Louis “Skip” Leone, 86, of Colchester, passed away peacefully Thursday (Dec. 6, 2018) with his loving wife, Lorraine, by his side. Born Feb. 11, 1932 in Hartford, he was the son of the late Carmine and Theresa (Armentano) Leone. Skip served proudly with the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955 during the Korean War. He was stationed in Okinawa for two years as a B-29 mechanic and went on to be Crew Chief in 1954 in Bangor, ME. Mr. Leone was the second generation co-owner/operator of City Auto Parts, Inc. of Hartford along with his brother, Anthony for many years and was also a realtor. He was a Charter Member of the B.P.O. Elks Post 2308 in Rocky Hill / Wethersfield and was a member of the Donald A. Bigelow Post 54 American Legion in Colchester. Skip was a longtime communicant of St. Andrew Church in Colchester and had served on the Parish Council handling administrative affairs for many years. His greatest joy was found in his family, and in addition to his beloved wife of nearly 50 years, he leaves eight children (and their spouses), Elaine (Thomas) Canfield, Tracy Roy, James Gabree, Mark Leone, Linda (Dennis) Roberts, Todd Leone, Raymond Gabree and Thomas (Jennifer) Leone; 13 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and numerous extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his two siblings, Nancy Malloy and Anthony Leone. The family will receive guests starting at 9:30 AM Monday (Dec. 10th) at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester before the celebration of the Funeral Liturgy at St. Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Avenue, Colchester at 11 AM. Burial will military honors will follow in the New St. Andrew Cemetery, Colchester. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Church.
St. Andrew Parish
128 Norwich Avenue, Colchester CT 06415