Wolcott - Leonard Tutolo ended his courageous battle with ALS on April 26, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He leaves behind the love of his life and wife for 66 years Marie (DeSena) Tutolo.
Born to Frank & Angelina (Petrucelli) Tutolo 88 years ago in Waterbury where he attended local schools. After graduating from Fairfield University with a BS degree in mathematics, Leonard proudly served in the Army. Leonard was founder, president and CEO of Connecticut Hypodermics – a medical component company making custom hypodermic needles and life saving devices since 1979. He was respected and loved by all the wonderful people he worked with at Connecticut Hypodermics, customers and suppliers
He was a member of St Basil (St Pius) parish, Served as past vice president of Litchfield Hills Audubon Society, a member of the Wolcott Senior Center where Leonard and Marie enjoyed Line Dancing together and participated in various trips and activities. Leonard was a proud fan of the New York football Giants, NY Yankees and UCONN Men’s and Women’s basketball teams. He loved trips to Vermont, cross country Skiing, hiking, and racquetball, but mostly loved his time with family Leonard was loved and respected by all who had the privilege to know him.
Besides his wife Marie he leaves behind his daughter Karen (Bob) Kwasniewski, sons Steven (Kerry) Tutolo , & Christopher Tutolo (Brenda Rodrigue), daughter in law Linda Tutolo, his brother Robert Tutolo, grandchildren Gary (Lori) Cugno , Michael (Amie) Tutolo, Ryan Tutolo (Elisa Ermillo), Mark Joseph Tutolo, Garrett Kwasniewski ( Amanda Rilla), Jesse (Claudia) Tutolo, Gregory ( Jessica) Tutolo, Laura (Albert )Ho, Daniel Tutolo (Samantha Sola) & great grandchildren- Ashley, Tyler, Emma, Chloe, James, Hailey & Benjamin his brother in law and best friend Philip DeSena and many nieces and nephews. Leonard was predeceased by his son Mark, his brother Frank and sisters Jenny Sandin & Lucille Brett
The family would like to thank the Neuromuscular/ALS Center at the Hospital for Special Care, C/O: Dr. Kevin Felice, 2150 Corbin Ave, New Britain CT 06053; the Team Gleason Foundation, P.O. Box 24493 New Orleans, LA 70184; and the Veterans Hospital of Connecticut, 950 Campbell Ave, West Haven CT 06516.
In lieu of flowers any donations to above programs would be greatly appreciated.
A memorial service celebrating Leonard’s life will be held at a later date.