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Leonard "Lenny" R.
DeMino

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June 18, 1937  - April 29, 2024

Leonard “Lenny” Ralph DeMino, 86, of Poolesville, MD, passed away at home on April 29, 2024. He was born on June 18, 1937 in Washington, D.C.  Lenny is survived by his wife Maureen, children Vincent (Rachael) and Mary (Jared), grandchildren Evan and Sadie, and Sister Nancy. He also leaves behind his nieces and nephews, brother and sister in-laws, and many cousins. He is predeceased by his brother Frederick, and parents Nancy (Sciortino) and Frederick DeMino.

Lenny will forever be the devoted soulmate of his wife Maureen. Their winding paths led to their fateful relationship of nearly 40 years. Their children, Vince and Mary, have found their own happiness with their spouses because of the love they witnessed in their parents. He provided unwavering guidance and support to his children and took on every role in their lives with ease. After becoming a stay-at-home dad, he was the highlight of every PTA luncheon, concession stand, and school event. He remains their hero and best friend. His recent title of Poppy to his adored grandchildren Evan and Sadie was one that brought great joy and laughter and he showered them with affection and small tokens of his immense love.

Lenny loved to reminisce of his time spent in Connecticut with his grandparents, who immigrated from Italy, and his extended family. After the challenges he experienced in early life, he wished for nothing more than to have a family of his own and provide them with the best life possible. Of course, he did just that. Lenny thrived on taking care of those around him and his willingness to lend a hand, his truck, a tool, or simply words of encouragement made him an invaluable resource for all.

Lenny served in the US Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1962. He worked in the window and blind installation business and had his own company for decades. It was his way to help others provide a comfortable home for their families. He was exceptionally proud of his home and cherished the community of Poolesville.  

His kind soul and genuine interest in others meant there were no strangers, just future friends. Those who knew him were treated like family, and he was a father figure to many. It was especially important to Lenny to provide food for those he loved, and many of our memories involve sharing a meal. As much as he provided to others, we are equally as grateful for the abundant friendship and love he received back. He truly enjoyed his daily conversations with everyone. 

His absence is palpable, the impact of his life profound. We are not ready to say goodbye, but rather “Too-da-loo,” until we are together again.

The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, May 7th from 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon at Our Lady of Presentation, 17220 Tom Fox Rd, Poolesville, MD where a funeral mass will begin at 12:00 PM. Interment will be private.  A reception will follow at the family residence.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to help cancer patients, to the Johns Hopkins Sydney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at 750 East Pratt Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202. Please send in honor of Lenny DeMino and loving memory of his nephew to benefit the Pediatric Oncology Department.  kimmelgiving@jhmi.edu

Visitation and Funeral Mass will be held

Tuesday May 7, 2024

 Family receiving friends from 10:00 AM - 12:00 NOON

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:00 NOON

Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church

17220 Tom Fox Ave, Poolesville, MD 20837

Poolesville, MD  20837

Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, MD will be private

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From: Jackie

As a neighbor and friend for over 33 years, Len was the best you could have. He was always there when needed, looked out for me, and kept an eye on what was going on around us. I will miss him very much. He and his family became my family. My deepest sympathy to Maureen, Vincent and Mary and their families. I will never forget Lenny, his stories, his kindness, or his devotion to his family. With Love. Jackie

From: Michael Sciortino

We are deeply saddened and send our heartfelt sympathies to your family during this difficult time. We will always remember Lenny and his wonderful personality. May he rest in the lord. - Michael and Marilyn Sciortino , Arthur Sciortino, John and Nancy Giarratana 

From: Philip and Kathy Crandall

We are so sad to hear of Lenny’s passing. Philip has known Lenny for 45-50 years and worked with him at 3 different companies. Lenny mentored Philip from a troubled young man to a productive adult and always believed in him. Thanks, Cap’n D! Lenny and Philip had a thing about being each other’s “best friend in the whole world” Lenny was so happy when his kids were born and Maureen dressed Vincent as a little man with his construction boots just like Dad. He also loved his Mary so and Maureen was his rock. Lenny’s window work lives on in our home. Rest in Peace dear friend. You are missed. Love to the family ❤️

From: Rosemary (Sciortino) Clegg

Dear Maureen, Vincent, Mary, NancyLou and families, Lenny was a wonderful and greatly loved cousin whom I'll always have in a special place in my heart. May he rest in peace in the presence of his loving God Rosemary, Kristie, and family

From: Sheila Talley

Maureen, Mary, and Vincent. We were deeply saddened to hear about Lenny. He was such a kind, funny, and genuine person. Our hearts go out to you and the rest of the family, and you have our sincere condolences. We will never forget him. With love, Sheila and Johnny

From: Meghan Potemra

We will remember Lenny for his unspeakable kindness, his unwavering love for his family and his undeniable loyalty and friendship; especially to my dad. He was one hell of an Italian ! Every time I plant Italian tomatoes, I will think of him. They are in God’s garden now making the biggest batch of pasta sauce! Love, The Potemra Family

From: Jim Brown

Gonna miss all of you, my friend. Your advice, your stories, your love for Poolesville, and how you made all of us feel special. Thank you for all of our conversations over the years, plus all of our shared experiences. The "goodness" of Len DeMino is like a stone cast into a pond, where it moves outward in concentric circles, touching everyone and leaves a lasting, loving impression. Rest in peace, Brother. 

From: The Hilton Family

Our deepest condolences to your family. 

From: Scott N

A message to you Lenny. I will always miss you and love you. Lenny. Thank you for all the good times that you brought. And all the many things that you did so good for me. I don’t know how you always put up with my father, but you did and that’s amazing! You are a great man and always will be. It’s very unfortunate that you had to leave us and your family and the people here on earth but we all know you are in a better place now, a place that you deserve and will be happy and comfortable in. I know that you are in God‘s kingdom. Let your spirit soar!

From: Anne DeMino Kight

My heart is so heavy, missing Uncle “Lunky”, the name my kids gave Len ❤️ He was always there for our family, always. Love you Len, Fred will be with you now . Be happy and watch over us from Heaven. Till we meet again 💕

From: Denise Collier

Maureen, Mary and Vince. You are all in my constant thoughts and prayers. What wonderful human Lenny was. I feel blessed to know him and even more blessed to have have run into you guys just the other day for some good catching up and chuckles. I will forever cherish that. That was a gift above all. He will be missed but not forgotten and he is in good company for sure, and I am certain, not far. Always watching with such pride over his family. Call on us for anything. We are here for you all. Like he always says.."You know where we live". Much Love, Denise and Tristan

From: Tom Burch

At his center, Lenny was simply a good guy who loved and appreciated his family and his friends. What more could one ask for in a man? Lenny will be missed but will always remembered for his kind smile and for his simple acceptance of others.

From: Link Hoewing

I saw Lenny quite often over the years in his morning stops at McDonald's. He was always interested in having a chat and had a wonderful personality, full of vigor and spunk. I work a lot helping fix homes for people who don't have the means and it was great talking with him about construction projects. He always had a solution or and an idea on how to fix something. He always asked about my parents and wanted to know how things were going. A wonderful guy who added a lot to our community and the lives of many. I will miss him a lot.

From: Mike Browning

Lenny was not only my cousin but a good friend. We would talk on the phone and he would always end the call with "let me know if you need anything "And I did more then once and he always came through. Loved reminding me how my Grandfather, Doc DeMino, delivered him. I miss you Len. I'll see you when my time comes 

From: Don Ritorto

RIP my friend. We could talk 4 ever.c u soon ... 

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