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Mr. Leonard "Frankie" Savage

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“So sorry for your loss I will keep you in my prayers we all love our family and I love ,just rely on your faith and your wonderful memories ”
1 of 24 | Posted by: Georgia Yeldell , Hutchins - GA

“Love you family. Sorry I could not be there but you all all in my prayers. Love you all ”
2 of 24 | Posted by: Tanny Felder - Baltimore, MD

“Dearest Cheryl, Frankie, the Savage, McKinney, R. Heady and Families,Keeping you close in our hearts and prayers for the loss of your beloved Leonard...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Karol Barnes Washington - CT

“Rest in peace ”
4 of 24 | Posted by: Angela white - WATERBURY, CT

“Frankie you will be dearly missed . I will miss your beautiful smile,your great personality and that great cooking on the grill . Rest in peace ”
5 of 24 | Posted by: Maritza Perry - East Haven, CT

“Rip Frankie ”
6 of 24 | Posted by: William talford Byrd Lewis Byrd Lewis - GA

“Frankie it was a pleasure to have known you from friends to family we will always remember you we thank you for my nephew Frankie rest now in gods...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Ronda Moore - Wtby, CT

“So sorry for your loss. My condolences ”
8 of 24 | Posted by: Betty Wright - Bristol, PA

“Savage Family,Very sorry to hear of the loss of Frankie, neighbor from Pearl Lake. My condolences to the Savage Family.Tanya ”
9 of 24 | Posted by: Tanya Hunter Green - Austin, TX

“My deepest and sincere condolences to the family & friends of Frankie. I knew Frankie many years ago when I was dating his cousin Clay. I remember...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Ida Rosado - waterbury, CT

“So sorry for your loss remember Frankie as a young child from Gilyard Dr my thought and prays are with you all. ”
11 of 24 | Posted by: Deborah Arroyo - Waterbury, CT

“Cuz may you Rest In Peace. I will always remember your smile and kind heart. You will be forever in my thoughts. As I'm writing this I know you...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Anthony Savage - Baltimore, MD

“Blessings to my beloved family. We used to call him "Little Frankie" He was such a vibrant person. Always full of fun and smiles. Love You. ”
13 of 24 | Posted by: Neannette McKinney - Las Vegas, NV

“Cheryl and Frankie my sincere condolences. We know not why these things happen sometimes but God knows best. Remember his love and the memories. It...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Denise Perry Lowe - Oakville, CT

“Rest in peace Leonard! Till we meet again. Love you! ”
15 of 24 | Posted by: Pam Sears - Mrytle Beach, SC

“Frankie we have so many great memories of you. We laughed alot and we're together for the tough times. So happy you were part of our family. Our...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Nancy and Tom Heady - Waterbury, CT

“My sincerest sympathies to the Savage and Heady families. You are in our thoughts and prayers.Michael Dean and Stephanie Sapp ”
17 of 24 | Posted by: stephanie sapp - Waterbury, CT

“Thank you for all the work you did on behalf of the HIV/AIDS Community; so many clinicians had the benefit of your wisdom.Rest in peace my friend. ”
18 of 24 | Posted by: Karina Danvers - West Haven, CT

“My deepest sympathy to the Savage and Heady families. RIP Frankie from Tracy Tirino Munson ”
19 of 24 | Posted by: Tracy - CT

“Frankie,I will always remember your smile and how you always looked out for me and my mom.Give my mom a kiss from me !!!You will be missed dearly.We...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: kim packer - waterbury, CT

“Rest Easy my friend love you !!! ”
21 of 24 | Posted by: kim packer - waterbury, CT

“I remember first moving to Waterbury and meeting my nephew. I was always told about the beautiful mane of hair he had even as a baby. Well, I soon...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Cheryl Savage - WATERBURY, CT

23 of 24 | Posted by: Ronald Heady - Waterbury, CT

“Outstanding- handsome and gentle young man. Always been beautiful in soul and being. Raised up with love and admiration by his parents. Taught to...Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: Lois and Willie Jordan - VA

Leonard F. Savage, Jr. 49 departed this life on Friday, September 22, 2017 with his family and loved ones by his side.

Leonard, known as Frankie to family and friends, was born in Waterbury, CT on July 1, 1968 to Leonard F. Savage, Sr. and Cheryl (McKinney) Savage. Frankie lifelong Waterbury resident, he graduated from Crosby High School in 1986. Frankie was a bright student and excelled in many academic areas, especially mathematics. He loved sports and was an avid recreational football and basketball player. Most weekends he could be found on the court with his dear, late cousin Clarence (Clay) Williams and a host of friends.

One of Frankie's life-long passions was cooking and he hoped to turn that love into a career. After high school, he attended Johnson & Wales University to study culinary arts. He worked at many restaurants in the Waterbury area, and particularly enjoyed his time at a small, downtown café where he was the head cook. Among family, he was known for his lasagna, which was requested at every gathering. Frankie's other interests included miniature golf; rooting for the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Yankees, and Allen Iverson; family picnics at Lake Quassapaug, and summers in Lake George, NY with his second family, the Headys.

As an adult, Frankie developed a love for photography after taking several classes. He had a natural eye for great shots and took amazing photos. Many beautiful, scenic photographs hang in the corridors of Waterbury Hospital. Frankie also did important HIV/AIDS advocacy work through the hospital. He served as a peer counselor and spearheaded "Movie Night", focusing on inspirational messages to encourage those with HIV. He was also invited annually to speak to aspiring nursing students at Naugatuck Valley Community College and at national conferences around the country. Frankie was passionate about adding a human face, touch and approach to HIV/AIDS treatment, and this work was aimed at achieving such. Frankie loved his family. His parents and siblings were dear to him. His children were his pride and joy. Ronald Heady, his life partner of seventeen years, was his rock. Frankie's grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins were his tribe. His fierce loyalty to his loved ones will be dearly missed.

Frankie is survived and leaves many memories to be cherished by his sons, Frankie L. and Jordan Savage; daughters Jaleesa, Janae and Jade Savage; life partner, Ronald Heady; parents, Leonard Sr. and Cheryl; siblings, Latanya, Lance, Lorraine, and Shamaine; two grandchildren; a niece and nephew; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.

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New Pine Grove Cemetery

850 Meriden Road Waterbury, CT 06705