Leo Congo, 83, of Methuen was called back to Heaven Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen. Born in Lawrence, he was the only son of the late Leo and Flora (Laratonda) Congo.
Raised and educated in Lawrence, Leo was a graduate of Lawrence High School and Merrimack College. He enjoyed a career as a work processor for Western Electric, AT&T, and Lucent Technologies. He proudly served with the US Navy aboard the USS Myles C. Fox, upon which he had the honor of crossing the Arctic Circle in September of 1957. A diehard Boston sports fan, Leo loved the New England Patriots and watched every game he could. But his true passion was baseball and his beloved Boston Red Sox. Leo knew the players, their stats, and watched every game dressed in his Red Sox gear.
Leo is survived by and will be deeply missed by his loving sister, Rita, whose husband, Mike recently passed. Mike was Leo’s Red Sox side kick (many a game the two sat side by side cheering on the home team), his nieces Janice (David) of Belchertown and Jean (Tim) of Grand Isle Vermont, grand-nephews Matthew and Benjamin and grand-nieces Jordan and Page. Leo is also survived by his cousin and close friend Daniel Laratonda, whose companionship was treasured by Leo.
Leo was predeceased by his long-time love, Teresa with whom he spent many summers enjoying the beaches of New Hampshire.
Leo spent his final time with his wonderful caretaker, Ashley and her son, Michael, who was Leo’s “little buddy” in his newly purchased dream house in Methuen. The family would also like to give a special thanks to Julie, Ashley’s mom for all her help and support.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday morning, June 20, 2019 from 9:00-10:30 AM at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street in Methuen. His funeral mass will be at 11:00 AM at St. Lucy Church, 254 Merrimack Street in Methuen. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Methuen.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Leo’s memory to the Wounded Warriors Project at ww.woundedwarriorproject.org.