Leonard James D'Agostino, Jr., age 60, of Marion, passed peacefully May 13, 2022 after a long battle with Kidney failure. 'Lenny' was born October 19, 1961 in Stamford, CT to Emogene Hollars D'Agostino and Leonard 'Leo' James D'Agostino, Sr.
He was preceded in death by his father. Lenny was the family's first born and was their 'Special Child'. His mom always believed that he was her angel that God blessed them with. In his lifetime he has touched many lives. He was very particular with his earthly treasures that brought him so much joy, including his collection of hot wheel cars, model cars, and stuffed toys. He loved having a stack of dollar bills and loose change in his pocket and was always ready to go shopping.
Our lives were so enriched having Lenny with us. We will miss his smiles and laughter.
For many years, he worked at Watauga Opportunities in Boone.
He is survived by his mother, Emogene D'Agostino of Boone; sister, Sandra Jeanne Wilcox and husband, James, and their children, Alex Singh of Boone, Leila Mirghahari and Nina Walker, both of Memphis, TN and Stephanie Johnson of Lenoir; sister, Andrea Louise Hitt and husband, Earl, of Boone and their children, Christopher Bell and Alexis Bell, both of Clarksburg, WV; sister, Arlene Sharon Barnes of Boone, and her children, Angelina and Ariana Miller-Schumann, both of Boone; brother, Jeffrey Mark D'Agostino of Boone and his children, Giada and Gabriella D'Agostino, both of Greenville, TN; brother, Steven Patrick D'Agostino and wife, Melinda, and their children, Trenton and Owen D'Agostino both of Boone, and Dylan and Amber Williams, both of Rockingham.
The family also considers his wonderful caregiver, Zachary Gellman and wife, Wendy as family. Lenny spent the last seven years with Zach and they just 'clicked', forming the most solid, loving friendship. Much love to all his caregivers, including Kris and his wife, of Marion. Thank You All! Lenny, you are forever in our hearts and we have surely lost an angel.
Graveside services will be conducted Thursday morning, May 19, 2022 at 11 o'clock at Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens in Boone, officiated by Pastor Terry Carver.
If you would like to assist the family with expenses, you may donate directly to Austin & Barnes Funeral Home or through a GoFundMe campaign in Lenny's name.
Online condolences may be shared at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the D'Agostino family.