Leo E. Concotelli
Feb. 10, 1929 — May 22, 2016
Leo E. Concotelli, 87, of Waukesha, passed away May 22, 2016, at Seasons Palliative Care and Hospice in Waukesha. He was born on Feb. 10, 1929, in Sterling, Ill., to Peter and Josephine (Agapesi) Concotelli.
He will be missed more than he knows by his children Frank Concotelli, Susan (Dennis) Baglien, John (Pam) Concotelli, Amy (Darrell) Albon and Sara (Craig) Komar. He is further survived by loving grandchildren Steve (Marci) Concotelli, Dan Concotelli, Angela (Charles) Desjarlais, Maria and Tony Baglien, Matthew Concotelli, Tim, Theresa, Cecelia and Maria Albon and Gregory and Meghan Bahr. Leo was a fun great-grandpa to Andrea, Adam, Emma, Charlotte and Michael. He also leaves behind his sister Aleda (Angelo) Campagnolo, brother-in-law Joe Adami and special friend of the family Deborah Douglas. He will be missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends especially those at Brookfield Regency Senior Independent Living.
Leo was preceded in death by his parents; brother Frank A. Concotelli; sister Gloria Sippel; daughter-in-law Peggy Hampton Concotelli; former wife and mother of his children, Renata Adami Concotelli; and special friend Carolyn Riedel.
Leo worked in real estate for most of his life — first for Chicago and Northwestern Railway then Texaco, the United States Post Office and the FAA. He was the family historian as evidenced by an amazing archived and cross-referenced collection of 50plus albums covering all manner of details of both sides of the family and people he thought were close enough to be considered family. Leo loved sailing and trains, family gatherings, Tenuta’s deli, large trash day in Waukesha and giving everyone the business — but mostly he deeply loved and delighted in family.
Leo’s part of heaven will be busy with pork roast and pasta primavera, family dinners, meandering road trips and boating on his beloved Rock River in the shadow of Blackhawk’s statue, his small boat stocked with Grebe’s pastries, Lorna Doones and biscotti, the winning lottery ticket in one hand and a Marlboro 100 in the other.
The love and memories are ours.
Special thanks to Dr. Gerald Berman, Sue and Barb for their years of compassionate care. Thank you to Dr. Adam Siegel, Julie and Kay for their help in the final days. Thank you to Seasons Hospice for their care of dad and us.
A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, May 28, from 3-5 PM at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha. Private interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Sterling, Ill.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to a charity of your choice are appreciated.
Church and Chapel Funeral Home of Waukesha is serving the family. For more information, call 262-827-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary or leave condolences.