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Leona A. Roberts

1910 - 2013 PITTSFIELD Leona A. Roberts, 103, formerly of 33 Pembroke Ave., died Monday, June 17, 2013, at Berkshire Medical Center.

Born in Pittsfield on Feb. 17, 1910, the daughter of Cesare and Maria Ghini Leoncini, she attended Pittsfield public schools.

Mrs. Roberts worked at the Sun Printing Company, then became a hairdresser. She worked for Florence and Wanda's Beauty Salon before opening Leona's Beauty Salon at 12 Parkside Ave. She retired in 1974.

She was a member of the Pittsfield Southern Berkshire Cosmetologist Association.

Mrs. Roberts was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and a former communicant of All Souls Church where she was a member of the Ladies Society. She enjoyed cooking, baking, knitting, playing cards, and was a staunch Red Sox fan.

Leona was predeceased by her husband, Raymond J. Roberts, whom she married Feb. 22, 1936. He died Oct. 14, 1991.

She is survived by her two sons, Richard J. (Catherine) Roberts of Pittsfield and Raymond "Bernie" Roberts (Lilia) of Lanesborough; four grandchildren, Tim (Nanci), Gary, Raylene and Neil (Rachael) Roberts; seven great-grandchildren, Hollie, Braden, Madison, Camryn, Shaelyn, Joslyn and Meaghan; three great-great-grandchildren, Sincere, Carmelo and Giada.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Lena Angelini and Ann Leoncini and by a brother, Bruno Leoncini.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Leona A. Roberts will be Saturday, June 22, 2013, at 8 a.m. from the DWYER FUNERAL HOME, 776 North St., Pittsfield, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, celebrated by the Rev. James K. Joyce, pastor. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Friday, June 21, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Soldier On, the Salvation Army or to the St. Joseph Church Food Pantry, care of the Dwyer Funeral Home in her memory. Please visit www.dwyerfuneral.com to leave condolences and remembrances.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on June 19, 2013
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