Leonard Greene Cardwell, born June 25, 1940 entered into eternal rest March 27, 2022. Lenny worked at and retired from the Springfield school department. Born in NC. He lived in several places before settling in the Springfield, MA. area. In 1989 he moved with his family to Ware...the place he called, "God's country". He enjoyed walking and driving through the local parks, cemeteries and Quabbin reservoir.
Lenny took special pride in his family, always there for us. He was especially proud to teach his children and grandchildren everything he could, including how to drive. He helped coach his grandson's summer baseball team and attended every sporting event his grandchildren had. He enjoyed reading books as well as watching video's of the Grand Ole' Opry from yesteryear and John Wayne.
He is predeceased by his wife Natalie Cardwell, and sons David Ames and Micheal Ames. He leaves behind to grieve, his daughter Patricia and her husband Kenneth Monette of Enfield, CT. Eight grand-children, Shelby Monette and her partner Leo Maric of Northampton, Brandon Monette and his wife Micheala of Blythewood, SC. John Ames and his wife Joanie of PA. Tabitha, Brandy, Ashlee, and Abigail and their respective partners as well as Katie. Great-grands Ryland Green and Lilybeth Anita of Blythewood, SC. And his significant other Debora Kelleher, her daughter Tabitha and Papa's little tiger, Bryan.
A viewing will take place on Friday April 1, 2022 from 2PM to 4PM at Cebula Funeral Home at 66 South Street, Ware, MA. With a private burial to be held at a later date.,
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