Alfred Leone of Kennett Square

Alfred Leone

Alfred Leone

Alfred Leone, 85, of Kennett Square, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, at his home.  He was the husband of the late Gladys Leardi Leone who died in 1997 and with whom he shared 51 years of marriage.

Born in Perkasie, he was a son of the late Ernest and the late Susan (DelCiato) Leone.

Alfred worked in the mushroom growing industry until the early 60s when he founded Leone Suburban Bakery in Kennett Square until 1979.  Later in life he helped his late son Ernie start Mushroom Central in Toughkenamon.

He was a member of the Italian American Club, was a sportsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing and he loved mowing his lawn.  He was also a great cook who made the best pork in town.

Survivors include two daughters, Evie Corrado (Frank) of Kennett Square and Debbie Leone of Kennett Square; one sister, Julie Baisch (Bud) of St. Lucie, Fla.; three grandchildren, Jamie Kopp, Anthony Leone and Nicky Leone and 5 great grandchildren. In recent years Alfred has enjoyed the companionship of Eleanor Manfredi with whom he traveled near and far.

In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by his son Ernie in 2012, a brother James Leone and a sister Mary Sowden.

You are invited to visit with Alfred’s family from 9:30 – 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church 7200 Lancaster Pike Hockessin, DE 19707.  His mass of Christian burial will follow.  Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery in Kennett Square.  Contributions in his memory may be made to the Kennett Fire Company 301 Dalmatian St. Kennett Square, PA 19348 or the Avondale Fire Company 23 Firehouse Way Avondale, PA 19311.  Arrangements are being handled by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. 610-444-4116) of Kennett Square.  To share a memory with his family, please visit

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