Leona Munley

February 21, 2022


Past Services

Friday February 25, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Chesapeake Chapel
929 Battlefield Blvd S
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 482-3311 | Directions
Saturday February 26, 2022
11:00 am

Born: Jan. 2, 1950   Born Again: Jul. 27, 1975   Entered Kingdom: Feb. 21, 2022


CHESAPEAKE – Leona Munley, 72, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on February 21, 2022. Leona was born in Pennsylvania to the late Louis and Florence Juliano DeFazio. She was a member of the Rise Church in Chesapeake, President of the Women’s Ministry at Peckville Assembly of God and enjoyed spending time with and caring for her family, especially her grandchildren. Leona was predeceased by her parents, Louis and Florence Juliano DeFazio, a son, Jeffrey Munley and a brother, Vincent DeFazio.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 54 years, John J. Munley, Jr.; children, Timothy Munley (Kimberly), John “Jack” Munley, III (Grace), David Munley (Jennifer), Mark Munley (Robin), Kathleen Piwowarski (Kevin), and Kevin Munley (Rachel); brother, Jerry DeFazio (Ann); sister in law, Delores; sister, Lois Rogari DeFazio; seventeen grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren with one on the way; and a host of other family and friends.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Chesapeake. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 am at the Bridge Church in Virginia Beach. Graveside services will be held on Monday at 12:00 pm at Valley View Memorial Park Cemetery in Scott Township, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kinare Nursery School in Kenya by visiting www.TMCFunding.com. Express condolences to the family at www.altmeyerfh.com.


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Craig Wagener
2 years ago

So sorry for your loss, Munley family! I have fond memories of Leona and John, who served as house parents, some years ago, at Lakeside Villa Group home, part of BASCA agency for developmentally challenged adults, in Orange Park Florida. You served with distinction and will be sorely missed! Condolences to the family as we all await that great and joyous reunion day when we can be reunited again.

April Sciacca
2 years ago

“Mama Leona” was a blessing to all of us and will be remembered well. I always enjoyed working with her on events at church, and getting to meet her huge family whenever they came to town. What a great experience to have known her.

Bob DeFazio
2 years ago

We are so sorry to hear about Leona’s passing. I have special memories of her, going all the way back to when we were both in grade school. She was so pretty and spunky, and one of my favorite cousins. I’ll always remember how amazed I was when I saw her and John, skinning deer together! Sending our deepest sympathy to John, her children and her family. (Cousin) Bob and Marion DeFazio

Dan and Susan Howell
2 years ago

David and Family, Susan and I are so sorry for your loss. Please know we have been praying for you and will continue to do so in the weeks ahead. We trust that through the time of being with family, the visitation, and funeral service you have found comfort in the stories told and in being with one another. As well, we trust that the promises of eternal life for your mom and promises of God’s comfort and peace for those who remain on earth found in Scripture bring you hope and encouragement.

Nike Holowaty
2 years ago

Dear David, Jennifer & family –
I’m so very sorry for your loss. Please know that all of you are in my prayers. My deepest condolences.
– Psalm 23 –

Kim Gavin
2 years ago

I am so sad to hear about the passing of a women who has been like a second mother and who has been a huge blessing in my life. I have spent numerous days at the Munley house for many years . I’ve enjoyed many of the sauce, meatballs and her famous Monkey Bread which was all delious. This is emotional for me in several ways. First that she is gone too soon. Second that she gets to see her son Jeff that she has not seen in over 30 years. What a celebration that will be. I love you Leona and I will.miss you.

Jean Choplinsky
2 years ago

It is with a heavy heart that I offer condolences to the family on the passing of Leona. She was a lovely and kind woman and will be greatly missed by all.

Cathy Romaniello
2 years ago

I am very sorry for your loss!

Cathy Romaniello
2 years ago

So very sorry for your loss!

Sharon Gatling
2 years ago

To Mark, Robin and to the entire Munley family, I extend my sincerest condolences and prayers. I pray the Lord grants you immeasurable peace, comfort and strength during your time of sorrow. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Cherish those beautiful memories and rejoice in knowing that she is with Jesus, free of all suffering and pain. Love you guys and you are in my thoughts and prayers.