1925 – 2017
Putnam – Romeo F. Leo, 92, of Church St., died peacefully at Matulaitis Nursing Home. Born in 1925 to the late Gaetano and Amelia (Noia) Leo. He was married to Lorraine (Rousseau) Leo for 65 years.
Romeo was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during World War II.
Romeo worked for many years at U. S. Button, formerly the Frank Perizak Company, as a supervisor in many departments. His later years were spent working at the Putnam Supermarket. He graduate from Putnam High School in 1942 where he was an outstanding athlete. He loved to fish and play golf where he could be found at Quinnatisset Country Club if not playing, walking the course. Romeo was a member of the Elks and former Foresters of America Club. Although he had a very unique personality, those who knew him best had a true friend who cared deeply. He will be missed.
Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Guy Leo and his friend Jenn Frease of Putnam; his daughter, Elaine Hovey and her husband James of Warwick, RI; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by three brothers, Florendo, Carmine, and Anthony; and four sisters, Erselia, Elvira Caplette, Mary and Anna Prehoda.
As requested by Romeo, services will be omitted. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.