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Charles T. Leonard

Posted By Hall-Wynne On September 19, 2012 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

RALEIGH- Charles T. Leonard, 81, of Raleigh died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 at his home.

He was born in Lynn, MA on Sept. 8, 1931, the son of the late John J. Leonard and Mary Farrell Leonard. He is preceded in death by his wife Patricia Ryan Leonard and his granddaughter Mary Lucille Driscoll, his son-in-law James Driscoll, his brothers James and George, as well as his sister Virginia Paradis.

Charles graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Lynn, MA and received his bachelor’s degree from Merrimack College in North Andover, MA.

Charles served with pride in the United States Coast Guard during the Korean War. Upon returning home, he served his fellow veterans during a 40-year career in laboratory services for the Veterans Administration.

Charles is survived by his daughters, Marie Driscoll of Elizabethtown, KY; Jeanne Charbonneau and husband, Todd of Colorado Springs, CO; Kathleen Tobin and husband, James of Raleigh, NC; sons, John Leonard and wife, Vickie, of Franklin, TN; Lt. Col. Robert Leonard and wife, Carole, of Elizabethtown, KY; Charles Leonard and wife, Michelle of Yorktown, VA; brother, Fr. John Leonard of Newburyport, Mass.; sister, Joanne Powers of Newburyport, Mass.; grandchildren, Michael, Ryan, Julie, Andrew, Elizabeth, James Leonard; Sean, Kevin, Matthew Charbonneau; and Madison, Kiera, Quinn Tobin.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered 11:00 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Fr. David McBriar, OFM and Fr. John Leonard presiding.

Friends may visit Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 from 6:00-8:00pm at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 1113 W. Main Street, Durham, NC 2770.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the USO at www.uso.org/donate or your favorite charity.

Arrangements by Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences www.hallwynne.com, select obituaries.

Condolences for the family of “Charles T. Leonard”

Condolence from Vehicle Analysis Branch/SACD on September 21st, 2012 12:00 am

We, the members of the Vehicle Analysis Branch & Systems Analysis & Concepts Directorate at the NASA Langley Research Center wish to express our sincere and deepest sympathies to the family of our friend and co-worker, Charles “Chuck” Leonard and the entire Leonard family. Our thoughts and prayers of comfort are with you all at this difficult time. Peace and blessings to you, and call on us if you need us.

Condolence from Larry Green on September 21st, 2012 12:00 am

Judy and I are very sorry for you loss. Let God be your support in this time of grief.

Condolence from Richard Tobin on September 22nd, 2012 12:00 am

Charlie was a very special man and we are thankful that we had the chance to get to know him over the years. Our family was treated by him as if we were his family. We will miss him.
Rich, Vicki, Katie and PJ

Condolence from Andrea Messmer Doton on September 24th, 2012 12:00 am

Uncle Boe was a wonderful family man and role model! We have so many great memories of him, especially at Brant Rock, and we feel truly blessed to have had him in our lives.

With our deepest sympathy during this difficult time,
Will Messmer and Andrea, Michael and Alexis Doton

Condolence from Theresa L Johnson on September 24th, 2012 12:00 am

Kathy we are thinking of you and your family and praying strength for you. Please take comfort in knowing that you were there for your father and all the special times. Be Blessed

Condolence from s. zane pinckney on September 25th, 2012 12:00 am

vicki sent us an e-mail; we are on vacation…we hope everything goes well as we completely understand your families loss…zane and evelyn

Condolence from Judy Thorpe on December 15th, 2012 12:00 am

As we make our journey throu this life, death is our final stop.The Bible helps us with our grief.Even the perfect man,Jesus Christ, “Gave way to tears.”So greatly grieved was he over the death of his friend,Lazarous.John11:35 Jesus said “I am the resurrection, & the life.”John11:25 What a wonderful gift we have been givin, to have the hope of seening our loved ones once again.

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