SENECA FALLS - Carlo Leone, 89, of Seneca Falls, passed away on Saturday (June 12, 2021) at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.
Calling Hours will be Thursday (June 17) from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Doran Funeral Home, 4 East Bayard St., Seneca Falls.
A funeral mass will be held Friday (June 18) at 2:30 p.m. at St. Patrick's Church, 97 West Bayard St., Seneca Falls. Interment to follow in St. Columbkille Cemetery. The family asks that those attending the services that are unvaccinated to please wear a mask.
Donations in memory may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, or a charity of ones choosing.
Born in Rocca d'Arce, Italy, the son of the late Bernardo and Maria (Santoro) Leone. Carlo grew up in Italy and emigrated to the United States in his 20's. He initially worked for Hickey Freeman in Rochester as a tailor. Eventually he made his way to Seneca Falls where he worked as a machinist for Gould's Pumps until retiring in 1997. On April 28, 1962 he married Maria Bellomo, and the couple shared a blessed union of over 59 years. Carl enjoyed gardening, playing scopa, watching Italian soccer games, his casino trips to Atlantic City, but above all else he loved his granddaughters, Bella and Nicolette.
He is survived by his wife, Maria; son, Bernie (Giovanna) Leone; daughter, Maria Leone; granddaughters Bella and Nicolette Leone; sisters Antionette Colafrancesco of France, Rocca (Nino) Testa and Maria Pia Di Mezza of Italy; sister-in-law, Virginia Leone; brother-in-law, Joseph Bellomo; family friend who was like a daughter, Sara Reynolds; as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
In addition to his parents, Carl is predeceased by his brother, Thomas Leone; sister, Teresa (Bernardo) Iacone; and brothers-in-law Bernardo Di Mezza and Rocco Colafrancesco.
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