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Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home

382 First Parish Road, Scituate, MA

OBITUARY

Joseph Leate

May 17, 1951June 21, 2019
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Joseph “Joe” Leate– 68, lifelong Scituate resident passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack on June 21, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Rhonda (Shilts) Leate, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage. Growing up together, becoming one.

Born in Brockton and raised in Scituate, he was the son of the late Alfred J. and Sarah “Sally” E. (Stoddard) Leate. He graduated from South Shore Vocational Tech. High School in Hanover. Joe was a generous man and he gave of himself whenever he had the chance to help someone. He had a wonderful sense of humor and an immeasurable number of friends. More important than any of these things were Joe’s relationships with his daughters and grandchildren, each with whom he shared a special, unique bond. He was a loving dad and papa and he loved to be involved in their lives every chance he got.

Devoted dad of Saundra Leate Goodfellow of Scituate, Michelle Leate-Healy and her husband Robert of Cohasset and Joanne Leate of Scituate.

Cherished Papa of Alexander, Michael, Samantha and Marcus. Loving brother of Edward Leate of Brockton, William Leate of Marshfield and the late John Leate. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will take place on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 10 AM at First Baptist Church, 660 Country Way, Scituate followed by a time to give condolences to the family and share light refreshments. Interment omitted.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider contacting the funeral home to contribute toward Joe’s final expenses.

Services

  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 27, 2019

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Jeff Chipman

June 28, 2019

Joe show them how to power shift! we will never forget you.
all your friends. Jeff

Sherry SMART

June 26, 2019

I lived across the street from Joe and Rhonda for 30 years. I remember how he came over and plowed me out during those terrible winter storms. I remember how he liked my cupcakes with cream filling. I use to make them for the men Bible Study. Rhonda, remember our prayer group we had with Carry and Jan. What a kind and gentle man Joe was. May the Holy Spirit bless the Leate family and guide them.

Scott Pardo

June 25, 2019

I'm deeply saddened after learning about Joe's sudden passing.
I knew him for close to 30 years. I first met him when he worked at Sealund Corp. in Pembroke. I've met a lot of people in my line of work . I will never forget JoJo. He truly was one of the good guys.
My sincere condolences to the Leate family.
Rest in peace my friend.

Pam Mullin

June 24, 2019

Dear Rhonda and family. My most sincere condolences on your loss. Cherish always your fifty years
together and know your family and friends share in your sadness. Love and prayers to you all.

Joanne Leate

June 23, 2019

I love you dad

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