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61 South Road
P.O. Box 1094
Enfield, CT 06082
Phone: 860-749-2244
Fax: 860-763-2815
Leo Porcello

Leo Porcello

Friday, August 24th, 1928 - Saturday, March 23rd, 2019
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Leo Porcello of Enfield, loving husband of Mary Porcello, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away at home, surrounded by his family. Leo and Mary were married for 65 years. They were deeply in love and best friends.

Leo was the son of Matteo and Marian Porcello. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was part of the occupying force in Japan. Leo attended Enfield High School, where he was captain of the football team, he graduated from the University of Connecticut, received a master’s degree from Central Connecticut State College, and a sixth-year professional educator degree. Leo was employed by the Town of Enfield as a Teacher, later becoming the Head of the Special Education Department. He spent 36 years pursuing his passion of educating his students.

Leo loved playing and watching golf, taking trips to Italy, socializing with all of his friends, and working outdoors in the yard, but especially loved spending time with his family. He always made time to attend his children and grandchildren’s events and would always lend a helping hand when needed, especially if something had to be painted. He leaves a large, adoring family. In addition to his wife Mary, he leaves four children, Leah Moon and husband, Jeff, David Porcello and his wife, Susan, Patricia Ponziani and her husband, Peter, and Thomas Porcello and his wife, LuAnne; eleven grandchildren, Jacqueline Procyk and her husband, Stephen, Catherine Bailey and her husband, Andrew Kenney, Dean Porcello and his wife, Kelsey, Karoline Porcello, Maria Porcello, John Ponziani, Catherine Ponziani, Mary Ponziani, Stephen Porcello, Jeanette Porcello, and Olivia Porcello; and 3 great- grandchildren, Jack Procyk, Julia Procyk and Violet Kenney. He also leaves his sister, Mary Faits, and brother-in-law Sebastian Fiore and husband Louis Zellick, and joins his sister, Prudence Cerrato and brother Salvatore Porcello.

Leo was a devoted member of Saint Patrick’s Parish. He became a Eucharistic Minister in 2001, was a member of church council, served as a Homefront participant, and was a member of the Church’s Foodshare program.
As part of his desire to help others less fortunate, Leo was very active in non-profit organizations. He was one of the original members who started the Friendship House, which provided housing for troubled teens, and a long-time Board member of the Enfield Literacy Volunteers. Leo and Mary also sponsored several children from Guatemala.

Leo and Mary would like to thank all the health care professionals that made Leo’s last year enjoyable and entertaining, and cared for him as if he was family. A special thanks to Dmitriy, Amy, and Patricia who went above and beyond the call of duty. Also, a special thanks to great friends Jim Viola and Ray Montagna, and of course neighbors, Lauren and Sarah.

Friends and family may call at Leete-Stevens Funeral Home, 61 South Road, Enfield, CT 06082, on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. A Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at St. Patrick Church, 64 Pearl St, Enfield, CT 06082, followed by military honors. A procession will gather at the funeral home at 10:00 am. Burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Leo’s memory to Autism Families CONNECTicut, P.O Box 370162, West Hartford, CT 06137 or at www.autismfamiliesct.org. To leave online condolences please visit www.leetestevens.com
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Leete Stevens Enfield Chapels
    Address
    61 South Rd.
    Enfield, CT 06082
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  • Mass

    Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    St. Patrick's Church-Enfield
    Address
    64 Pearl St
    ENFIELD, CT 06082
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    A procession will gather at 10:00 at the funeral home.
  • Interment

    Location
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  • US Army

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Bob Johnson

Posted at 09:10am
I was sorry to hear of your loss of Leo. He was kind and gentle man . I have many fond memories of our years together at Enfield High School. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Bob Johnson Nokomis, FL
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Ray and Sarah Fortier

Posted at 08:07pm
Leah, Tom, Jackie, Catherine, and your families- We are so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the memories and special times you had together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Fondly, Ray and Sarah Fortier
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Ray and Sarah Fortier

Posted at 08:06pm
Leah, Tom, Jackie, Catherine, and your families- We are so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the memories and special times you had together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Fondly, Ray and Sarah Fortier
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J Beecham

Posted at 06:47am
Tom - My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
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Henry

Posted at 04:57pm
Please accept my condolences for the passing of Leo. There is hope though, as the Almighty has arranged for the resurrection in the future. He promises, "... There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous." (Acts 24:15) I hope you find these few words comforting and provide motivation to prepare for the new world of God's making. (John 17:3)
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