James M. Leaden, 53, passed away peacefully on August 12, 2015 at home in New Milford, CT, surrounded by his wife and children after a long battle with cancer.
Jim is survived by his wife, Linda (Molnar) Leaden; his son James Leaden and wife Molly, his grandson Robert James, his daughter Rebecca Doring and husband Christopher; his father John V. Leaden; his twelve siblings and their families; and many friends.
Jim was born in Rockville Center, NY, on May 11th, 1962. He was a graduate of Bethel High School, Class of 1980, and later married the love of his life, Linda on January 30th, 1982. He became a father shortly after and dedicated his life to providing for his family. He worked hard and loved deeply, touching the hearts of each person he met, family and strangers alike.
Starting out as a mechanic at Bird Motors of Danbury, he worked his way up in the industry and through several dealerships, until he was the Sales Manager of Mini of Westchester in White Plains, NY. He spent his days off with family doing the things that he loved, including watching countless movies, enjoying the sun at the beach, and playing golf. He will always be remembered for his kindness, generosity, and selflessness.
The family would like to thank Dr. Cohenurem and his team at the Praxair Cancer Center, and his hospice nurse, Jean, for all their love and support.
Calling hours will take place on Friday, August 14th, from 5pm to 8pm at Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 15th, at 11am at Our Lady of the Lakes Church in New Milford. Internment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the family in memory of Jim.
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