Leonel served our country in the US Army and later became a machine operator for Fafnir Bearing. He had a side business of furniture upholstery, and enjoyed playing cards, gardening, puzzles and going to Vermont. Besides his wife, Jacqueline, Leonel is survived by his daughters Joyce Zukowski and her husband John of South Carolina, Sandra Rubino and her husband Mark of Farmington, Lisa Michaud of Farmington; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five brothers; two sisters and several nieces and nephews. Leonel is predeceased by his son Leon Michaud; grandson Brandon Caron; three great-grandchildren Carlee, Skyler and Rachael, two brothers and one sister.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022 at O'Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., Bristol from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. A funeral will be held on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, starting at the funeral home at 8:30 a.m., until a procession that will leave for St. Matthew Church, 120 Church Ave., Bristol for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Burial and military honors will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bristol Hospice and Home Care, 32 Valley Street, Bristol, CT. To leave an online message of condolence, share a memory or a photo, please visit Leonel's tribute page at www.OBrien-FuneralHome.com .