Rosina Gandolfi
B: 1928-11-14
D: 2020-07-08
View Details
Gandolfi, Rosina
Mattie Moreland
B: 1920-09-26
D: 2020-07-07
View Details
Moreland, Mattie
Madeline LeBlanc
B: 1933-07-23
D: 2020-07-01
View Details
LeBlanc, Madeline
Malcolm Grandy
B: 1942-06-24
D: 2020-06-28
View Details
Grandy, Malcolm
Rosemary Boudreau
B: 1924-12-18
D: 2020-06-25
View Details
Boudreau, Rosemary
Francine Carroll
B: 1920-12-22
D: 2020-06-19
View Details
Carroll, Francine
Marjorie Hoar
B: 1952-03-12
D: 2020-06-18
View Details
Hoar, Marjorie
Jo-Ann Buddington
B: 1944-05-11
D: 2020-06-13
View Details
Buddington, Jo-Ann
Christopher Dugan
B: 1963-05-03
D: 2020-06-07
View Details
Dugan, Christopher
Kenneth Haywood
B: 1954-09-14
D: 2020-06-05
View Details
Haywood, Kenneth
Emily McHugh
B: 1936-08-16
D: 2020-06-01
View Details
McHugh, Emily
Gilbert Parmele
B: 1931-12-11
D: 2020-06-01
View Details
Parmele, Gilbert
Hoang Dothe
B: 1959-12-14
D: 2020-06-01
View Details
Dothe, Hoang
Molly McLean
B: 1994-07-22
D: 2020-05-26
View Details
McLean, Molly
Margaret Del Mastro
B: 1944-08-24
D: 2020-05-26
View Details
Del Mastro, Margaret
Joan of Arc Dougherty
B: 1920-05-11
D: 2020-05-18
View Details
Dougherty, Joan of Arc
Charles Hodgdon
B: 1946-12-09
D: 2020-05-15
View Details
Hodgdon, Charles
Thomas Sullivan
B: 1932-04-10
D: 2020-05-14
View Details
Sullivan, Thomas
Henry Evans
B: 1955-06-17
D: 2020-05-13
View Details
Evans, Henry
Helene Cunniff
B: 1925-09-30
D: 2020-05-09
View Details
Cunniff, Helene
Patricia Abcunas
B: 1946-07-22
D: 2020-05-08
View Details
Abcunas, Patricia


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
John Leist

John "Jack" Leist

Friday, January 27th, 1956 - Friday, February 28th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of John Leist, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of John Leist

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

John's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

John's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


John (Jack) Leist, 64, of South Boston, died Friday, February 28, 2020. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Sue Leist of Medfield, MA; And his sister and brother-in-law, Sally and David Abend of Concord, MA. He is also survived by his beloved nieces and nephews, Ted and Sarah Leist and Lydia and Charlie Abend. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Leist, and his mother, Dottie Leist formerly of Newton, MA.

Born in Newton, MA on January 27, 1956, Jack attended Rivers County Day School and then went on to Boston University where he graduated with a degree in Communications. From there, Jack moved to South Boston where he built deep, lasting friendships over the last four decades.

Jack spent his earlier years in Southie working as a sales rep for the Boston Herald. For the last 30+ years, he was a salesman for Constitution Seafood of Boston, where he sold to many popular restaurants.

Jack’s passions included Cape Cod, The Boston Red Sox, The New England Patriots, golf, Las Vegas, his family, and his Fantasy Football league for which he served as Commissioner for many years.

He will be deeply missed by his friends and family, who loved him so very much.

Private burial. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Colin's Joy Project at
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of John "Jack" Leist, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Service

    Services will be private.
    Private, MA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of John here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of John
0 trees have been planted in memory of John "Jack" Leist

George Zoglio

Posted at 08:31am
It was my distinct pleasure to know Jack through the annual “pilgrimage” to Las Vegas in the fall. Whether our Saturday college football picks were successful or not, we had a great time laughing and telling stories. Rest in Peace my friend.

George Zoglio
West Roxbury MA

sal giglia

Posted at 08:43pm
Mr. Jack ... You made me a better person. Nothing was too big for you. You pushed me to my limits. Even driving to Florida in a snowstorm. You were truly my brother, for I never had one. My parents always asked about you like you were their son too. Funny today I was reminded that I forgot you were there for me when my first child was born. I called you for I couldn't get a flight back in time, and you took my place. MY FRIEND, MY Brother. When I see you again I will bring my clubs. Banjo. !!

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each