Leonard J. “Lenny” Creeden, age 87 of Wareham, MA (formerly of Hanson, Hanover, Halifax, MA and Seminole, FL) passed peacefully after a brief illness on August 2, 2021. He was the son of the late Ralph and Florence Creeden and brother of Anne (Creeden) Meloni of Attleboro, MA. Married for 64 years, Lenny leaves behind the love of his life, Patricia (Petrell) Creeden, along with his devoted children, Kimberley (Kevin) Bonney of Pembroke, MA, Glenn Creeden of Weymouth, MA, Keith (Susan) Creeden of Wareham, MA and Gregg (Lisa) Creeden of Cumberland, RI. He will be forever loved and missed by eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and many friends and family members.
Lenny attended Stonehill college in Easton, MA, proudly served in the United States Airforce in Korea and was a self-taught chef. He and Patricia worked side by side, owning and operating several restaurants in the south shore area. Most notable, was the aptly named Leonardo’s in Rockland, MA
Known for always being the perfect gentleman, Lenny had impeccable manners and lit up a room with his easy smile. He enjoyed spending time at the dog and horse races with “lady luck” often at his side. Lenny had a sweet tooth that he indulged on a regular basis. Chocolate, ice cream and cookies were among the favorites. He had a quick wit and loved the element of surprise. Lenny was a true romantic and never forgot an Anniversary or Valentine’s Day. His love and devotion for his beloved wife was always well known. It could easily be seen in his eyes whenever he looked at her.
Although none of us know for certain what lies beyond this life or how the next part of the journey unfolds, we imagine Lenny meeting the angels in Heaven with his signature greeting of “Hey Hawahyah?!” or “Hello, yourself!”
Rest easy dear husband, father, grandfather and friend. We will always carry your memory in our hearts.
A memorial mass will be held on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 10am.
St. Patrick’s Church, 82 High Street, Wareham, MA
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