Leonard J. DePalma of N. Chelmsford

1935 - 2019

No Vistitation Date Scheduled


November 20, 2019
11:00 AM
Dolan Funeral Home 106 Middlesex St. N.Chelmsford, MA 01863

Leonard J. DePalma, 84, of N. Chelmsford, MA died Friday, November 15, 2019 at Lowell General Hospital Saints Campus.

He was married to the late Phyllis S. DePalma, who died on April 20, 2014.

Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late Leonard and Rose DePalma. He graduated from Chelmsford High School with the class of 1952.

He proudly served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

Leonard owned and operated Starvision of N. Chelmsford.  He had previously worked for BTU of Billerica.

He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in N. Chelmsford.

Leonard was a member of the Alberton W. Vinal American Legion Post 313, the Chelmsford Elks, the Stonybrook Sportsmen’s Club and the H.E. Fletcher Club.  He was a stamp and coin collector.

He is survived by two sons, Leonard and his wife, Trish DePalma of Ontario, Canada, and Joseph Maki of Zephyrhills, FL; a daughter, Elizabeth DePalma of New Brunswick, Canada; three brothers, Michael and his wife, Jean DePalma of Hudson, NH, John and his wife, Janice DePalma of N. Chelmsford and David and his wife, Eleanor DePalma of Chelmsford; two sisters, Florence Miller of Salem, NH and Ann Marie Gehr of Leominster, MA; a sister-in-law, Pat and her husband, Ken Brown of Nova Scotia, Canada; seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was the father of the late James DePalma of Lubbock, TX.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his Memorial Service on Wednesday, November 20th, at 11:00 AM at Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex St, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.

3 Condolences for Leonard J. DePalma of N. Chelmsford

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    Bruce Harper


    lenny you were a great friend going to miss you, your lifetime of stories and your political views.

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    Donna Aylward


    We extend our sympathy to Lenny’s family. You lost a good man. May he rest in peace.
    Donna and John Aylward

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    Christa Gehr


    I know you are dancing in heaven, Uncle Sonny. Thank you for teaching me how to dance. I so wanted to be able to kiss you and say goodbye. I love you and wanted to thank you for teaching me the love of dancing. We talked about everything. RIP Uncle Sonny, a piece of my heart is now missing.

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