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Jennie R. Leonard

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HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Jennie R. Leonard, 92, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center where she has resided since 1995. She formerly resided on Center Street and was the wife of the late George Leonard.

Jennie was born May 21, 1912, in Hoosick Falls, daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Milanese) Salluzzo. She was educated at St. Mary’s Academy in Hoosick Falls. Jennie and her husband George owned and operated the Leonard Dairy Farm on the Hill Road for many years. She later worked at Barclay’s in Hoosick Falls. She was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Hoosick Falls. Jennie was well known for her big heart and generosity to everyone.

Survivors include her daughter, Mary Jane Liporace of Hoosick Falls; her son the Rev. Patrick Leonard, O.S.A., of the Augustinian College in Washington, D.C.; her sister, Jemoline “Jern” Fleming and her husband Joseph of Hoosick Falls; grandchildren, Rachel Root and her husband Richard of Chester, Vt., Josephine Cabana of Charlotte, N.C., Dr. Ralph Liporace of Troy, Dr. David Liporace and his wife Lisa of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Carol Thomas of Palm Harbor, Fla. and Amy Sperling and her husband Adam of Arlington, Mass.; 17 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her son-in-law Leonard “Lenny” Liporace and several sisters and brothers.

Funeral services will be Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at 9:15 a.m. from the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main St. in Hoosick Falls. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by her son the Rev. Patrick Leonard at 10 a.m. from the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Burial will follow the Mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Hoosick Falls.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Hoosick Falls Health Center or the Sisters of St. Joseph through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 24, 2004
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