Paul Leonbruno

June 19, 2017

   Paul Leonbruno, 88, of Rome, passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the Grand Nursing Home.

   He was born on February 1, 1929 in Whitehall, NY a son of Paolo and Anna Pageralla Leonbruno.  On September 26, 1953 in St. John the Baptist Church he married Florence Vaccaro, a blessed union of 63 years.  He attended school in Whitehall.

   Paul was a proud veteran of the US Army during the Korean War.  He retired after 40 years as a supervisor at Rome Strip Steel.  He was a member of the VFW #2246.  He enjoyed collecting coins, building doll houses and life with his family, especially his grandchildren.  He was a member of St. John the Baptist Church.

   Paul is survived by his beloved family, his wife Florence; two daughters and sons-in-law, Ann Marie and John Benevento of Syracuse and Maria and Joel Middleby of Rome; cherished grandchildren and their spouses, Justin Benevento, John and Kristen Benevento, Elizabeth and Mark Keida, Paul Middleby, Briana and Derek Carman, Shane Middleby and Paola Benevento; great-grandchildren, Paolo, Giorgio and Zelie Benevento, Olivia Keida, Mason and Spencer Carman; a sister, Josephine Twyman; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Chet Leonbruno and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by a brother, Dave Leonbruno and three sisters, Mary Gooley, Loretta French and Lucy Waters.

   Funeral services will be celebrated on Saturday morning at 9:30 at St. John the Baptist Church for a Mass of Christian Burial with the Rev. Paul F. Angelicchio as celebrant.  Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery.

   Relatives and friends may call on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bottini Funeral Home, 120 W. Embargo St.

 

 

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