Leonard Raymond Veilleux, 79, of Clearwater, Florida died June 24, 2021 at St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida surrounded by his wife of 57 years, Ella, daughter Sarah and grandsons Benjamin and Toby.
Leonard was born March 18th, 1942 in Waterville, Maine. While attending Waterville High School he met his future wife, Ella A. Knowlton. Following graduation in 1960 he entered the US Navy. On August 3rd, 1963, he married Ella and moved to Westbrook, Maine. He was a member, Past Master and Past Treasurer at Warren Philips Masonic Lodge. He worked for ADT and Remstar International. He did this while attending SMVTI, earning AS degrees in Electronics, Graphic Arts & Design and Drafting. He retired in 1998 at age 56. He and Ella began wintering in Florida and in 2006 they became full time Floridians.
Once retired he and Ella embraced extensive traveling throughout the United States and abroad. He volunteered at the Pinellas Park Senior Center where he also served as Treasurer. His willingness to help others led to a countless number of people reaping the benefits of his vast working knowledge of computers, woodworking, building and electronic skills.
Leonard is preceded in death by his parents, Fernand O. and Alfreda M. and brothers Gene L, David L. and Daniel P. Veilleux. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Ella Veilleux (Knowlton); his daughter Sarah Veilleux Ryckis, and grandsons Benjamin and Tobias "Toby" Ryckis of St. Petersburg; brother Alan and wife Susan Veilleux of Winslow, Maine, brother Steven and wife Sally Veilleux of Waterville, Maine, sisters-in-law Sheila Veilleux of Belleview, Florida, Cheryl Veilleux of Georgia, and Rachel Veilleux of Rhode Island as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Military Memorial Service will be held at Bay Pines National Cemetery on Wednesday July 21st at 11:00 am.
Bay Pines National Cemetery is located at: 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., Bay Pines, Florida 33744.
A Celebration of Life gathering will be held July 22nd at the Pinellas Park Senior Center 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 pm.
The Pinellas Park Senior Center is located at 7625 59th St. N., Pinellas Park, 33781.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his memory to your favorite charity.