Leon Joseph Niksa, 83, of Southington, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family. Leon was the devoted husband to Janet (Dombrowski) Niksa for 42 years. He was born April 17, 1938 in New Britain, the son of Stella (Pilewski) Niksa.
Leon was a dedicated and loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed camping and beach trips with his family. Leon was extremely handy and was a talented wood maker; making many toys, cabinets and furniture, sharing his gifts with those he loved. He had a soft spot in his heart for his four-legged companion Tasha, who kept him company in his final days.
Leon was employed at the Monsignor Bojnowski Manor for several years.
Leon will be dearly missed by his loving wife Janet, his children Michael and Marie Niksa, and step-son Scott Augeri, daughter-in-law Urszula, his five cherished grandchildren, Victoria, Athena, Scotty, Hannah and Mikey, brother Jerome Niksa, half-sister Alice Capp, niece Susan, brother-in-law Robert and his wife Karen, sister-in-law Lisa Dombrowski, mother-in-law Sophie Dombrowski.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his step-son Jason Augeri and daughter Laura Niksa.
Friends will be received at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St, Southington, on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be held Wednesday, May 5th at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, 31 Biruta St., New Britain. Interment will follow immediately in Sacred Heart Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.dellavecchiasouthington.com