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Michael Clifford Leonardo, age 56

Michael Clifford Leonardo, 56, of Cabot passed away on September 8, 2020.  He was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 4, 1964 to the late Gary and Susan (McGillivray) Leonardo.

He was a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend to everyone who wouldn’t pass an opportunity to crack a joke.  He was a jokester; who collected knives and enjoyed working and tinkering on cars.

He is preceded in death by his parents Gary and Susan Leonardo; and sister Stephanie Leonardo.

Michael leaves behind his loving family, wife of 29 years, Diane Leonardo; his children Joshua Leonardo (Kristen), Daniel Leonardo, Christina Leonardo, and Matthew Leonardo; his grandchildren Kenzie Leonardo and Stephanie Leonardo; his siblings Patricia Hass (Gene), Victoria Ault (Derek) and Jane Henderson (Jim); a host of extended family, nieces, nephews and friends.

Celebration of Life service will be on Monday, September 14, 2020 from 5:00 -7:00pm at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400.

In light of the current health concerns, Michael’s family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers if you are not able to attend the service. Please be aware, as per Arkansas directives, attendance will be regulated in accordance to Arkansas guidelines, all guests in attendance will be required wear masks/facial coverings and social distancing guidelines will be in place.


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  • Marie Posted September 10, 2020 8:33 AM

    So sorry for your loss Diane. I am saying prayers for peace for you and your family.

  • jeanie Posted September 10, 2020 9:04 AM

    Rest In Peace Michael, prayers to your loved ones

  • Sally Norlie Posted September 10, 2020 1:04 PM

    So sorry to hear about Mikey. I went to Lincoln College with him. He was always the life of the group.

  • Sue Krueger Posted September 10, 2020 5:34 PM

    I am so sorry to hear. You have my deepest heartfelt sympathies 🙁
    I enjoyed working with him at PSJMC

  • Jenn Hamm Posted September 10, 2020 6:18 PM

    To Diane and all the Leonardo Family you are in are prayers now and forever!

  • Michelle H. Posted September 10, 2020 7:52 PM

    So sorry for your loss. I am a nurse at Joe’s and I knew Mike from there. We used to have crazy times years ago on our floor with parties . We all loved him. My prayers are with you Diane and your family at this sad time.

  • Cheryl d Smerz Posted September 10, 2020 9:35 PM

    Rest in heaven Mike. Diane I pray for you and your family that somehow you’ll find comfort knowing he won’t be going through all the health problems anymore. May God wrap you all in his arms now and years to come. He was a awesome man, funny, silly , and ment buissnes when needed to. He always talked so proudly about his love of his life and children too. My deepest condolences to all of you, family and friends. He will be dearly missed and never forgotten. 🙏🙏🙏😢

  • Joanne Oddo RN Posted September 10, 2020 11:06 PM

    Diane and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss! I was so shocked and saddened to hear about Mike. I had the pleasure working with him years ago at St. Joe’s when he worked security. He always stopped to say hello to all of us on his rounds and we will never forget him. Thinking of all of you at this difficult time.

  • Victor Posted September 11, 2020 8:29 AM

    Rest in peace Mikey! I always enjoyed working with you at Joes! My sincere condolences to the entire family.

  • Jan Loyd Posted September 12, 2020 9:57 AM

    Matthew and family,
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Neil M Mikota Posted September 13, 2020 10:01 AM

    Diane, so sorry to hear this news. Wishing you comfort that you’ll receive from memories, your children, and grandchildren.

  • Steve Bona Posted October 24, 2020 11:41 PM

    I’m so sorry to learn of Michael’s passing and will keep you all in my thoughts as you deal with this loss. Michael and I were friends in Montessori school and again during high school after his family moved to Hinsdale. His parents and my parents were close friends for many years but so much tragedy among those early Seton Montessori families broke all the family friendships apart. I’m glad Michael had such a wonderful life with all of you and no doubt he will be missed. RIP, buddy.

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