David J. Leitao, Sr.

  • Born: June 12, 1952
  • Died: November 30, 2006
  • Location: Mansfield, Connecticut

Newington Memorial Funeral Home

20 Bonair Avenue
Newington, CT 06111

Tel. (860) 666-0600

Tribute & Message From The Family

David J. Leitao, Sr., 54, of Mansfield died after a long illness, on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006 at Windham Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth Kowalsky Leitao for 26 years. Born in Hartford, he grew up in Newington, graduated from Newington High School in 1971 and lived in Mansfield for the past 28 years. David was self-employed as a carpenter along with his father and brother, for many years. An avid hunter and sportsman, David and his son, David, Jr. continued to follow the N.Y. Yankees until the end.
Besides his wife, Elizabeth, he leaves his son David J. Leitao, Jr., of Mansfield, his father Stuart Kowalsky and his wife Jennifer of Newington, two brothers Robert E. Kowalsky of Newington, Donald Leitao of Farmington, sister Edla Kowalsky of S. Windsor and several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his three brothers John Leitao, Randy Kowalsky and Stuart Kowalsky.
His funeral service will be held on Tuesday, 1:00 p.m., at Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington, with the Rev. Cecile Koppmann officiating. Burial will be in West Meadow Cemetery, Newington. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Newington Memorial. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave., Meriden, CT 06450. To share a memory with the family, please visit us at www.newingtonmemorial.com