Patrick J. Leonard
Patrick J. Leonard
  • December 11, 1930 - April 5, 2017
  • Safety Harbor, Florida

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LEONARD, Patrick Joseph, 86, of Safety Harbor, FL, died peacefully on April 5th, 2017 with family by his side. Born in Hartford, CT on December 11, 1930, he was the son of the late Thomas Leonard and Mary Cosgrove. He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Patricia D. Leonard, and his son, Michael J. Leonard.

Patrick graduated from Hartford Public High School in 1948 and enlisted in the United States Army shortly after graduation. He proudly served his country as a Corporal and spent his 20th and 21st birthdays in Korea fighting for his country. After honorable discharge from the service, he joined the Hartford Fire Department in 1952. A profession he was extremely proud to be part of. He went on to have a 37 year distinguished career with the department and retired as the Executive Officer to Chief John Stewart.

He was an avid sports fan who loved baseball and UConn women’s basketball. He will be remembered as a generous man, who loved his family and was always willing to share his wisdom.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law James E. and Leigh M. Leonard of Tampa, FL, daughter-in-law Lauri Leonard of Myrtle Beach, SC and several close cousins. He leaves four grandchildren, Kara Leigh Leonard, Christopher J. Leonard, Sharon Leonard and Catherine Talcott.

Services and burial will be private per Patrick’s request. He will be greatly missed by many.

Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.