Leo worked his entire life beginning with his dream job at the Boston Herald Traveler where he worked from 1945-1972 as a Production Manager. After the paper was shuttered he was appointed to the City of Boston Rent Control Board where he became Vice-Chairman. Leo then moved on to the MBTA where he served in various capacities until his retirement.
Leo was also very active in union activities and politics. He was a campaign manager for many local candidates.
Leo discovered running later in life and developed into a fine Masters (40+) & Senior Masters (50+) runner competing in many road races and achieving his dream of qualifying and finishing the Boston Marathon multiple times. He was the Race Director for the Joseph M. Smith Road Race in Allston for many years. He was an avid Boston sports fan, particularly the Bruins and Red Sox.
In retirement Leo and his wife Florence enjoyed traveling to Florida enjoying the sun and beach. Leo was extremely proud of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and along with Florence attended many ballgames, concerts and plays his large family was part of.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, April 16th, from 4:00 – 8:00 PM in the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 17th, at 10:00 AM in St. Thomas More Church, 7 Hawthorn Rd., Braintree. Burial will follow in Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to, Season’s Hospice Foundation, 1 Edgewater Dr., Suite 103, Norwood, MA 02062.
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