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LEONARD MARY DiPONIO age 81. April 18, 2012. Widow of John DiPonio. Beloved wife of James A. Leonard, Sr. Loving mother of Elizabeth DiPonio, Thomas (Renee) DiPonio, John (Cynthia) DiPonio, Susan (Russell) Worosz, Steven DiPonio, Michael (Brenda) DiPonio, Nancy DiPonio Hagan, James DiPonio, Joseph (Erica) DiPonio, James A. (Barbara) Leonard, Jr., Patricia (John) Salter, Carol (Robert) McManus, Thomas ( Debra) Leonard, Daniel (Brenda) Leonard, Catherine (Joseph) DeLeon, Elizabeth (William) Leonard-Brown, Loretta (Ashok) Chopra, Barbara (William) Drotar, and Kenneth (Anastasia) Leonard. Grandmother of 53 and great-grandmother of 16. Visitation O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi, 248-348-1800, Saturday, 5-9 pm, Sunday 2-9pm with a Rosary at 7pm. In state Monday 10am, St. Kenneth Church, 14951 N. Haggerty Road, Plymouth until time of Funeral Liturgy 11am. Memorial donations may be made to National MS Society, PO Box 4527 New York, NY 10163 or Capuchins Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliott St., Detroit, MI 48207. On line sympathy message:

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Kathy&Don Schemers04/21/2012

Renee and Tom - we are so very sorry to hear about your mom. Memories will keep her close in your heart. Take care and with sympathy. Kathy & Don

Lisa Kaminski04/21/2012

Thoughts and prayers are with you - and hoping that the many happy memories bring smiles... Lisa

David Hainline04/21/2012

Your mom was such a great friend of my mothers. I will always remember her kindness she showed me growing up. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Larry & Sheila Leonard04/21/2012

We are sorry to hear the news. You and the Family are in our thoughts and prayers. Larry, Sheila & Family

diane ferguson ross04/21/2012

Dear Renee and family and extended family. My thought and prayers are with you all at such a terrible time of sadness . I was reading how she has 50 some grandchildren. I have my first grandchild and I can only imagine how she was so blessed with so many. How many people can say they had some part in all of these amazing people.I pray as time passes your grief does too but now is a time for mourning and it is a time for friends to tell you all we care . god bless each and everyone of you. Know she will all see you later and she is with her loved ones who were waiting for her. may your pain ease as we all have you in our prayers, Diane Ferguson Ross and family

Christine Petsch04/25/2012

My Dearest Friend Beth: Many blessings are showering down on you and your family. I am so happy that you and your Mom and I shared lunch and memories and hugs and laughs, this past December. I certainly enjoyed our group annual visit over the years. Going back in time, your Mom always welcomed me in your home on Kinloch. In fact I spent more time with you; dear Beth and your family than my own for all the holidays and special celebrations. May your family pull together to support each other and share in the grief for the loss of your Mom. May you all keep your Mom alive in your hearts. With much love and many memories: Christine

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