ROCKLAND — Michael L. Leon, 49, died unexpectedly, Thursday, February 6, 2020 at his home.
Born April 27, 1970 in Hollywood, Florida, he was the son of Jorge and Linda Baudanza Leon. Educated in Rockland, Mike was a 1988 graduate of Rockland District High School. While in high school, Mike was an
exceptional athlete, excelling in both basketball and baseball. With more than one article written about his ‘rifle arm’ in the local paper, Michael once struck out 17 batters in one game.
A hard worker all his life, he spent most of his career as a commercial fisherman. When he wasn’t fishing off shore, he spent time lobstering and also worked with his father and brother in the family boat refinishing business. His family remembered there wasn’t much he couldn’t do or fix, and he had an incredible work ethic.
Always busy, Michael loved spending time outdoors, fishing, being on the lake and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. They were his pride and joy. He was also known to ‘dabble’ in cars, motorcycles, boats, and anything else he could buy, sell, trade or fix up.
He was a loveable big hearted guy who would do anything for anyone in need.
He will be sadly missed by all who loved him.
Mike will be loved and remembered by his parents, Jorge and Linda Leon of Rockland; his daughter, Amanda Catalano and her husband Michael of South Thomaston; his brother, Cris Leon and his wife Magdalene of
Warren; his grandchildren, Lucas, Mason, Levi; his niece, Alexis Leon of Warren; his companion, Julie Soucy and her daughter Brittney; his former wife, Rosie Rivera of Rockland; his four legged companion, his dog
‘Mookie’; and a very large, loving extended family as well as too many friends to count.
A celebration of his life will be held Friday, February 28, at 2 p.m., at Harbor Light Church, 78 Main Street, Rockland.
To share a memory or condolence with the Leon family, visit their Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.