Obituaries

Anthony L. (Tony) Leverone

September 5th, 2017

Anthony L. (Tony) Leverone died peacefully on September 1, 2017 in the home he built for his family in Wilmington. His loving and devoted wife of 69 years Margaret (Hennessy) was there with him at the time of his passing; he was 92.

Tony was born August 22, 1925, the eighth child of the late Frank J. and Mary L. (Mullen) in Charlestown. He graduated from Commerce High School in 1943 and immediately enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He proudly served our country during World War II.

Tony and Margaret (Peg) were married on July 4, 1948 and lived in Charlestown until 1960, when they moved, with three children Diane, Frank, and Stephen, to the house Tony was building in Wilmington. A fourth child, Andrew was born in 1963 and their home was complete (Tony completed the house in 1971). The home Tony and Peg built together is still a safe harbor for a large extended family.

Tony, as a young married man, worked two and sometimes three jobs at a time. Eventually he secured a full-time position with the U.S. Postal Service, honorably serving until his retirement.

Tony attended Saint Dorothy’s Church faithfully and helped with seating and collections for many years. He was active in Little League, was a member of the Tewksbury Knights of Columbus, enjoyed candlepin bowling, and made many friends playing bingo at the Elk’s Club.

After retirement, he kept active by driving a school bus, and playing golf early in the morning. He still holds the Billerica Country Club record for the most holes-in-one by someone named Leverone.

Tony is survived by his wife and children, Stephen’s wife Joan, Andrew’s wife Mary,
sister Catherine Souza, brother Frederick and his wife Elaine, and brother-in-law Bernard Wagstaff.

Tony was the beloved “Grampy” and “Papa” of Lindsay Titulear, the late Allison Leverone, Emily Leverone and wife Caitlin, Stephen Leverone, Jonathan Leverone, Joshua Richard and wife Marisa, Joseph Leverone and partner Jenna Savage, Daniel Leverone, Samantha Leverone, and Private Nicholas Leverone. He was very proud of each and every one.

Tony also loved his two great-grandchildren Matthew Leverone Cavanaugh and Joseph Leverone.

Tony was a man who led by example. Although we miss him terribly, his good works ring loud in our ears.

Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, September 11th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, September 10th from 2:00-6:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in Tony’s name may be made to St. Dorothy’s Church, 11 Harnden Street, Wilmington, MA 01887.

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6 Entries in Guest Book for “Anthony L. (Tony) Leverone”

  1. Deborah Harrington says:

    Aunt Peg and family, so sorry to hear of Uncles passing. , thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Will greatly miss his sense of humor and how he could tell a story especially those of when they were all kids. Debbie

  2. Fred Shine says:

    Aunt Peg & Family,
    I am very sorry to hear off Uncle Tony’s passing. I’ll always remember his sense of humor, and stories. However, what I’ll remember most is his dedication to family (just like his father ), and how he used to work all day and then came to our house to replace the roof, install new windows, replace shingles, and all the work he did on our old house to make is a decent place to live. I know we didn’t have much growing up and neither did he, but he had his dedication and helping hands to find time to help us out. I’ll always remember him doing that, and I know how much it helped us out and how thankful my mother was. He will always be remembered by me! Thank you Uncle Tony, Rest in Peace!

  3. Stacie Murphy says:

    Mr. Leverone you sure will be missed. I grew up and still live in the neighborhood. You were so so good to us when we were kids. I will also miss your smile at St. Dorothy’s. Rest Easy Mr. Leverone, prayers to your family and friends. <3

  4. Terry McKenna says:

    Andy & Mary I’m very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. My condolences to you and your family.

  5. Denise (Leverone) Adams says:

    Aunt Peg and Family,
    I was deeply saddened to hear about Uncle Tony’s passing. There is no doubt that the world was made a better place because of him. May the many wonderful memories of a life well lived together be of some comfort to you at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  6. Noreen keane says:

    I am very sad to hear of Tony’s passing. I will always remember the thoughtfulnessand kindness that Tony and Peg brought into my life and to the members of my family, Catherine and Michael. Our thoughts and prayer are with you.I want you to know that your father was remembered at the Walk For Alzheimer’s prevention that I took part in a few years ago his name was placed on a purple flower and displayed in the special flower garden.
    I will honor him again with a donation and a flower this year in one of the Alzheimer’s prevention walks coming up soon.
    May god hold all of you in the palm of his hands and protect you.
    Noreen

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