo.

Born in Framingham, a son of Duarte and Mariana (Bento) Leonardo, he was a lifelong area resident. Jason was a graduate of Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, class of 2000. After high school Jason was employed for many years with Araujo Brothers Plumbing. Most recently, he was employed with Gencon Service Inc., as a master plumber. Jason proudly served his country in Kuwait with Unit 379 of the United States Army National Guard. In his youth, Jason was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, where he obtained their highest achievement of Eagle Scout out of Troop 3, New Bedford.

Jason loved to work with his hands and always strived for perfection. Everything he did, he did with pride. He was known for his contagious smile and kind, compassionate spirit. He loved laughter and genuinely wanted to make others happy. Anyone could rely on Jason; he truly was a good man in every aspect of his life. His world revolved around his princesses, Jayla and Kyra. They were the sun, the stars and the moon to him. His loyal companion Malik will miss him dearly.

In addition to his devoted wife and parents, he is survived by his daughters, Jayla and Kyra Leonardo; his bonus children Desiree and Jacob Santos; his best friend and brother, Daniel B. Leonardo; his beloved sister, whom he adored, Melanie B. Leonardo; his maternal grandparents, Jose and Maria Bento; paternal grandmother, Zelia Leonardo; his nephew and godchild, Cameron Leonardo; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was the grandson of the late Jose Leonardo.

His funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 9:00AM from the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02745 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM in Our Lady of Fatima Church, 4256 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford. Relatives and friends are invited. Visitation Friday from 4:00 to 7:00PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jason’s honor may be made to: Mission22.com. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery. To leave a note of condolence: www.rock-funeralhome.com

Services

6 December

Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Rock Funeral Home

1285 Ashley Blvd.
New Bedford, Massachusetts 02745

7 December

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am

Our Lady of Fatima Parish

4256 Acushnet Ave.
New Bedford, Massachusetts 02745

7 December

Burial

11:00 am

Pine Grove Cemetery

1100 Ashley Blvd.
New Bedford, Massachusetts 02745

Memories

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David, Al, Anthony Sillars

December 6, 2019

Jason created the, "Al is #1!", movement.

Joe Villella

December 4, 2019

My sincere condolences to the family, I didn’t know him very well. I was the carpenter steward at st Luke’s hospital for a few years where Jay also worked as the foreman for the plumbing company, He was likable from the start. Very calm. Always had a smile on his face . He seemed like a natural leader.. Some people, you just like right away. And Jay was one of those people.. God bless you Jason Leonardo

Holly Freitas

December 4, 2019

So very sorry for your loss.... May he rest in peace with all whom we haved loved that has passed on to a brighter vibrant life.... God bless your family

Timothy Hamlin

December 3, 2019

I was lucky enough to have known Jason through his brother/ best friend Danny. I can’t say enough good things about the entire Leonardo family. My heart breaks for you and I will keep everyone in my prayers. Love you all.

Liz Riley-Mello

December 3, 2019

Jason...Your light will shine so bright, forever in the hearts of those who loved you. Thank you for your friendship .

Sandra Arribada

December 3, 2019

How you loved telling stories about your girls. Your smile will be truly missed. May you Rest In Peace and watch over those whom you loved.

Laura Burr

December 3, 2019

Thoughts and prayers to all of you! May you RIP Jason ~ You will be desperately missed. XOXO

Jason Carvalho

December 2, 2019

We new each other in high school but didnt hang out until we where older. We had alot of laughs at top shelf. Jay i hold the conversation we had close to my heart! It was always a good time when you where around. Always had your smile on all the time. Rest in peace my brother!

Barbara Richmond

December 2, 2019

So very sorry. So very sad. You will always be in our thought's and prayers. My best memory is how proud you were when your daughters were born. And you were a good father to them. You are missed terribly.

Brenda Mattos

December 2, 2019

I am truly a better person for having Jason in my life. He was all that was good he was an amazing man and his memory will live on forever. Until we meet again fly high with the angels.

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Biography

Jason Bento Leonardo, age 37 of Dartmouth passed away in his home on Thursday, November 28, 2019. He was the loving husband of Denise Leonardo.

Born in Framingham, a son of Duarte and Mariana (Bento) Leonardo, he was a lifelong area resident. Jason was a graduate of Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, class of 2000. After high school Jason was employed for many years with Araujo Brothers Plumbing. Most recently, he was employed with Gencon Service Inc., as a master plumber. Jason proudly served his country in Kuwait with Unit 379 of the United States Army National Guard. In his youth, Jason was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, where he obtained their highest achievement of Eagle Scout out of Troop 3, New Bedford.

Jason loved to work with his hands and always strived for perfection. Everything he did, he did with pride. He was known for his contagious smile and kind, compassionate spirit. He loved laughter and genuinely wanted to make others happy. Anyone could rely on Jason; he truly was a good man in every aspect of his life. His world revolved around his princesses, Jayla and Kyra. They were the sun, the stars and the moon to him. His loyal companion Malik will miss him dearly.

In addition to his devoted wife and parents, he is survived by his daughters, Jayla and Kyra Leonardo; his bonus children Desiree and Jacob Santos; his best friend and brother, Daniel B. Leonardo; his beloved sister, whom he adored, Melanie B. Leonardo; his maternal grandparents, Jose and Maria Bento; paternal grandmother, Zelia Leonardo; his nephew and godchild, Cameron Leonardo; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was the grandson of the late Jose Leonardo.

His funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 9:00AM from the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02745 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM in Our Lady of Fatima Church, 4256 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford. Relatives and friends are invited. Visitation Friday from 4:00 to 7:00PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jason’s honor may be made to: Mission22.com. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery. To leave a note of condolence: www.rock-funeralhome.com