Leonard E. DeLoughery, Sr., 77, of Bradley Street, East Haven, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was the loving companion of 30 years to Joan Boyce DeLoughery. Born in New Haven on March 7, 1934; son of the late James and Minerva Leonard DeLoughery. Leonard had worked as a mechanic for Chiarelli Transport Co.; had served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army during the Korean War in Alaska; was a member of the American Legion and an avid collector of many things especially Coca-Cola toys. Father of Leonard DeLoughery, Jr., Deb (David) Smith, Eugene DeLoughery all of Waterbury and Alan (Grace) DeLoughery of Winsted. Step-father of Robin Lee Smith of Bridgeport, Jonathan Baird of East Haven, Leonora (Marian) Baird of West Haven and Ann Marie Lynch of East Haven. Brother of Jane Sinski of New Haven, Dennis (Barbara) DeLoughery of Wallingford, Eileen DeLoughery of West Haven and the late Minerva D’Andrea, James and Donald DeLoughery, Joyce Connelly. Also sixteen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Predeceased by his grandson Anthony D’Agostino. The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to the doctors, nurses and staff at the VAMC, West Haven.
Family and friends are invited to attend a mass of Christian burial on Tuesday morning, February 28th at 11:00 am in St. Therese Church, 555 Middletown Ave., North Haven. There will be no visiting hours. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a charity of ones choice.