Francis “Frank” E. Leonard Jr., 84, of Hazlet, New Jersey passed away peacefully at home on November 22, 2022. Frank was born in Hackensack, New Jersey on March 6, 1938. As a young boy, Frank moved to Keansburg with his mother. Frank met the love of his life, Ida Rusignuolo, and later they were wed on June 16, 1962. They moved to Hazlet in 1966 where together they raised their family. Frank was a communicant of Saint Benedict Roman Catholic Church, Holmdel, New Jersey. Frank enjoyed his career as a Public Accountant. In 1963, Frank proudly opened his practice “Frank E. Leonard Jr. and Company” first in Hazlet and then, in 2000, he relocated to Keyport, New Jersey.
Frank served his country honorably in the United State Air Force. Frank was a past member of the Holmdel Kiwanis and enjoyed monthly breakfast with his friends. Frank had a forty plus-year history of being an all-around wonderful “coach”. Over that time, he coached his children and grandchildren thru all their different sports. He also coached Pop Warner in Union Beach and Hazlet Youth Athletic League. He later extended his coaching into High School, very proudly coaching football at St. John Vianney High School, Holmdel, New Jersey, where they won their only State Championship. Frank was a devoted son, husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
Frank was predeceased by his beloved parents, Dorothy C. (Dean) Leonard and Francis E. Leonard, Sr. He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years Ida (Rusignuolo) Leonard, his loving children, Lisa Terry, and her husband, William, of Leonardo, New Jersey, Frank Leonard and his wife, Antonina, of Jackson, New Jersey, Nicole Szatmari and her husband, Adam, of Marlboro, New Jersey, and Antoinette Leonard of Hazlet, New Jersey, his cherished grandchildren, Karissa, Billy, Michael, Tori, Frankie, Julianna, Sabrina, Ricky, Sebastian and Nicole, and his adoring great grandchildren, Alessandro Francis, Robert Jet, Zechariah, Caleb, Delanie and Sofia.
Donations in Franks memory can be made to the ALS Association, https://donate.als.org and would be greatly appreciated.
Family and friends are invited to visit on Sunday, November 27, 2022, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM and on Monday from 8:30 to 9:15 AM at the Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Inc, 3269 State Route/Highway 35 North, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00 AM on Monday, November 28, 2022, at Saint Benedict Roman Catholic Church, 165 Bethany Road, Holmdel, New Jersey, 07733. Entombment will follow in Holmdel Cemetery and Mausoleum, 900 Holmdel Road, Holmdel, New Jersey 07733.For information, directions or to send condolences to the family please visit, www.shorepointfh.com (https://www.shorepointfh.com)