Leon Machnik

January 7, 1925March 31, 2014

Leon Machnik, of Old Lyme and Hobe Sound, FL, died on March 31, 2014, in Middletown.

Son of Polish immigrant parents Jozef and Paula (Makera) Machnik, Leon was born on Grassy Hill Road in Lyme on January 7, 1925. The family moved to what is now known as Mile Creek Farm in Old Lyme, where Leon lived his life and raised his family with his wife Eleanor (Spooner) who died in 2008.

Mr. Machnik attended Colby College and was a veteran of World War II. He was a Second Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps and was a B-24 pilot. He and his brother Tony founded Machnik Bros. Inc. General Contractors, in 1957. Together with his wife, they built Witch Meadow Lake Campsites, a family campground in Salem, CT

Mr. Machnik is survived by his children Judi Hahn and her husband Alan, and Todd Machnik and his wife Becky, all of Old Lyme. His cherished grandchildren Kristen Hahn, Abby Lynn Farmer and her husband Drew, Tom Machnik and his fiancee Kathleen Mathews, Kevin and Peter Machnik. He was predeceased by his siblings Helen Grimes, Mary Connors, Mildred McGowan, Julia Elliott, Tony Machnik and Paula Smith.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday April 4th at 11am in Christ The King Church, McCurdy Rd., Old Lyme. Burial with military honors will be in Duck River Cemetery. To sign the online guest book visit


  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, April 4, 2014

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May 2, 2014

Todd and all the Machnik family, I'm at such a loss at the news of Leon's passing that I just received. He is a special soul and I was so blessed to have him in my life for so many years! Please know that my prayers go out to you during this difficult time.

wayne&pati smith

April 9, 2014

todd,becky and your boys, leon was truly a very good man of his word,
he will be missed by so many. I'm sure he and stubby will have some great stories to share,
wayne & pati smith

Joe Dlubac

April 5, 2014

Todd and Tom,

Sorry for the loss of your Dad/Grandfather. May he rest in peace.

John & Kathy Nickerson

April 5, 2014

Todd, Becky, and boys - We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Leon. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.
John & Kathy Nickerson and girls
Beverly Nickerson

Lisa Calderone

April 5, 2014

So very sorry to hear Judi. My deepest condolences.

Michael Montanaro

April 4, 2014

Judi, Todd & Family- Our condolences go out to you and your families. Leon was a great man and one of my dad's favorite people. We will miss him dearly

Lena Sandora

April 4, 2014

It is rare in life to find a person whom you consider both an employer and a friend. I worked for Leon for twenty seven years and he was always a complete gentleman and a true friend. He was a rare human being and I will miss him dearly. Leon will forever remain in my thoughts and prayers.

James Barone

April 4, 2014

Please accept our sincere condolences on the demise of Leon,a true gentleman.We trust that God will sustain your family during this stressful time.Jim&Madeline Barone

April 4, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this time of loss and sadness.
Leon was the most kind and caring person one could ever know. He brought joy to many, we shall all miss him.

Duane & Marie Bugbee, Hendersonville,NC

Billy Dillon

April 4, 2014

Judy, Todd and family. Sorry to here of your dad's passing. It was truly wonderful having the pleasure of knowing Leon.