Henry was the beloved father of Jane Bongiovanni and husband John, Nancy Agnew and husband David all of Plymouth, and John Amiro and wife Vicky of Rotunda West, FL. He was “Grampa Leo” to his cherished grandchildren, Kathryn Angel and husband Matthew, Courtney Latosek and husband Andrew, and Christopher Bongiovanni all of Plymouth, Jeffrey Agnew and wife Samantha of Scituate, and Lyndsay Amiro, Sarah Amiro, and Allyson Carter and husband Rob all of Florida. He also leaves his sister Janet Andrews and her husband Bruce of Marston Mills, and his cousin Eileen Amiro of Plymouth. Henry also had seven wonderful great grandchildren; Thomas, Olivia, Owen, Alia, Benjamin, Sean, and Reese. In addition, he leaves his former wife, Barbara Amiro Dalton of Plymouth whom he was blessed to have shared three beautiful children together.
Henry was born in East Pubnico, Nova Scotia on April 19,1936. He became a US Citizen at the age of 14 when he moved to Plymouth with his mom and stepfather and was a graduate of Plymouth High School Class of 1955. He was an accomplished Cross Country track runner while in high school and treasured those memories for years. He served his country as a National Guardsman for 6 years as a Heavy ADA Fire Control Crewman and was a qualified decorated Sharpshooter. He spent much of his career working in the hospitality industry with friends at the Pilgrim Sands Motel, The Cadillac Motel and H.P. Hood and Sons. “Leo’s” favorite job of all was caring for the thoroughbred horses that he trained and bonded with over the years. He was a lover of all music, especially jazz, a member of the Knights of Columbus, and the National Trainers Federation.
At the young age of 14 he worked for his uncle Irving White at I.J. White Stables. He went on to become a licensed trainer taking care of, working with, and training the horses that he had such a passion for. He will be remembered as a kind man with a good soul. Henry had a laugh and smile that would make anyone’s day. He was a man of great faith and looked for the good in people. Above all, Henry loved and adored his family. A dear husband, father, son, brother, uncle, grandfather, great grandfather, cousin, and friend to many whom he shared countless memories with over the years.
Henry will be dearly missed by all who loved him and by all the lives he touched in his 86 years. We will miss his big smile, his kind heart, and wonderful laughter the most. Our family is at a loss right now, and heartbroken, but take great comfort in knowing that he is now at peace in heaven where he so deserves to be.
“Lay down now, and close your sweet eyes, when next you awake, you’ll look down from blue skies. Free from the pain, you will run full stride, with friends from the past and through fields far and wide.”
“We will see you again Dad, in a place in eternity where Joy, Love and Sweet Laughter never ends.”
Henry’s family is eternally grateful to all the staff and special caregivers at the Hannah B. Shaw home in Middleboro, the staff at Fresenius Kidney Care Dialysis Center, and Cranberry Hospice for the extraordinary care and compassion he received while in their care.
Funeral services and interment will be private and entrusted to the care of the Cartmell-Davis Life Celebration Funeral Homes, North Plymouth, 373 Court St. Plymouth, MA. Donations in Henry’s memory can be made to: Black Feather Horse Rescue @ blackfeatherhorserescue.org, or P.O. Box 3145, Plymouth, MA 02360. For more information or to sign the online guestbook please visit www.cartmelldavis.com.