Leonard Joseph Colucci, age 81, of Lakeville, passed away on Friday, November 26, 2021, at Southwood in Norwell.
He is survived by his wife of 60 plus years, Sheri Lee Colucci; his son Steven Colucci & wife Roxanne and two grandchildren Samantha and Nicholas all of Marlton, New Jersey; his brother Robert Colucci & wife Doris and two nephews Bobby and Chris all of Lakeville; a niece Wendy Steele & husband Colin and two great-nephews Andrew and Anthony all of Rochester, Massachusetts; a maternal aunt Theresa Silvia and 16 maternal cousins.
Lenny was born in Brockton, Massachusetts, on December 13, 1939 to Geneva Teceno & Leonard A. Colucci; both preceded him in death.
He graduated from Middleborough High School, Class of 1958, earning MVP on the school baseball team. In September of 1958, he joined the Marine Corp and was stationed at a top secret security base built inside Fort Campbell, Kentucky, called Clarksville Base. It was while there he met his wife in Nashville, Tennessee. After the service, he joined the Middleborough Police Force in 1965, serving four years.
He obtained his Associate's Degree from Massasoit College and in 1970 was hired by Syntex Laboratories of Palo Alto, California. It's the one thing he always wanted to be: a salesman! During the 26 years with Syntex, he became known as "Lenny Legend". He won the District Award ten times, the Regional three times and in 1975 he won the National Salesman of the Year. In 1980, Hollywood cameras and lights came to Lakeville to make a training film on his style of selling. As a Senior Professional Drug Representative, he won many trips for himself & Sheri. He also was put in charge of many product related conventions.
Besides his work, Lenny enjoyed raising his tomatoes and became known as the "Tomato King" and grew his beautiful red cannas. He also enjoyed coaching his son's Little League team, and he played softball in the Middleboro League for 25 years. In later years, he could be found watching his grandchildren grow, play soccer and dance.
After retirement, Lenny started playing golf and enjoyed the leagues he played in. He & Sheri started spending their winters in Englewood, Florida; playing golf, walking the trails and the beaches and meeting new friends.
Family and friends are welcome to the visiting hours at the Ashley Funeral Home, 35 Oak Street, Middleborough, on Sunday, December 5, 2021, from 3:00-7:00 PM.
All are invited to gather at the Ashley Funeral Home, Middleborough, on Monday, December 6, 2021, starting at 9:45 AM, followed by his funeral Mass of Christian burial at Saint Isidore Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 340 Centre Street, Middleborough, at 10:30 AM.
Interment services will be private.
Contributions in Lenny's memory may be made to Folds of Honor, Department 13, Tulsa, OK 74182, www.foldsofhonor.org or Autumn Hospice, 454 Washington Street, Norwell, MA 02061.
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Folds of Honor
Department 13, Tulsa OK 74182
454 Washington Street, Norwell MA 02061