Dorothy Lee Leonard, 86 of Pawling, NY and formerly of Wilton and Danbury, lost her long, brave battle with pancreatic cancer on July 28, 2019. Born in Norwalk, the daughter of the late Charles Leo and Anna (Stewart) Leonard, she was also predeceased by her siblings Leo Leonard, Helen Van Liew, Marion Murphy, Jim Leonard and Anna Lane Arthur. Dot's beautiful smile lit up a room. Her fun-loving spirit was infectious. She loved the water, Compo Beach, annual trips to Stew and Marianne’s in St. Maarten, gardening, puzzles and more than anything, her family.
She is survived by her brother Stewart Leonard Sr. and his wife Marianne, her children; Walter Reddy, Patrick Reddy, Leigh Ann Reddy Young, Scott Cook and partner Jasmine Shane, and Heather Cook Mullen and fiancé Richard Savarese; 7 loving grandchildren; Michael Gomes, Andrew (Kelly) Gomes, Moriah Young, Courtney Cook (Robert) Goldbach, Meagan Cook (Javier) Mendizabal, Kurry (Shelby McGuinness) Mullen and Kent Mullen; as well as 3 cherished great-grandchildren Chloe Goldbach, Lucian and Serona Gomes.
Her family will receive friends on Wed, July 31 from 4-7PM at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave, Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Aug 1, at 10AM, at St. Mary Church 669 West Ave, Norwalk, with burial to follow at St. John Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (Pancan.org)
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