Frank  Leonardis

Frank F. Leonardis Jr.

Friday, October 9th, 1942 - Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
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Frank F. Leonardis, Jr, 77, of Watchung, NJ, formerly of Roselle Park, NJ, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

Funeral is from the Mastapeter Funeral Home, 400 Faitoute Ave., Roselle Park on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 8:45am. A Funeral Mass will be offered at Church of the Assumption in Roselle Park at 10am.
Cemetery will be private.

Visitation is on Sunday 3 to 8pm.

Born in Newark, NJ, Frank lived in Roselle Park for many years before settling to Watchung 3 years ago.

He was a Lieutenant for the City of Newark Police Department for 30 years, retiring in 1994.

Frank was a member of the Superior Officers Association.

Surviving is his beloved wife of 52 years; Viola (nee: Lewis) Leonardis, Three loving sons; Frank J. Leonardis and his wife Teresa, Michael Leonardis and his wife Stephanie, and Marc Leonardis and his wife Mandee, and five cherished grandchildren; Samantha, Frank, Angela, Jalyn, and Marc.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Mastapeter Funeral Home (Roselle Park, NJ)
    400 Faitoute Avenue
    ROSELLE PARK, NJ 07204
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, February 24th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Monday, February 24th, 2020 10:00am
    Church of the Assumption
    West Westfield Avenue
    ROSELLE PARK, NJ 07204
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Please be at the funeral home 8:45am.


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Posted at 01:12pm
To all th Leonardis family. Milt and send u our sincere condolences on the passing of husband Dad and grandad . I have so many fond memories of your family as ou friends and neighbors. We pray for strength for all at this difficult time. We r away and unable to be there with u but u r on our hearts and mines Luv. Betty and Milt Woodruff

Thomas Rizzo

Posted at 08:57am
I get up with Frank & his brother Joe. In later years I worked with him on the NPD.
Frank was a genuine great guy. None could speak bad of him.
R.I.P. Frank EOW
Tom Rizzo

Frank P Cefalu

Posted at 06:53pm
Worked quite a few years with Frank on the Newark Police Dept. We became good friends and had many pleasant experiences and many laughs. Besides being a good cop,his priority was always about his family, especially. His wife Viola whom he adored very much. My deepest condolences to all the Leonardis family..

Frank Cefalu (Ret. Capt.)

Dawn Rannigan

Posted at 08:04am
That's my Sgt Frank!!! Really loved that man...and that smile. He was a huge part of my life growing up...very special person to me. I am proud to have been in his dash. He loved to tease me about how he looked like Elvis and really thought he RIP Sgt Frank...much love to Aunt Vi and family. XO

marie bruno

Posted at 03:43pm
Dear Viola and family my deepest sympathy to you all. May Frank rest in peace, with no more pain. Love Marie Bruno.

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