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David J. Leitao, Sr.

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“Betty Ann,I am so sorry to hear about David. This is very late but I just didn`t know. I hope that you and DJ are ok. I love you and miss you. Please...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Tim Cavagnaro - Waycross, GA

“Please accept my condolences. We were sixth-grade best friends in 1965. I remember well Dave\\\' s and my passion for the music of the Beatles. I...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Don Cunningham - Rockville, MD

“To Betty Ann, David Jr., the entire Kowalsky and Leitao family, please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of David. Our many fond memories...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: The Landau family - Newington, CT

“Liz and David John DJ: I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I wish the...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Darlene Murphy - Storrs, CT


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