November 26, 1937 – January 7, 2022
On January 7, 2022, at the age of 84, Tennie Leonard passed away in her home. Her life was filled with joy, music and love of family and friends. Predeceased by her parents Milton and Belle K. Bernstein and survived by her daughter, Lauren (Stogel) Menkes, her granddaughter, Madeleine, and her brother, Richard.
Tennie donated to numerous charitable organizations throughout her life. In her memory, you are welcome to make a donation in her name. She regularly donated to the following organizations: Finch College, Terry Schreiber Studios, Macular Degeneration Research, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Weill Cornell Medical College, PBS, Mable Mercer Foundation.
All Tennie Leonard ever wanted to do since the age of three was to sing to an audience. And for most of her early life she did, with much success. Ted Mack, Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin... Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Buddy Hackett and... TENNIE LEONARD!
"Tennie Leonard can put a song in the heart of all who hear her vibrant voice."
"She evoked the glamour of the Supper Club era."
"With naturalness and simplicity of style, Tennie proved to be a songwriter's - and an audience's - loving friend."