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March 9, 2013

Roberto S. Leon, 47

Andover — Roberto S. Leon, 47, passed away unexpectedly March 3, 2013 near his hometown of Andover. He was born in Managua, Nicaragua in 1965, and immigrated to the United States when he was 16 years old with his family.

Roberto graduated from Andover High School in 1984, and attended the University of Lowell where he earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees. After graduating from college, he pursued a career in software development. Roberto also worked at the YMCA in Andover where he was well-known and respected by many members. In his spare time, Roberto enjoyed volunteering at the Andover Historical Society.

Tito was devoted to his family and was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend. His sincere generosity, gentle ways, and kind heart will be missed and cherished by us all. He was truly a special and unique person who could always make you laugh with his charming sense of humor, and ability to bring a smile to the faces of those who were lucky enough to meet him.

Roberto is the son of the late Simon Leon-Quant. He is survived by his mother, Ileana Leon, of Andover; brothers, Eduardo Leon and Hyon Leon; his beloved niece, Elizabeth Leon of Melrose; his sisters, Ana Leon of Brooklyn, N.Y., Isabel Leon and Kim Hayes of Boston; and many other loving relatives and friends.

ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be on Monday, March 11, 2013 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Charles Dewhirst Andover Funeral Home, 33 Pearson Street, Andover. A funeral mass will follow on Monday at 1 p.m. at St. Augustine Church, Andover. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Roberto’s name, to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.