Owned Somerville sub shop with husband

Published in the January 8, 2016 edition

Leone-obit-webMELROSE — Louise J. (Albano) Leone, 93, of Melrose, died peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends on Jan. 3, 2016.

Born on Jan. 17, 1922, she was the beloved wife of the late Victor J. Leone Sr. for 69 years. She was the devoted mother of Margaret Leone of Tewksbury and Victor J. Leone Jr. and his wife Carolina of Lynnfield. She was the cherished grandmother of Matthew Pescatore and his wife Pina of Tewksbury, Melissa Tognarelli and her husband Kirk of Tewksbury, Anthony Leone and his wife Sarah of Boston and Alicia Leone of Lynnfield. She was the caring sister of the late Rocco, Domenic, Daniel, Samuel and Arnold Albano and Caroline Kaleta, Catherine Bencale and Rose Joyokonis. Proud great-grandmother of Matthew, Alex, Sofia, Mason and Stella Rose. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Louise and her husband Victor were owners of Leone’s Sub and Pizza on Broadway in Somerville for many years, greeting patrons year after year. She contributed generously to the community, making certain that everyone was well fed — she will be forever remember for her “Sauce Subs,” which she gave gratis to many.

Louise also enjoyed many festive occasions spending time with family and friends at her home in Melrose.

Visitation was held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster St., Melrose on Wednesday, Jan. 6, from 4 to 8 p.m. The funeral was from the Gately Funeral Home on Thursday, Jan 7, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Church, Herbert Street, Melrose at 10:30 a.m.

Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford.

Memorial contributions may be made in Louise’s name to Joslin Diabetes Center, High Hopes Fund,1 Joslin Place, Boston MA 02115 or www.joslin.org.

To send a message of condolence please visit www.gatelyfh.com.