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Michael M Leone

Obituary for Michael M Leone

February 16, 2020
Rockland, Massachusetts


Michael Mario Leone of Rockland, formerly of Winthrop and East Boston, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 16th, 2020, at the age of 71, after short illness and subsequent complications. Michael was born in San Nicola Baronia, Province of Avellino, Italy in 1948 to the late Filomena Maria and Giovanni Leone. His three dearly loved siblings Carmen, Benito and Michael preceded him in passing. He was the youngest of five siblings of whom he is survived by, Nicola Leone, Carmela Favorito, Ubaldo Leone, and Regina Genere, all of whom he loved.

He survived 46 strong years of marriage to his beloved wife Kathy and navigated the storm of life and love with three strong willed children Jennifer, Michael, and Matthew. He welcomed Jennifer's longtime boyfriend Marco into the family many moons ago as well as daughter in law Shelley, wife of Matthew, for the past 13 years. Papa became a new favorite nickname as he was blessed to have three grand-daughters, Hayley, Taelyn, and Evalina. He is also survived by loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, and a host of long-time friends.

Michael was proficient in speaking Italian and English as well as being highly educated in humor and sarcasm. His passions developed throughout different stages of life. He never encountered a wild piano he couldn't tame, and he honed that skill for years alongside his Prince and The Paupers bandmates. He valiantly attempted to pass his musical skill down to his children with 30 thumbs. In addition to his musical escapades he was also a talented painter/taper by trade but also enjoyed freestyle painting of landscapes inspired by his many scenic fishing spots. His rod and reel brought him joy in solitude as well as a way to spend time with friends and family.

Taking up residence at the peak of his passions was his love for the Lord Jesus Christ and his family. He put his best foot forward when it came to coaching his kids in life and in sports and pointed them to Jesus if he didn't have the right answer. His love for his wife was undeniably resilient.

He absolutely loved the Lord. If you had a pulse and were within an earshot he'd let you know just how much Jesus did for him and what He could do for you if you let Him. He worked countless hours utilizing his resources in an effort to serve the Lord in order to further the kingdom of God.

We take comfort in knowing that Michael, a sinner saved by grace through faith, is resting with the Lord, worshipping in His presence and enjoying the fulfillment of His promises.

Should friends or family desire, memorial contributions may be sent to Teen Challenge to support their Massachusetts centers and services. Please visit to donate or mail contributions to Teen Challenge, 1311 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301. Notes are welcome to show that your contribution is in Memory of Michael Leone.

The Leone Family invites friends and loved ones to celebrate his life at The Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home on Friday February 21, from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. A prayer service will be held at 1:00 PM.

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Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home

135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370
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