Obituary of Joseph Leonardi (1959 – 2021) – Kenosha, WI


Joseph A. Leonardi

July 7, 1959 – October 28, 2021

KENOSHA – Joseph A. Leonardi, 62, of Kenosha, died on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Froedert Pleasant Prairie Hospital.

Born in Kenosha on July 7, 1959, he was the son of the late Nicola and Giannina (Censori) Leonardi.

Joe graduated from Bradford HS, then received his BA in Accounting from UW Parkside, as well as the CPA designation. After briefly working as an accountant, Joe received a JD degree from the John Marshall School of Law in Chicago. For over 30 years, Joe has provided legal advice through his firm, The Law Offices of Joseph A. Leonardi. He became a trusted legal advisor to countless clients, many of whom would become valued friends. Joe has also sought to share his knowledge and experience with others over many years of mentoring and teaching law as a university professor. Joe was humble and modest, but would fight like a lion in his quest for justice for all. In his spare time, Joe enjoyed Chicago blues music, cooking, rooting for the Bears, and most importantly, sharing himself with his beloved family and many friends.

Survivors include her three siblings: Mary Ferraro, Josephine (Rick) Tucker, Theresa (Ron) Allen; nieces and nephews: Louis (Julie) Ferraro, Flora (Mark) Ward, Amy (Andy) Miller; great-nieces and great-nephews: Tony, Maria, Gina, Felicity, Vincent, Nicholas and Isabella; and aunts and uncles in Italy: Pietro (Ginetta) Censori and Giovanni (Maria Lisa) Censori.

Besides his parents, Joe was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Tony Ferraro.

Visitations will be held on Thursday, October 28 at Proko Funeral Home from 9:30 am to 11:15 am. A Christian funeral mass will follow at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 2224 45th St. in Kenosha, at 12 noon. : 00 noon. If you are unable to attend, please check the Proko Funeral Home Facebook page at noon to live stream Joseph’s Mass. Entombment will follow at the All Saints Mausoleum.

Proko funeral home and crematorium

5111-60th street

Kenosha, WI 53144

Telephone: (262) 654-3533

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Posted by Kenosha News on October 24, 2021.

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