MONTPELIER - Lumina "Mimi" Leslie Brown, 82, formerly of Macey Road in Middlesex, Vt., and most recently of Bronson, Fla., went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 18, 2013, quietly at home in Bronson.
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She was born on Aug. 4, 1930, in Hardwick, Vt., the daughter of Servand Andre LeBlanc and Hosanna (Bessette) LeBlanc.
Lumina attended the Center Road School in Hardwick and St. Michael's High School in Montpelier. She was a graduate of the class of 1948. After graduation she attended Lyndon Teachers College. Later in her life she returned to Vermont College and Trinity College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree.
On Sept. 8, 1951, she married Glenn W. Leslie, of Montpelier, Vt. They later divorced. She married Robert Brown, of Derry, N.H., on Sept. 7, 2006, and moved to Bronson, Fla.
Mimi worked at Vermont Life Magazine for many years and was the administrator of the Gary Home in Montpelier, Vt., until her retirement.
Mimi was a member of many local civic organizations, including Catholic Daughters of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 792, American Legion Post 3, The Loyal Order of Moose Club 1391, and St. Augustine Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Brown; her children, Eileen Corti and Harry Monti, of Lake Wales, Fla., Sarah Blair and her husband, Frank, of Ocala, Fla., Frank Leslie and Debby Hickory, of Barre, Cecile Barber and her husband, Dana, of East Montpelier, Scott Leslie, of Barre Town, and Haleigh G. Chapman and her husband, William, of Spokane, Wash.; and by her five stepchildren, Debra Goforth, of Asheville, N.C., Robert Brown Jr., of East Lempster, N.H., Michael Brown, of Winchester, N.H., David Densmore, of New Hampshire, and Diane Dishon, of New York. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and very dear friends. Mimi is survived by her sisters Marie Bilodeau, of Rhode Island, Rose Carlson, of Zephyrhills, Fla., Louise Nye, of Highgate Center, Vt., Georgette Giannuzzi, of Closter, N.J.; and brothers Joseph LeBlanc, of Hinsdale, N.H., and Vincent LeBlanc, of West Harrison, N.Y.
Lumina was predeceased by her sisters Dolores Richardson, Claire Ducharme, Lise Airoldi; and her brothers Gerard LeBlanc, Zephir LeBlanc and Emmanuel LeBlanc.
There will be no calling hours or funeral services. There will be a memorial Mass to celebrate Mimi's life at the convenience of the family.
The family would like to thank the Levy County Hospice for the tenderness and loving care given to Mimi during her time of illness.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lumina's name to the St. John's the Evangelist Catholic Church, St. Vincent de Paul Food Shelter, P.O. Box 863, Chiefland, FL 32644.
Those wishing to express online condolences may do so at www.guareandsons.com.
Published in Times Argus on July 19, 2013