January 27, 2022

Leonard "Lenny" Coria


Leonard "Lenny" Coria, 98, of Pleasant Street, Rumford passed away peacefully at home with his wife by his side, Thursday, November 25, 2021. He was the husband of Carol (DeRobbio) Coria. They were together 35 years, married 24 years. Lenny passed away from Alzheimers/Dementia.

Lenny served 26 years in the US Air Force and was most proud and happy talking about it. He retired as a SMSGT E-8. He was a World War II veteran stationed in England, France, Germany. He served 2 tours in Vietnam. He was also exposed to agent orange, causing prostate cancer which he later became 100% permanent total disabled. Lenny lost complete eyesight in one eye caused from a shrapnel.

He later worked at the East Providence School Department and retired. Lenny loved wintering in Clearwater, FL. His later in life enjoyment included visiting the casinos with Carol. There he got to ride is little red scooter around and always wearing his AirForce retired hat. He got so much attention by people thanking him for his service then came the war stories he loved to share…he loved every minute of it.

He was born and raised in Fox Point. He was a lifetime member of East Providence Elks, Portuguese Sporting Club, DAV, VFW, and American Legion.

Besides his wife Carol, he leaves 4 children, Helen Coria, Raymond Coria, Frances Bean, Donna Johnson, and his stepdaughter Jodi Amorin. A sister Barbara Furtado, his brother Daniel Botelho. He was the brother of the late Joseph Botelho, Gilbert Botelho, and Gladys Ragano. He leaves his grandchildren and several nieces, nephews.

His funeral will begin Monday, Dec. 6, at 9am from the Rebello Funeral Home and Crematory, 901 Broadway, East Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Traverse Street, Providence. Burial will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours will take place on Sunday, December 5 at the funeral home from 2pm until 5pm.


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