July 5, 1924 (Stamford, CT) – February 12, 2019 (Norwalk, CT); 94 years old
Married to Adeline D’Amico Coviello (1925-1977) in Westport on June 5, 1948
Married to Jean Zulkeski Knapp Coviello (1925-2011) in Norwalk on March 29, 1980
Children are sons Bruce and Larry Coviello, and daughter Denise Shaw. Stepchildren are Paul Zulkeski, Tony Zulkeski and Janice Zulkeski.
Local address 38 Chestnut Street, South Norwalk and 3 Valley View Road, Norwalk
Enlisted on November 30, 1944
Serial number 6430508
LST-895: was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto from April through June 1945

LST-895 from

Born to Vito James (1888-1942) and Theresa Masare Coviello (1892-1942). Brothers Vincent (1912-1960) and Nicholas (1913-1984). Sister Margaret (1917-2011)

Stamford High School, Class of 1942 yearbook

Wounded in action in the Battle of Okinawa. Lost his left leg. Obituary states “he served as an example for other amputees because of his fierce determination.

Leonard was cremated. The disposition of his ashes is unknown.


Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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