OBITUARY

John F Leonard

April 10, 1943November 23, 2018

John Francis (Frank) Leonard (75) passed away Friday November 23, 2018 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank NJ surrounded by his family.

Born in Leggatinty, Frenchpark, County Roscommon, Ireland, Frank was predeceased by his parents John and Delia (Rogers) Leonard and brother Raymond. A resident of Toms River and formerly of Freehold, Frank was proud to be an American but never lost his love for his native Irish roots.

Frank is survived by his brother Tom Leonard (Marge) of Toms River and sister Rita Farrell (John) of Castlerea, Ireland.

A generous and warm-hearted man, Frank will be missed by his many nieces and nephews in the US, Ireland and England: Thomas, John, Mary, Cathy, Sean, David, Audrey, Alma, Hazel, Carol, Rachael and Damien and his godchild, Lauren.

Frank was employed by Local 68-Union of Operating Engineers at Newark Airport. Retiring in 2008, he enjoyed fishing, horse racing and traveling to Ireland and Florida to visit family and friends. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph Parish in Toms River and a member of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh of the Jersey Shore, Belmar.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 26 Mule Road, Toms River, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at St. Joseph Church, 509 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ, followed by internment at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 29, 2018
  • Committal Service Thursday, November 29, 2018
REMEMBERING

John F Leonard

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Dona Greely

November 26, 2018

I have known Frank for about four years. I met him through Julie Chesna. He was a wonderful and very caring Man, and I will miss Him dearly. He was the type of person that helped everyone out. I'm glad I got to know Him. May God take care of you now and may you rest in peace.

FROM THE FAMILY