Leonard L. McCollum
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GLOUCESTER - Leonard L. McCollum, 53, of Gloucester, passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Gloucester on November 6, 1965, son of the late Edward E. McCollum Jr. and Marianne (Linquata) McCollum.
Lenny was a graduate of Manchester High School, class of 1983, and later attended the University of Vermont having studied Business Administration.
He worked most of his life at Ocean Crest Seafoods, the family business, as the fillet manager, a job he truly loved doing. Lenny had the knack for gardening and definitely had a green thumb. Cooking was his passion. You could always find him in the kitchen creating one of his specialties.
Lenny loved animals, especially his dog Sadie, enjoyed music, particularly the Grateful Dead, dabbling a bit with the stock market, and was the Patriots biggest fan, never missing a game. He also enjoyed hanging with his brothers going boating and fishing. Lenny was a big traveler and loved to go all over, but his favorite places where Italy, Ireland, New Orleans, and Punta Cana, to name a few.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Lenny is survived by his brothers, Edward McCollum III and his partner Mary Miller, David McCollum and his partner Maribeth Scola Porter, all of Gloucester; niece, Nicole Grace and her husband Christopher; nephews, EJ McCollum, Michael McCollum and Cory McCollum; great-niece, Clara Grace; aunts, Irene Zager, Rosalie Parco, Julia Scandalito and Anita Curcuru; uncle, Michael Linquata and his wife Lillian; his special friends and caregivers including, Ann Molloy, June Madruga, Dean Brown, Rick Colburn, Christine O'Donnell and Neil Kleindenest
He was predeceased by his aunt, Alice Hunt; uncles, Robert Zager, Anthony Parco, Sam Scandalito, and Libby Curcuru.

Visiting hours in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester, will be held on Wednesday, September 18, from 4 to 6 p.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Immediately following the visitation, a Celebration of Life will be held at the Gloucester House Restaurant.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.
For online condolences, please visit www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 16, 2019


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Sep 30, 2019
I didn’t know Len that long before I realized I knew many of his relatives and consider a few of them very good friends. We talked often while at the dog park and I’m happy to say I’m glad I met him he was a really nice gentleman who I had the pleasure of getting to know and I just wanted to say I sorry for your loss to all his loved ones. God Bless

PS. I hope Sadie is doing okay, also!
Louie Mitchell and Mary Lou Pascucci
Sep 24, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with Lenny's family. We have many great memories of Lenny throughout the years. His smile and personality will stay in our memories forever. He will be greatly missed.
Captain Richard Haworth
Sep 19, 2019
Farewell Lenny you always was friend and a joy to deal with when we were taking out at O.C. You will be missed.
Kathie & Einstein
Sep 17, 2019
Lenny I will always remember your smile and that laugh, remember when I met you at the dog park with Sadie I told you a joke and your laugh was contagious I will always remember that laugh, and when I told you my feet get so cold up here during the winter the best Christmas gift where are those socks I still have them and wear them every winter thank you for all your kindness and smiles
Sep 17, 2019
It was a true joy and honor to know Lenny. My service dog and I enjoyed visiting with him and Sadie at the dog park. Lenny was a great soul, with amazing stories. I enjoyed talking politics and Gloucester history with him. I hope Sadie will be well cared for. Until we all meet again Lenny, rest in peace man. Jay
Randi Pata
Sep 16, 2019
To Ed, David, and all family and friends of Lenny I am so so sorry for your loss. We are in Portugal but my thoughts and love are with you all. I always got along with Lenny he was a very special person who was always smiling and pleasant, I will miss him very very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Randi and John.
Sep 16, 2019