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Ida M. Leonard

NEW MARLBOROUGH — Ida M. Leonard, 89, a longtime resident of New Marlborough, Massachusetts, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022. Born to Medeo and Lena Morandi on January 15, 1933, in Alford, Massachusetts. she was educated in the one room schoolhouse in Alford and graduated from the former Searles High School in Great Barrington, never missing a day.

Ida married Ronald Leonard on Sept. 13, 1958, and together they dedicated their lives to their business, Mt. Everett Landscaping & Construction, along with their beloved son, Randy. The business expanded to Mt Everett Sanitation & Excavation, as it stands today. After Randy’s unexpected death in 2011, they remained steadfast in the family business until their grandsons Travis and Korey took over.

If Ida wasn’t found meticulously working on company bookwork, she could be found with a pen and paper in hand at her grandson’s sporting events, keeping her own elaborate scorecard. Ida enjoyed being with family, attending antique club events and tending to her garden.

She is survived by her grandsons Travis (Merideth) Leonard and Korey Leonard (Hannah Herrick). Sisters Judy Corbett and Bonnie Perotti (Charlie), brother-in-law Bill Warner (Laurie) and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ronnie, her son, Randy, sister, MaryAnne Warner, and niece, Keri Perotti.

The Liturgy of Christian Burial was on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 10 a.m. at St. Peters Church on Main Street in Great Barrington, MA, conducted by Rev. William P. Murphy.

Burial was  at Hartsville Cemetery in New Marlborough. Visiting hours were held at Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home, 426 Main Street, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, on Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., prior to the funeral.

Donations in memory of Ida may be made to The New Marlborough Fire & Rescue, in care of Finnerty & Stevens Funeral home, 426 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230. To share remembrances with the family please visit www.finnertyandstevens.com.

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