Spring Hill, Fla. — Leo J. Linquata, 79, husband of Pauline (Scola) Linquata, died on February 18, 2013 in Spring Hill, Fla.
Leo was born in Gloucester, on September 26, 1933 to the late Luigi and Mamie (Scola) Linquata. He was a graduate of Gloucester High School in 1953 and member of the Fighting Fisherman football team. He married Pauline F. Scola on August 8, 1964. Pauline recently passed away on November 24, 2012. Leo was a commercial fisherman known to many of his friends and family by the nickname “Mop.” Among the many colorful side jobs he held away from fishing included bartending at the Old Timers Tavern and House of Mitch. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the St. Peter’s Club, St. Ann Church and served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1962.
He is survived by his son, Louis Keith and wife, Julie of Philadelphia; daughter, Judy of Spring Hill, Fla.; son-in-law, Glenn Barnes; grandchildren, Kylie Barnes, Eric Barnes, Thomas Barnes, Michael Linquata, Will Linquata, Charlie Linquata and great-grandchild, Evangelina Danese. He is also survived by his sisters, Nina Conti and her husband, Paul, Catherine “Katie” Mitchell; brother, Thomas J. Linquata and his wife, Josephine, all of Gloucester, as well as numerous in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews and godchildren. He is preceded in death by his sisters, Rose Consiglio and her husband, Frank, Vincie “Gingi” Imbruone and her husband, John; brothers, Joseph P. Linquata and his wife, Rose, Salvatore “Sam” Linquata and his wife, Mary, Michael Linquata and his wife, Frances.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial mass and reception will be held at St. Ann’s church in Gloucester in the summer. A scholarship has been set up in Leo and Pauline’s name(s) at St. Ann’s School.