Leonard Summer, 91


NARRAGANSETT, RI – Leonard Summer died April 15 at South County Hospital surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Sally (Goldstein) Summer. Born in Providence, a son of the late Simon and Pauline (Leichter) Summer, he was a longtime resident of Warwick and Cranston, before retiring to Narragansett and Boynton Beach, Florida.

He was a co-owner of Summer Brothers, a wholesale children’s clothing store in Providence, but was best known as the co-owner of Merlen Pharmacy in Warwick. After the pharmacy was sold to CVS, he continued as a sales rep for several years. 

Leonard was an Army Air Force WWII veteran serving stateside. He graduated from Hope High School, Class of ’44. Leonard was a member of Touro Fraternal Association, Roosevelt Masonic Lodge, member and past Commander of JWV, former board member of Hebrew Free Loan Association and member of the former Temple Beth Torah. 

He was the father of Donna and her husband, Alan Pierce, of Beverly, Massachusetts, Andrea and her husband, William Ferreira, of Kennebunk, Maine, and Cindy and her husband, Richard Guinan, of North Easton, Massachusetts.  He was the brother of the late Merwin and Sayre Summer. He was the grandfather of Matthew and his wife, Mimi, Jesse and his fiancé, Christina, Jacob and Tyler. He was the great-grandfather of Chase and Cole. He was the uncle of several nieces and nephews. He ws the companion of Clarissa Kulman.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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