Lori Melanie Leonard, 55, of Cliffwood Beach/Old Bridge Township, passed away, Monday, November 20, 2017, at home. She was born in Jersey City and resided in North Bergen, Keansburg and Matawan before settling in Cliffwood Beach 25 years ago. She worked as a computer programmer; the Old Bridge School System food service and as a Keyport Crossing Guard. Lori was a member of the Keyport-Matawan Elks and the American Legion Keyport Ladies Auxiliary.
Lori was predeceased by her father, Richard J. Leonard. She is survived by her mother, Maria (Vitale) Leonard of Old Bridge; two loving sons, Alex Ragsdale of Cliffwood Beach and Richard Leonard of Manchester; three sisters, Theresa Leonard of Franklin Lakes, Lorraine Leonard of Fair Lawn and Lisa Leonard Barker of Jefferson Township; and two cherished grandchildren, Dominick and Noelle, both of Manchester. She will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends.
At the direction of the family, Lori was privately cremated. Day Funeral Home, 361 Maple Place, Keyport, NJ 07735 was entrusted with the cremation arrangements. You may post a condolence to the family at the Day Funeral Home website, www.dayfuneralhome.com.