Margaret E. Leonardo

WILMINGTON- Margaret E. Leonardo, 88, a resident of Ware Road, died peacefully December 16 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Kerhunkson, NY, on October 24, 1930, the daughter of the late William Charles Boyd and Margaret Louise White.
Mrs. Leonardo attended school in Ellenville, NY, graduating from Ellenville High School. She  worked at the Five Corners Restaurant and later for EDO Aircraft as an administrative assistant, both in College Point, NY.  She was married to Frank Leonardo on January 19, 1952.
Mrs. Leonardo was a volunteer for many organizations in all of the places she resided in her lifetime: College Point, Saratoga Springs, NY, and Wilmington.  She was an avid collector of numerous things, especially salt and pepper shakers, a hobby of her mom’s that she continued.  She enjoyed gardening, needlepoint, playing bridge, cooking, tag sales, jigsaw puzzles, going to the racetrack with her husband Frank. She was a Buffalo Bills fan and cherished times spent with her family.
Mrs. Leonardo is survived by her children Wayne Leonardo and his wife Theresa, of Charlestown, NH, Margaret Leonardo and her husband Michael Hayward, of Falmouth, ME, Frank Leonardo and his wife Michele, of Clearwater, FL, Camille Swanson and her husband Douglas, of Wilmington; her son-in-law Christopher Hanley, of Phoenix, AZ; 13 grandchildren; and15 great-grandchildren.  
Mrs. Leonardo was preceded in death by her husband Frank Leonardo on October 30, 2008; her  daughter Nanette Hanley, on July 29, 2016; and her brother William Boyd, on December 27, 2015.  
Funeral services for Mrs. Leonardo will be held Saturday, December 22, at 1 pm, at St. Mary’s in the Mountains Episcopal Church, 13 East Main Street. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery. There are no visiting hours.
If friends desire gifts in her memory may be made to the Old School Enrichment Council, c/o Covey-Allen & Shea Funeral Home PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363. To send the family personal email condolences visit

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