Steven Leone Obituary, Death – Steven V. and Anita (Hecht) Leone’s beloved son, Steven Leone, age 21, of Danbury, went away in Rhode Island Hospital. He was born in Danbury on August 14, 1996, and he went on to graduate from Danbury High School in 2014. He graduated in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Rhode Island, along with a minor in leadership. He earned a Summa Cum Laude degree. In addition to his capacity to inspire confidence in those around him, Steven will be remembered for his kindness and compassion. He started a blog named “Humans of URI” that featured other university students. He worked with Big Fish Promotions, LLC as well as being an entrepreneur and co-founding Multimedia Manifested.

Steven was actively involved in a wide range of “causes” that he truly believed in, such as the protection of the environment and the advocacy of good change both on and off the campus of the University of Rhode Island through a group called Thrive URI. Steven had a special place in his heart for each of these “causes.” He was a person who epitomized the idea of sharing optimism and had a lasting impression on everyone he encountered.

He is survived by his parents, Steve and Anita, and his four siblings, Juliana, Michael, Christopher, and Daniel. He is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Annette Leone, his aunts and uncles, Vincent “Jim” Leone (for Remy), Cindy Spencer (for Matt), and Lori Pinto (for Michael), as well as his cousins Thomas, Shannon, Matthew, Katie, Nikki (for Sam), and Olivia. His extended family is still alive. In addition, he is survived by a sizable number of his dear friends and relatives.

On Saturday at 10:30 a.m., St. Peter Church in Danbury will host a Mass of Christian Burial in honor of the deceased. Following the service, there will be a burial at St. Peter Cemetery. Between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Friday, friends and family are welcome to visit with the family at the Cornell Memorial Home, located at 247 White Street in Danbury. The Steven A. Leone Memorial Fund has been established by the family at Webster Bank, 301 Main Street, Danbury, Connecticut 06810, in memory of Steven’s generosity, which led him to support a number of causes and organizations. We would greatly appreciate contributions in place of flowers, which will be made to one or more of the causes closest to Steven’s heart. If you’d like to light a candle, go to