LACONIA - Leonie C. (Betourne) Kolinski passed away Monday, April 1, 2013 in Laconia at the Belknap County Nursing Home. She was born in Kankakee County, Ill. June 25, 1920.
The family moved to Laconia in 1927 and eventually settled in Belmont. After her father passed away, as the oldest of eight children, she went to work for the Belmont Cormier Mills. She was a long time employee of the former Double Decker Restaurant, as well as having worked at electronic mills in Belmont and Tilton. Her favorite job was "The Egg Lady" for her brother, at Weeks Farm.
She was predeceased by her husband Albert A Kolinski; her parents Arthur Betourne and Lena (Parent) Betourne Weeks; and her stepfather, Everett M Weeks Sr. Also, her brothers, Arthur and Francis Betourne of Belmont and Norman Betourne of Manchester. As well as, her sisters, Lauretta Fallon of Maryland, Grace Smith of Florida and Flora Betourne of Belmont.
Surviving family include her children Michele and Frank Bauer of Deerfield and Albert C. Kolinski of Dunbarton. She has three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Also, her brothers, Everett Weeks Jr. of Belmont and Bill Betourne of Atkinson.
Leonie was active in the Altar Society at St Joseph, Friendly Club, PTA and the American Legion Auxiliary. An active participant in the Old Home Day parade for many years, she and her brother, Everett Weeks Jr., were the Parade Marshalls in 2009. At the Belknap County Nursing Home, she was vice-president of the Residents Council.
Calling hours will be held Friday, April 5, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, April 6, at 11 a.m., at St. Joseph Parish, 96 Main Street, Belmont.
Burial will be later this spring in the family lot in South Road Cemetery, Belmont.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph Parish, PO Box 285, Belmont, NH 03220.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com