Leo J. Degone

February 18, 1927November 3, 2020

Funeral services for Leo J. Degone, age 93 of Washington Street in Ogdensburg, will be held at 10:00am on Thursday (Nov 5, 2020) at Foxwood Memorial Park Chapel with Rev. F. James Shurtleff officiating with military honors. Mr. Degone passed away on Tuesday morning (November 3, 2020) at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center.

Surviving is his wife Irmgard of Ogdensburg; nieces & nephews Mike Tooley, Kathy Limoges, Susan McLear, Tom Tooley, Shawn Tooley, Sharri Tooley, Steve Monroe, Andy Monroe and a brother-in-law Wendel Monroe of Ogdensburg.

He was predeceased by his sisters Shirley Tooley and Joanne Monroe.

Leo was born on February 18, 1927 in Ogdensburg NY, a son of Leo R. & Blanche (Paro) Degone. He attended St. Mary’s Academy and entered the US Coast Guard from 1945 – 1946. The then enlisted in the US Army in 1947 and was stationed in Germany. He later married Irmgard Hill on September 3, 1958. He received his honorable discharge from the Army in 1966, and in 1967 he joined the Ogdensburg Fire Department where he worked until his retirement in 1987.

Leo was a past member of the American Legion and enjoyed playing cards and bingo, fishing and going to the casino. Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Lawrence Valley SPCA, 6718 NY-68, Ogdensburg, NY 13669. Condolences and fond memories can also be shared at



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Maria and Renee Ashley

November 6, 2020

My sister and I met Leo at the supermarket when we were visiting our parents. As we were chatting, we found that our families had something in common; Leo met his beautiful wife Irmgard in Germany while serving in the military, and our father met Maria in the same circumstances. We exchanged telephone numbers, and Leo called my parents. A long, wonderful friendship began. Leo and my father shared stories, and Irm and my mother became close as well. Leo always maintained a child-like enthusiasm for life and his optimism was boundless, especially when it came to hitting the Lotto jackpot.

We send our deepest sympathy to Irmgard.

Maria and Renee Ashley

Joseph & Desiree Monroe

November 5, 2020

Our deepest condolences on the loss of your husband. We just learned from Wendel of Leo's passing today. May the memories of Leo be forever in your heart & those of others bring you comfort in the coming days.... He was a remarkable man with a smile that lighted a room. His sense of humor will always be rembered... May the Lord above, hold all those who knew him & loved him within his heart. RIP Jr.

Diane Boyer

November 5, 2020

To the family of Leo Degone,
Our sincere condolences in the passing of your loved one. May he rest in peace.
Wally and Diane Boyer

Janice Bouchard

November 4, 2020

To the family of Leo Degone: So sorry to hear of Leo's passing.
He was a great neighbor and friend of ours. He will be greatly missed.

Don & Jan Bouchard


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