Leonard “Lenny” F. Tomaiolo Jr., 47
Shrewsbury – Leonard “Lenny” F. Tomaiolo Jr., 47, died unexpectedly Wednesday May 11, 2011, at the family home in Mashpee. He was born Oct. 2, 1963 in Worcester and was a graduate of St. John’s High School, class of 1981. He married Wendy A. Joseph Sept. 5, 1993 at St. Rose of Lima Church in Northborough, and she coined his nickname “George,” which remained with them forever.
With an affinity for and knowledge of automobiles, Mr. Tomaiolo was owner and president of L.A. Brokers, a car wholesaling business for over 10 years. He was General Sales Manager for Wayside Ford in Marlborough. He was top-notch in the automobile industry.
Away from work, his passions and interests varied but golf ranked among the top. His career highlight came last year when playing in the Northborough Lions Tournament at Mt. Pleasant Country Club in Boylston. He sank a 52-foot putt and won a $10,000 prize. Rightfully so, he boasted to all family and friends.
Mr. Tomaiolo is described as a man with a heart of gold who had an ability to make everyone laugh and be comfortable. He treasured his time spent with family on Cape Cod, fishing and on his boat. He was a talented cook and, true to his Italian heritage, he could serve many dishes that became his signature specialties. But in the end, what mattered most to him was the love he had for his family. His wife, daughters and extended family brought him immeasurable happiness that he now takes with him on the next part of his journey.
In addition to his wife of 18 years, Wendy A. (Joseph) Tomaiolo, he leaves two daughters, Lindsey A. and Lacey A. Tomaiolo, all at home; his father and stepmother, Leonard F. Sr. and Amy A. Tomaiolo of Shrewsbury; his mother, Kari Tomaiolo of Boylston; his sisters, Lucia O’Keefe and her husband, James, of Florida and Gina M. Litchfield and her husband, Richard, of Shrewsbury; his paternal grandmother, Louise Tomaiolo of Shrewsbury; his in-laws, Richard N. and Elaine E. Joseph of Shrewsbury; brother-in-law, Richard N. and his wife, Mary Anne, Joseph; his cousin, whom he considered a brother, Matthew F. Tomaiolo and his wife, Robin, of Boylston; aunts and uncles, including Frank Tomaiolo, whom he considered his second father, and his wife, June Tomaiolo of Shrewsbury; and nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
A funeral Mass was celebrated May 16 at Saint Mary’s Church of Shrewsbury, with burial at Mountain View Cemetery. Heald & Chiampa Funeral Directors of Shrewsbury assisted with arrangements. Visit www.healdchiampa.com for online condolences. Friends who wish to honor Mr. Tomaiolo’s memory may contribute to the Tomaiolo Children’s Education Fund, c/o Shrewsbury Credit Union, 615 Main St., Shrewsbury, 01545.
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