Passing of Sgt. Major Peter Leo

The Town is saddened by the passing of Sgt. Major Peter Leo. He served Emerald Isle faithfully as a Commissioner. The Mayor and Board truly appreciate his service to our citizens.

Sgt. Major Peter Leo, (USMC Ret.), 92, of Emerald Isle, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Carteret Health Care.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Peter was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, on May 3, 1928 to the late Salvator and Nancy Leo. He retired from the United States Marine Corps after 24 years of service. Peter was a member of Cape Carteret Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mae Hadley Leo of the home; daughters, Nancy Wright and Ann Bailey both of Jacksonville; sons, Jimmy Leo of Greenville and Joe Leo of Wilmington; sisters, Phyllis Canale of Braintree, MA and Nancy Leo of Florida; seven grandchildren; and seven greatgrandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cape Carteret Presbyterian Church, 100 Yaupon Drive, Cape Carteret, NC 28584.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Posted by Sarah Williams Monday, December 14, 2020 12:09:00 PM Categories: News