James R. Leheny of Bethel CT, husband of the late Clarissa Trimpert Leheny died Sunday February 19, 2023. He was Born August 21, 1937 in Danbury CT to the late Edward and Marcella Leheny.
He attended Danbury Schools & graduated Becker Junior College with a degree in Accounting. James worked at Danbury Hospital where he met his wife Clarissa Trimpert. They lived in Bethel and raised their family, 5 sons and a daughter.
He was know as “The Mortgage Man” for many years, working for Michigan National Bank, Independence One, GMAC Mortgage, New Mil Bank, Nutmeg Federal and Prysma Lending Group to name a few before retiring.
He is survived by his son Kevin Leheny (Maria) of South Carolina, his daughter Ann Marie Brown (Jeffrey) of Brookfield, his sons Patrick Leheny (Julie) of New Milford, Michael (Michelle) Leheny of Danbury & Brian (Mary) Leheny of North Carolina and daughter in law Patti Leheny of North Carolina. He is also survived by his sisters Alice Smart & Eleanor Kirk, sister-in-law Kay Leheny, in addition to eleven grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren and many nieces & nephews. In addition to his wife and parents he was predeceased by his eldest son Terry and his brother Edward.
Memorials may be made to the Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Department, 59 Stony Hill Rd., Bethel, CT 06801.
The family will receive friends at the Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, Wednesday morning, February 22, from 10:00 to 12:00, followed by a procession to St. Mary's Cemetery, Bethel for a graveside service at 12:30.
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