Sebastian “Benny” Leonardi

Sebastian “Benny” Leonardi

Benny loved the land. He was never more at home than when he was exploring the woods with a shotgun in hand or standing on the banks fishing and crabbing. He won a few tractor pulls; Benny spent a lifetime atop the machines. He was raised on his family’s Logan Twp orchard and, as an adult,  spare time found his hands in the soil in his garden. Benny’s CB handle was Possum: he drove a truck with the best of them, everything from oil delivery to over the road hauling. His son would follow in his footsteps. Of course, he found his real calling late in life. He was meant to be a grandfather. Though he loved them all he had the opportunity to spend the most time with Cody; thick as thieves always accompanying him riding scooters and cutting the lawn. Benny kept it fun as a dad, doing a little WWF style wrestling in the living room and doing a few magic tricks here and there. He called Brenda his Little Butterfly. Not strict, but he knew how to raise quality kids. His nephews, Joe and Mike, stayed on call if he needed any help. He loved motorcycles, played a bunch of rummy with his best friend, Russell Licciardello, was a fan of Clint Eastwood and graduated from Kingsway (’72).He is survived by his children, Benny John (Tracey) and Brenda Harris and his grandchildren, Cody, Ralissa, Justin and Elijah.Come celebrate 71 great years, Tuesday 9-10 a.m. at St. Clare of Assisi Parish, St. Joseph Church, Swedesboro where there will be 10:30 Mass of Christian Burial. Interment, St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich.


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