Faith (Leonard) Gillenwaters (1921 - 2012)

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HADLEY - Faith Gillenwaters, 91, died Nov. 16, 2012, at Hadley at Elaine.

Born June 11, 1921, in Fitchburg, she was the daughter of the late Clyde Johnson Leonard and Marion (Nee Wheeler) Leonard, both of St. Albans, Vt.

She was a member of The Church of The Good Shepherd, in Clinton, for nearly 70 years and worked for many years as a chauffeur for the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind.

She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Rygg and her husband Gerald, of Lambertville, N.J. and Virginia Gillenwaters and her husband Thomas Gralinski of Huntington; her son, Joel Gillenwaters and his wife Cynthia Kumin of Needham; nine grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick Jackson Gillenwaters I in 2001 and her son, Frederick Jackson Gillenwaters II.

Funeral services will be held in December, at The Church of The Good Shepherd, Clinton, MA.

In lieu of flowers please send contributions to Heifer International.

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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Nov. 21, 2012