Mr. Leonard J. DeGeorge, 71, of South Yarmouth MA and formerly of Milford MA & Hopedale MA, died Wednesday (October 28, 2020) at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis MA after an illness. He was the beloved husband of Jane (Kearnan) DeGeorge.
Leonard was born in Watertown MA, the son of the late Albert and the late Josephine (Tobio) DeGeorge. He attended the former St. Mary’s Grammar School and was a graduate of the former St. Mary’s Central Catholic High School. He also attended Worcester State College and Framingham State College.
Leonard was employed as a science teacher for the Milford public school system for over twenty-five years. He also had worked in the catering business for various businesses in the Milford area and eventually owned & operated his own catering business.
Leonard had resided in Milford & Hopedale for most of his life and had resided in Yarmouth MA since 2007. He had served as a member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard in the 1970’s. He was an Eagle Scout; a dog & animal lover and was an avid NE Patriots fan and Boston Red Sox fan.
Along with his beloved wife of fifty years, he is survived by his two children: Lenny DeGeorge Jr. of Winter Garden FL and Erin Davis and her husband Ross of Alexandria VA; his four grandchildren: Michael DeGeorge and Nicholas DeGeorge of Winter Garden FL & Abby Davis and Gracie Davis of Alexandrai VA; and his brother: Albert “Chic” DeGeorge of Milford MA.
Leonard was the father of the late Renee DeGeorge who died in 2011.
In accordance with his wishes cremation will take place. Due to his family’s concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic and the wellbeing of family members & friends Private Funeral Services will be held. Burial of his cremains will follow in Vernon Grove Cemetery in Milford MA. There are no visiting hours. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress Street, Milford MA.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Why Me & Sherry’s House, 1152 Pleasant Street, Worcester MA 01602; Att: the Albert DeGeorge & Renee DeGeorge Memorial Fund.
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