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OBITUARY

Leo John Gleeson

December 30, 1931August 12, 2020
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Leo John Gleeson, age 88, of Waterford, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday August 12, 2020 with his loving family by his side. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 30, 1931 to Clarence and Alice Gleeson. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. John was a successful contractor and carried a longtime alliance with the Masonry Institute of Michigan and the Mason Contractors Association. He was a dedicated Grand Knight to the Knights of Columbus, beloved member of the Oakland County Boat Club, Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks, and the American Legion. He enjoyed spending time singing his heart out with his adoring family and his many friends. John will best be remembered by his noble, gracious, congenial presence.

Beloved husband of the late Alice Gleeson who preceded him in death on August 13, 2019. Loving father of Janell Gilardone, Carrie Lytle (Jon), Mary Gleeson-Meade (Charlie) and the late John L. Gleeson; proud grandfather of Sophia, Ben, Erin, Jackie and Charlie II. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A memorial mass will be held at St. Benedict Church in Waterford. He will be interred at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield. Memorial Donations may be made to Cardinal Hospice of Oxford.

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Kathleen Gleeson Elliott

September 11, 2020

I will miss Uncle John! I loved talking to him when I came to town, I loved seeing his face he reminded me so much of my Dad. John was so proud to be a Gleeson and I loved that. He was so proud of his Family and you could tell how much he loved Aunt Alice! What a wonderful man!

Terry and Janice Hogan

August 23, 2020

John and Alice were both such kind, loving and very special friends. We were so fortunate to have had them in our lives and enjoy many fun times together. We miss them so much. Till we meet again......

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Biography

Leo John Gleeson, age 88, of Waterford, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday August 12, 2020 with his loving family by his side. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 30, 1931 to Clarence and Alice Gleeson. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. John was a successful contractor and carried a longtime alliance with the Masonry Institute of Michigan and the Mason Contractors Association. He was a dedicated Grand Knight to the Knights of Columbus, beloved member of the Oakland County Boat Club, Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks, and the American Legion. He enjoyed spending time singing his heart out with his adoring family and his many friends. John will best be remembered by his noble, gracious, congenial presence.

Beloved husband of the late Alice Gleeson who preceded him in death on August 13, 2019. Loving father of Janell Gilardone, Carrie Lytle (Jon), Mary Gleeson-Meade (Charlie) and the late John L. Gleeson; proud grandfather of Sophia, Ben, Erin, Jackie and Charlie II. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A memorial mass will be held at St. Benedict Church in Waterford. He will be interred at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield. Memorial Donations may be made to Cardinal Hospice of Oxford.

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