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Ann Marie (Melchione) Leonard
June 20, 1934 ~ December 18, 2022 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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On December 18, 2022, Ann Marie Leonard, passed away peacefully at her home in Chelsea, surrounded by her loved ones. She was 88 years old. She was the devoted wife of the late Lawrence T. Leonard. Beloved mother of Laurene A. Palladino of North Hampton, NH, Lisa Leonard, Lynne Ann Leonard, and Lydia Leonard all of Chelsea. Daughter of the late Anthony D. and Marie C. (Bonimano) Melchione. Sister of Lillian Cahill and her late husband Patrick of Roslindale, Rosalie Castellano of Wilmington and Elaine Twitchell and her husband James of Ipswich. Cherished grandmother of Kristin Marie Thompson and her husband MacGregor, Andreas Leonard-Calcano and great grandmother of Peyton Jaymes Thompson. Also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews. Born in Boston and raised in East Boston, a graduate of Mt. Carmel School and Fitton Central High School. After her marriage to Lawrence T Leonard, they moved to Chelsea where they raised their family. Chelsea was her home and community for the rest of her life. She was an avid reader and was always active in mind and body. Visible by her stacks of books, weekly visits to the Chelsea Public Library and her passion for gardening. She cherished her time with her family especially her two grandchildren and loved her role as “Nana”, spending as much time as possible in their day to day lives. She was the most unselfish, loving and giving person, always thinking of others before herself. She had a heart of gold, wonderful sense of humor, calming presence and was loved by everyone who knew her. She will be forever missed. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Tuesday, December 27th at 9 AM followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church, 133 Beach Street, Revere at 10:30 AM, Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Chelsea Public Library, 569 Broadway, Chelsea 02150.