Ernie was predeceased by his beloved wife of 64 years, Marie Leone; son, Robert M. Leone; grandson, Christopher R. Leone; and siblings, Salvatore Leone and Maryanna Cordaro and her husband, Carmelo. He is survived by his children, Christopher Leone and his wife, Linda of Freehold Township and Denise Leone and her husband, Peter Graffagnino of Bridgeville, DE; grandchildren, Sarah Macolino and her husband, Paul, Michael Leone, and Jessica Leone; and great grandchildren, Evelina, Giulia, and Serafina.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his 11:00 AM Funeral Mass at St. Gabriel’s Historic Church, 549 Newman Springs Road, Marlboro on Saturday, August 27, 2022. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, 361 Sharrott Avenue, Staten Island, NY. All arrangements are under the direction of the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township. For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For information or to leave condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com