Lena Kinne Pedersen
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1923-2012 MONTEREY Lena Emeline Kinne Pedersen, 89, of Main Road in Monterey, Mass passed away October 5, 2012 at Fairview Commons in Great Barrington.
A native and lifelong resident, Lena was born in Monterey, Mass on January 22, 1923, daughter of Clarence and Ellen Daley Kinne. She attended the Monterey Elementary School and was a graduate of the former Searles High School in Great Barrington.
Lena married her husband, Alf Bjorn Pedersen on May 22, 1954 in Monterey. Together the couple assisted Lena's parents at "Kinne's Grove" located on Lake Garfield in Monterey. In the late 1960's Lena and Alf took over the family business which they ran for over 35 years until retiring in 2003.
A dedicated wife and mother of six, Lena worked as a secretary at the Rising Paper Co. for ten years and later drove a school bus for the Southern Berkshire Regional School District.
Along with Alf, her husband of 58 years, she is survived by three sons, Paul of St. Petersburg, Fla., John of Dallas, Ga., and Eric of Monterey, Mass., three daughters, Ellen (Pedersen) Allison of Trussville, Ala., Ann (Pedersen) Gazdik of Schenectady, N.Y., and Hannah (Pedersen) Moran of Great Barrington, Mass. She also leaves 20 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her two sisters, Ruby Bennett and Mildred Walsh as well as a grandchild and a great grandchild.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A service celebrating the life of the late Lena Pedersen will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Greenwoods Community Church, 355 Clayton Road, Ashley Falls, MA, conducted by Rev. Ed Eastman. Burial will follow at Corashire Cemetery in Monterey.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 9th from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at FINNERTY & STEVEVENS FUNERAL HOME in Great Barrington.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Renewal House (For Victims of Family Violence) through FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME, 426 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230. Remembrances may be sent to the family through www.finnertyandstevens.com
The Pedersen family would like to thank the dedicated staff at Fairview Commons for the exceptionally loving way they cared for Lena.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Oct. 8, 2012