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HINKLEY, Leo T., Jr., of Sunrise Assisted Living of Braintree, formerly of Quechee, VT, W. Hartford, CT, and Wilbraham, MA, passed away after a long and wonderful life. Born and raised in Springfield, MA, Leo graduated from Cathedral High School, the College of the Holy Cross (50’) and obtained his masters from Stanford University. He proudly served his country in the U.S. ARMY during WWII where he was awarded several decorations and citations including the Purple Heart. Prior to his retirement in 1985, Leo was a Vice President for the EMHART Corp. Leo kept himself active by volunteering his time for organizations he was passionate about, including the Habitat for Humanity in VT where he was the treasurer. He was also a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Roman Sepulcher and a Third Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. In his free time he enjoyed golfing, skiing and traveling. Leo will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known him. Leo was the husband of the late Anna (Cantalini) Hinkley. Loving father of Dr. Maureen Hinkley of TX, Peg Hartman and husband Ken of Beverly, Drs. Mary Blanchette and husband Brian of Marshfield, Dr. Michael Hinkley and husband Taeyeong of Madison, CT, James Hinkley of New Britain, CT, Mardie Hinkley of Boston and the late Leo Hinkley, III. Son of the late Leo and Alice (McMahon) Hinkley. Devoted brother of Kathryn Seward of W. Springfield and the late Alice Kopyscinski, Donald Hinkley and Robert Hinkley. Also survived by 12 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, several godchildren, nieces and nephews, his family at Sunrise, as well as a large extended family, and many friends. Reposing at the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree. Visiting hours are Friday, December 8th from 4:00 – 7:30 PM. A Requiem Mass for Leo will be held on Saturday, December 9th, at 10:30 AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Braintree. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Burial will be private in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield, CT at a later date. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his name to a cause near and dear to his heart. Please make checks out to “The Haitian Foundation to Rebuild St. Yves” and mail them to Gail MacDonald, 59 Dewson Road, Quincy, MA 02169. The proceeds are being used to rebuild a school in Port-au-Prince.

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