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Reginald Leonard

Reginald Francis "Hoppy" Leonard

Wednesday, October 28th, 1936 - Tuesday, June 9th, 2020
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Obituary

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather
Reginald Francis “Hoppy” Leonard on June 9, 2020. Reg was born on October 28, 1936 in Southington, CT to Marion (Hutchins) and Carl Leonard. He graduated from Buckley High School and attended Hillyer College. Reg enjoyed a nearly 65 year career at the Institute of Living/Harford Hospital where he held numerous positions ranging from medical records to Director of Printing Services and where he formed many dear friendships. "He leaves a huge legacy at Hartford Hospital, beloved at every level and widely respected by all." Reg met the love of his life, Sally, a student nurse, at the Institute of Living in 1957. In 1959, they began their 61 year journey of raising a family together. Hoppy’s greatest treasure was his family. Everything he did, he did with his family on his mind and in his heart. His family always knew they were loved immensely. Perfectly said by one of his grandchildren, Sarah, "My grandfather, was a stubborn, hard working man who loved his family more than anything else in the world. From working long past his retirement, to cheering on his 11 grandkids in every aspect of their lives, Hoppy showed how much he cared and loved each and everyone of us in every opportunity he had."
He was an avid sports fan and one of his greatest joys was watching his children and grandchildren in action. In Hoppy's eyes, there was no question that they were the best in the field, on the court or in the rink.

In addition to his wife Sally, Reg leaves behind his son Scott Leonard and his wife Kari and their children Emily and Jonathan. Daughter Karen Camidge and her husband Jim and their children Melissa (Jon) Bard, Bryan and Kevin. Daughter Sandra Morton and her husband David and their children Sarah (John) Della Pia, Zachary and Lizzy. Daughter Sharon Curtis and her husband Matt and their children Samantha, Matthew and Jack. He also leaves four adored great-grandchildren Stephen, Julia and Olivia Della Pia and Clara Bard. Reg is also survived by his sister Janet Allen and her husband Robert and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to Hartford HealthCare at giving.hartfordhospital.org.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday June 16, 2020 at 11 am at St. Jeanne Jugan (Holy Family Church) in Enfield (Please meet at Church; all attendees are requested to wear face coverings/masks for personal safety). Burial will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery, King St. Enfield, CT. Unfortunately due to the current pandemic restrictions, his visitation on Tuesday preceding the mass will be private by family invitation only.
Arrangements are by Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels. For online condolences, please visit www.leetestevens.com.
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Service Details

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Holy Family Church
    Address
    23 Simon Rd.
    Enfield, CT 06082
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    Notes
    Please meet at Church. Masks are required to attend Church.
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Patrick's King Street Cemetery
    Address
    King Street
    Enfield, CT 06082
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John Alves

Posted at 07:51am
I had the enjoyment of working with Reg over the years as a freelance designer fo Hartford Hospital. We had both been in the field for a long time, Reg a bit longer than I, and we went through many changes humorously together. Reading his obituary I am not surprised to hear what a great family man he was...though I never called him Hoppy only Reg, I do miss our conversations about work and Hartford. My deepest condolences to you all. John Alves
MD

Mary DesRoches

Posted at 10:07am
Dear Sandra and Dave, Sally and FAMILY,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Father. He was such a great guy. I am sure he will be missed by everyone. My condolences to you and your family, especially your Mother.

Mary (LeBel) DesRoches
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rhea.debari@hhchealth.org

Posted at 04:43pm
To Reggie's Family - I have been a nurse at HH for 39 years. I worked closely with Reg on many printing jobs which he did for our department. He was top notch. Funny, friendly, professional and a true expert in the Printing Center. Wishing you sincere sympathy on your loss. He was one of a kind. Prayers to all of you. Sincerely, Rhea DeBari, RN
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Dorothy, Kathy & Lindsay

Posted at 03:52pm
To Melissa & Family, we know how special your grandfather was to you and he will forever be with you in wonderful memories. Sending you love and hugs,
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Charlie McNamar

Posted at 10:03am
Very sad day to hear of Reg’s passing and offer my sincere condolences to his family. I worked with Reg at the IOL and Hartford Hospital for over 30 years . He was one of a kind with a great personality, he often led the many conversations a group of us would have at the IOL’s cafeteria during lunch that was usually sports related and how he wanted to challenge Larry Bird to a game of one on one!
The obituary alluded to his adoration of his family and you can be sure that he often spoke proudly of you all!
Charlie McNamar
Vernon,CT
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