Leonard J. Morio
Died August 12, 2014
LAKE LEELANAU – Leonard Joseph Morio, 90, of Lake Leelanau, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 at Munson Medical Center, surrounded by his family.
Leonard was born on May 14, 1924, in Bingham Township, the son of Peter and Anastasia (Sharnowski) Morio. On Aug. 23, 1952 at St. Michael’s Church in Suttons Bay, he married Teresa L. Walter, who survives.
Leonard had a passion for his family, faith, and the great outdoors. He was a loving and caring family man, devoted Catholic, member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of St. Mary’s Parish for 90 years. He was an avid sportsman. Len loved to hunt and fish. He hunted ducks for 78 years in a row in his own duck blind. His hobby was collecting duck decoys and carving decoys.
Leonard was a cherry farmer and a commercial sign painter. He was a great story teller and could strike up a conversation with anyone.
In addition to his wife of almost 62 years, Leonard is survived by his children, Jean (Gregory) Moe, Denny (Kathy) Morio, Tom (Cheri) Morio, Becky (Bill) Sterrett, and Penny (Scott) Emeott; 13 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Albert Morio; and two sisters, Marie Plamondon and Gertrude Coyne.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Aug. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. with a rosary to be prayed at 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Lake Leelanau. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Aug 16 at 9 a.m. also at the church. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Fr. Michael Janowski will serve as celebrant.
Memorials may be directed to St. Mary School, P.O. Box 340, Lake Leelanau, MI 49653 and/or to Mass Intentions.
Please share memories with Leonard’s family at his online guestbook at www.martinson.info.
Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.