Condolence: My deepest heart felt condolences to friends and family.
I crossed paths with Leonardo in the late 1980s. It is a lengthy and fun story, as I met him through a friend of a friend at the Wooden Nickel in Highwood. We were all young and single. He could fill a room with his personality, always laughing ,smiling and enjoying life.
We shared our Italian heritage amongst many other things and he became close friends with my First Cousin, who immigrated to the USA, so I would see Leonardo on occasion.
I had the pleasure of meeeting his father and his mother. They were extremely friendly and very Italian as well as the most cordial and wonderful people you could ever hope to meet. I also spent some time at his father’s workshop. He and Leonardo were true artisans. Their workmanship was amazing. Both he and I as well as my cousin, were soon married and life took us in different directions. I heard recently that he was very sick and decided just today to check the internet and I found his obituary.
This is such a sad day. I have a treasured piece of furniture, which he made by hand. It is a wine rack and I always think of him each and every time I lhave cause to use it.
RIP my friend, I am certain that some day we will meet again. God bless you and your family.
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