- January 2, 2013
- Salem, Massachusetts
of Leonard F's Passing
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“So very sorry for all of Lenny's family and friends. I remember his kind and gentle way. May he rest in peace.
1 of 23 | Posted by: Janet Foley - Basking Ridge, NJ
Together we grew up, raised children, buried our dads, adored a grandson. Cared for our aging mothers. Perfect it was not, but wonderful it...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Dianne - Salem, MA - Wife
“First, may you rest in peace Lenny!
I don't know how you put up with us at 3:00am but thanks.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful family with...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Frani Cormier
“Lennie, I am blessed and honored to have known you.
4 of 23 | Posted by: Marj Coello - Chelsea, MA
“We wanted you to know we are thinking of your whole family and sad for the loss of a great person. Good memories will live on forever. Howard has...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Howard and Cheryl Rice - OR
“Dianne~ I know that no words can ease the pain and loss you feel - just know all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so sorry.
6 of 23 | Posted by: Tricia Barbeau - Nashua, NH
“Although we only knew eachother briefly, I will always remember our fishing trip in March 2011. Lenny, may your hooks stay sharp, rods bent and lines...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Raymond Szwanke - FL
“Diane and family,
We are deeply saddened by your loss,our hearts go out to you and your family in this time of sorrow, your are all in our thoughts...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Ricky and patty Sproul - Boston , MA
“You and your sister, Diane, were "Bug" and my first childhood friends. So many wonderful memories of growing up on Crowdis St. Hiking through the...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Patty (Lord) Nihan - Peabody, MA
“We feel so fortunate to have had you in our lives. You were such a kind and caring man, we will miss you greatly and you will never be forgotten.
...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Iris Sproul - South Boston, MA
“I wonder if you know how many lives you have touched,
Do you know that people here love you so much?
Can you even know how many dreams you made...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Nancy Wilson - Weymouth, MA
“Lenny you and bobby meant so much to me may god bless and watch over your family
12 of 23 | Posted by: Stanley swaczyk - Salem, MA
“Diane and family,
I was so sad to hear of your loss of your husband and father. Please accept my deepest sympathy. May he rest in perfect peace.
Jo...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Jo Sullivan - Lynn, MA
“Thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. May he rest in peace.
14 of 23 | Posted by: Andrea Furnari Manni - Swampscott, MA
We have fond memories of when we all lived at Colonial Plaza apartments with you and Lenny , had good times and lots of laughs. He was a...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Sally and Scott Palmer - MA
“IUE-CWA Local 201 will miss you Brother. Thanks for your service for others and service to your Union.You made a positve impact in this world for...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Ric Casilli - Lynn, MA
“In memory of a loyal unionist and dedicated representative of members, and a friend and travel companion that we enloyed many trips with the last...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Ric Casilli and Pam Edwards - MA
“To the Family of Lenny, My maiden Name is Lori Countie. My older brother also,Lenny grew up in Salem together. We lived in Witchcraft Heights and...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Lori Bermani - Salem, , MA
“Dianne & Family
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thought and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Our Deepest sympathy ...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Kathy & Bert Connolly - Beverly, MA
“With great sympathy
20 of 23 | Posted by: ginger mckay - salem, MA
“How lucky were we to have known someone who was so hard to say goodbye to?
Our hearts are broken - we will miss Lenny so much!
Nancy, Tom,...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Nancy Wilson - Weymouth, MA
“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
22 of 23 | Posted by: Bob & Linda Grayson - Lynn, MA
“Rest In Peace Lenny
23 of 23 | Posted by: Vinnie Scuzzarella - topsfield, MA
Salem — Mr. Leonard F. Redican, 54, of Salem, beloved husband of Dianne M. (Gariepy) Redican, died January 2, 2013 at Salem Hospital following an ischemic heart attack, surrounded by his family.
Born in Beverly, he was the son of Mildred (Merluzzo) Redican of Salem and the late Robert Redican. He was raised and educated in Salem, receiving his elementary education at the former St. James Grammar School and he continued his education graduating from Bishop Fenwick High School in Peabody.
Mr. Redican was currently employed at the General Electric Corporation in Lynn at it's River Works Plant. He had been associated with GE for over 35 years as a machinist.
Active in the labor movement and dedicated member of the IUE-CWA Local 201, Leonard served his brother employees as a Union Stalwart. Local 201 has lost a good friend on so many levels. He had been a union steward for years, both in Plant 4 and previously in Building 40. He was a health and safety committee pioneer and activist for 20 years and served as the elected Health and Safety rep in Plant 4 and Building 40. He served as a delegate to the National IUE-CWA-GE Conference Board for several terms. And finally, he chaired the Strike Committee and served on the Constitution Committee for the local. His dedication to his fellow workers was steadfast as he negotiated for the rights of others before himself.
An avid outdoors man, Leonard enjoyed spending his time out of doors with his family fishing, hunting and riding his bike. He traveled with his family to Alaska giving them a flood of memories fishing together side by side in the Kenai Peninsula. His love of fishing and the out of doors will live on through the generations of Redican's to follow. An avid runner, Leonard accomplished a marathon having completed the fundraising in honor and support of the Leukemia Society. He was dedicated to his family and those around him, he will be forever missed.
Leonard is survived by his wife of thirty one years, Dianne M. (Gariepy) Redican; mother, Mildred (Merluzzo) Redican of Salem; sons, Jeffrey Redican of Everett and Christopher Redican of Salem; grandson, Jacob Kyle Redican of Salem; sister, Diane E. McCarthy of Hamilton and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be held in The O'Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Sq., (At Salem Common) Salem, Monday, January 7th, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem, Visiting hours Sunday, January 6th from 2 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Leonard's memory to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.