Leonie McGregor

January 15, 1936March 20, 2021

Leonie McGregor, age 85, passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2021. in New York, NY.

Leonie McGregor was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti to her beloved mother Claire Francois on January 15, 1936. She studied cosmetology in her youth and became a fashion model, receptionist, businesswoman, entrepreneur and an Upper Eastside Manhattan restaurateur as she was an extraordinary gifted French Creole chef.

Predeceased by her ex-husband Melvin A. McGregor, Sr., Leonie leaves behind to mourn her son Melvin A. McGregor, Jr., wife Sharon A. McGregor and grandchildren Jasmine M. Pagidas husband Nickolas S. Pagidas, Jr., Renata S. Noel, Brian A. McGregor and Melenie A. McGregor, her daughter Alice M Chu, husband Jose A. Chu and granddaughter Sarinis M. Kissam, husband Marcus D. Kissam and great grandchildren Liliana M. Kissam and Victor L. Kissam, her brother Jude D. Francois, wife Colekia Lawrence-Francois and nephew Jaden L. Francois and niece Claire E. Francois.

Visitation will be held Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Chas. Peter Nagel Funeral Directors, 352 East 87th Street, New York, NY 10128.

The family wishes to extend our appreciation for your support in our time of grief.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 25, 2021


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March 24, 2021

I love you mom, I will miss you and the moments that we shared. I can always hear you in my hear
"Oh Debbie" "Oh Sugar"
Love you mom.

Carmen Pugh

March 22, 2021

Aunt Lee I'll always remember having diner in your cozy restaurant and your delicious Sheppard's pie. Going out late to buy all those grapes for Alice's wedding. Rest now with the Lord and family there surrounding you. Love you, Lupe and family.

Jasmine McGregor-Pagidas

March 21, 2021

I love and miss you dearly Grandma. Memories of you will always be cherished.