Dorothy G. Leonard


NAUGATUCK — Dorothy G. Leonard, 95, the widow of Eugene M. Leonard Sr., died peacefully on April 30, 2022 at Glendale Center surrounded by her loving family.

Dorothy was born Feb. 14, 1927 in Yonkers, N.Y., daughter of the late Robert J. and Florence (Wagner) Sweeney. Dorothy lived in Naugatuck most of her life and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Dorothy is survived by her son, Eugene M. Leonard Jr. and his wife, Melissa; her daughters, Kathleen Sullivan and her husband, John, and Maureen Kaminski and her husband, Tom; her nine beloved grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and her parents, Dorothy was predeceased by her daughter, Cynthia “Cindy” Rapp.

The family would like to thank the staff at Glendale Center, especially Ellie, Rachel, Nicole, Kristen and all of Dorothy’s aids; and Seasons Hospice, especially Nurse Sarah Watts and Chaplain Tim for all of their care and comfort.

A Mass of Christian Burial was at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church St., Naugatuck.

Burial followed in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck. Calling hours were at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck.

In lieu of flowers and to honor Dorothy’s memory, donations are requested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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