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Thomas Leone

August 16, 1930 — October 19, 2020

SENECA FALLS - Thomas Leone, 90, of Seneca Falls, NY, passed away at home peacefully on Monday (October 19, 2020) surrounded by his wife and daughters.
If you feel comfortable, family and friends may call at Doran Funeral Home, 4 E. Bayard Street, Seneca Falls on Friday (October 23) from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tom's Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday (October 24) at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Seneca Falls, with Reverend Roy Kiggins, Pastor, as celebrant. Burial will take place at St. Columbkille Cemetery in Seneca Falls, NY immediately following the ceremony. Masks are mandatory for all.
If desired, contributions can be made in Tom's memory to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
Tom was born in Rocca D'Arce, Italy, on August 16, 1930, to the late Bernardo and Maria (Santoro) Leone. After working in Rome as a tailor, he immigrated to the United States in 1955 and lived the American Dream, owning Leone's Clothiers & Tailors for fifty years providing tuxedos and tailoring services to many generations. If you were married or went to a high school dance, chances are you met Tom. Tom was happiest when surrounded by his family and friends, whom he loved deeply. He loved vacationing with his family at the beach and Wildwood NJ was a favorite spot. He was always the life of the party- loving hard, laughing loud and living big. He enjoyed every minute of his 90 years and his smile will never be forgotten.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Virginia (Rea) Leone; daughters Mary (Gary) Sawall, Lore Rossi and Tina Rook, grandchildren, Michael (Michelle) Sawall, Stephen (Amanda) Sawall, Adam Sawall, Sydney, Camryn and Thomas Rook, great-grandson, Erik Sawall, siblings, Carlo (Colette) Leone of Seneca Falls, Antoinette Colafrancesco of France, Rocca (Nino) Testa and Maria Pia DiMezza of Italy; mother-in-law, Loreta Rea of Michigan, brothers-in-law, Marco (Kat Kirschke) Rea of Seneca Falls and Bernardo Iacone of Italy, sisters-in-law, Sylvia (Benito) Zagaroli and Maria (Pasquale) Rea of Michigan, and Gina (Ermanno) Arcese of Italy, and many cousins, nieces and nephews and numerous friends.
He was pre-deceased by his son-in-law, Alan Rossi, sister, Teresa Iacone, and brothers-in-law, Bernardo DiMezza and Rocco Colafrancesco.
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Service Details.


When: Friday, October 23rd, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Doran Funeral Home
Address: 4 East Bayard Street Seneca Falls, NY 13148


When: Saturday, October 24th, 2020 11:00am
Location: St. Patrick's Church
Address: 97 W. Bayard St. Seneca Falls, New York 13148


Saturday, October 24th, 2020 | 12:00pm
When: Saturday, October 24th, 2020 12:00pm
Location: St. Columbkille Cemetery
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