Leo J. "Smiley" Daniels

Leo J. "Smiley" Daniels, a longtime resident of Hartford, died peacefully April 27, 2006 at the age of 82 years.

Beloved husband of the late Jean K. (nee Kennelly); loving father of Mary (Peter) Reilly of Elm Grove and Michael Daniels of Hartford; treasured grandfather of Katie and Jay Reilly; dear brother of the late Joseph (Betty) Daniels of Hartford; and fond step-father of Rodney and Diane. He is also lovingly survived by five step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many good friends.

Leo was a member of Veteran of Foreign Wars and served with the 82nd Airborne in WWII. He was a member of the Courtney-Carr-Milner American Legion Post #19 and VFW Post 8834 Slinger. Leo was a member of the Code 3 Rescue Specialists West Bend, the Washington County Local Emergency Planning Committee, a 50-year member of the Hartford Fire Department and a Hartford city alderman.

Visitation under the direction of the Becker Ritter Funeral Home will be held at the Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home of Hartford (226 S. Main St.), on Sunday April 30, from 4 to 7 p.m., followed by a 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Kilian Church (264 W. State St., Hartford).

A reception will follow at the church gathering space. A private graveside service will be held.

Memorials to the Hartford Fire Departmentís Survive Alive Program appreciated.

Sympathy expressions and directions may be given at www.beckerritter.com

The Becker Ritter Funeral Home and Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home are assisting the family.