Michael John Leone, 55, of Riverside, died Nov. 1, 2014 after a courageous 18-month battle against cancer.

Mr. Leone was a graduate of St. Joseph High School and attended St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and Kendall College.

He was the son of Donald L. and Joan C. Leone (nee Lux); the brother of Donald Leone Jr., Brian (Bronwen) Leone, Kevin Leone, Renée (Timothy) O’Bryan, Patrick (Mary) Leone, Michèle (Pat) Goggin, Daniel (Tara) Leone and Barry Leone; the uncle of Candace Leone, Olivia Leone, Beau Leone, Frances Leone, William Leone, Lee O’Bryan, Dean O’Bryan, Lucia Leone, Leila Leone, Patrick Goggin, Emily Goggin, Charlotte Goggin, Samuel Leone, Jonah Leone, Luke Leone, James Leone and Georgia Leone.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 64 Norfolk Ave. in Clarendon Hills. Interment is private.

Memorial donations in memory of Michael J. Leone are appreciated to the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center at Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 S. First Ave, Maywood, Illinois, 60153 for the excellent care Mr. Leone received from the dedicated staff over the last eighteen months.

According to Mr. Leone’s wishes, his body is being donated to the Anatomical Gift Association of Illinois to advance biomedical research.

Adams-Winterfield & Sullivan Funeral Home, Downers Grove, handled arrangements.