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Leonard DeTura

Leonard DeTura

Saturday, August 27th, 1927 Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

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Obituary

Obituary for Leonard DeTura Jr.

Leonard DeTura, Jr., 92, of Enfield, beloved husband of Blanche (Dodge) DeTura, peacefully passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019, at Renaissance Manor in Holyoke, MA. Son of the late Leonard M. and Josephine (Pandisher) DeTura, he was born in Hartford on August 27, 1927. Leonard proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II. He later reenlisted and served in the United States Army where he served for over 20 years spanning the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a talented woodworker and enjoyed a long career as a wood planer. In his free time he enjoyed creating many woodworking designs, and was an avid wrestling and NASCAR fan.
In addition to his loving wife, Blanche, he leaves his sons, Joseph DeTura of Suffield and Leonard M. DeTura of Enfield; his grandchildren, Brianna Birtles, Tarah Cohen, Renee DeCormier, Melissa Creedon, Jessica Gardner, Derek DeTura, and Jeremy DeTura; his great grandchildren, Cole, Elvis, Parker, Olivia, Siobhan, and Kira; his sister Theresa, and many, nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his daughter, Donna Marie Cohen and his sisters, Celeste “Dolly” Arcell and Frances Whelen.
His family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 from 5 to 7 pm at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Rd, Enfield. A funeral service will follow at 7pm. Burial with miltiary honors will be held on Friday, November 29, 2019 at 11 am in St Patrick's King St. Cemetery, Enfield. . In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105or Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St, Springfield, MA 01104. To leave online condolences, please visit www.Leetestevens.com

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Leete Stevens Enfield Chapels
    61 South Rd.
    Enfield, CT
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    Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
    5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 | 7:00pm
    Leete Stevens Enfield Chapels
    61 South Rd.
    Enfield, CT
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
    7:00pm
  • Interment

    Friday, November 29th, 2019 | 11:00am
    St. Patrick's King Street Cemetery
    King Street
    Enfield, CT
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, November 29th, 2019
    11:00am

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Brian Fawell

jeramy
so sorry to hear about your grandfather, tom g
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