Carlene M. Sargent-Leonard, 60, died on June 27, 2013, at home after a courageous, 10-year battle with breast cancer. She leaves her devoted husband of 35 years, Chester Leonard; two loving sons, Michael and Chris Leonard both of Northborough; also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. She is predeceased by her half brother Harvey Sargent. Daughter of the late Harvey and Eileen (Duffy) Sargent, Carlene was a lifelong resident of Northborough. She graduated from Algonquin Regional High School in 1970 and Rivier College in NH. Carlene went on to earn a Masters degree in Social Work from UConn and a Masters in Counseling from Anna Maria College. She was employed at Quaboag Nursing Home in W. Brookfield. Carlene worked 20 years at Milford Hospital as a social worker from 1976-1996. She went on to work as a therapist at Behavioral Medicine Inc. for eight years. As a consultant, Mrs. Sargent-Leonard worked in many area nursing homes including St. Chretiennes and St. Annes Convents in Marlborough. An active member of St. Bernadette Parish, she attended the annual Novena to Our Lady and received many blessings from it. Over the years, she loved to watch her boys many sports events. She was an avid word game player who mastered games such as Scrabble and Boggle. Carlene lived a simple and easy life around the School Street section of town with her extended, loving family, caring neighbors and animals. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, June 30, 2013 from 1-4 p.m. in Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St. Carlenes funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, July 1, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Bernadette Church, 266 Main St. Northborough. Burial will follow in Howard Street Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Bernadette Religious Education, 266 Main St. Northborough, MA 01532. To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, please visit www.haysfuneral home.com.
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Published in MetroWest Daily News on June 29, 2013