Daniel J. Leonard, 60 of Portsmouth, RI passed away unexpectedly on Sunday August 27, 2017.
He was born in North Adams, MA on August 8, 1957, to Anna E. (Silvia) Leonard of Bristol, and the late Ronald S. Leonard.

He graduated from Portsmouth High School and served in the US Navy.

Dan has been employed by Rhode Island Hospital for the past 26 years, and was a member of the Teamsters Union, Local #251, for those 26 years.

He was a car enthusiast who loved attending swap meets with his lifelong friends. His greatest joy was his family, especially his granddaughters.

Daniel is survived by his wife and soulmate for the last 30 years, Karen (Rudasill) Leonard, his two children, Charles I. Silvia and his finance Eleanor of Orwigsburg, PA; JoNell Camara and her husband David of Portsmouth, RI; his two granddaughters Ellenor & Clover; his 2 brothers, Dale R. Leonard and wife Andrea of Bristol R.I.; Don E. Leonard & wife Sherry of Bristol; and one sister Dawn M. Chauvin and her husband Maurice also of Bristol RI.; his nieces and nephews; and the rest of his relatives and friends.

Visiting hours will be held at the Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth, on Friday, September 1, 2017, from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm.

His funeral will take place on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at 10:00am, at the St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Robert Potter League, P.O. Box 412, Newport, RI 02840, or to The Autism Project, 1516 Atwood Ave. Johnson, RI 02919.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).