Leo Stokinger, age 69, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at his home in Walpole, Massachusetts, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 14, 1952, he was the son of the late Charles J. and Eleanor M. (Harrington) Stokinger. He spent his childhood in Dorchester before his family settled in Roslindale. Leo graduated from Boston Technical High School in 1969 and continued his education at Northeastern University, earning his bachelor's degree in 1974.
After graduation, Leo took a position with his alma mater, working as the Assistant Manager of the university's bookstore. For the remainder of his career, Leo worked as an independent sales rep selling apparel for Gear For Sports, Champion, and Under Armour, first in the college market in Upstate New York and later in the resort market throughout New England. Leo spent his career forming sincere and lasting relationships with his customers, much like he had with his many groups of friends.
He married his cherished wife Patti (Peck) at the Wayside Inn in Sudbury on May 10, 1986. They raised their sons Dan and Greg first in Rochester, New York and then settled in Norfolk, Massachusetts until moving to Walpole three years ago.
When he wasn't hard at work, Leo loved getting out on his bike with friends, exploring roadways and trails throughout Cape Cod. No ride was complete without a cold beer and laughs with his buddies. Leo was an avid Boston sports fan who never missed a Bruins, Patriots or Red Sox game. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family, sharing stories from his days with friends in Boston.
Beloved husband of Patti (Peck) Stokinger.
Loving father of Daniel Stokinger and his wife, Katie, of Watertown and Gregory Stokinger and his partner, Maggie Walsh, of Cambridge.
Brother of Marie Van Dam and her husband, Arie, of Roslindale and the late Charles J. Stokinger.
Also survived by his loving in-laws, nieces, and nephews.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Leo's visitation on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 from 4 to 7 PM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the United Church in Walpole, 30 Common Street. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The Melanoma Research Fund at the Massachusetts General Hospital at https://giving.massgeneral.org/donate/?re_fund=214373&donation_designated=Y&donation_designation=Melanoma%20 Research%20Fund