TORRINGTON >> Leona Doris Laigle Hestad, widow of Arthur C. Hestad, who was a lifelong resident of Torrington passed away at her home on Monday, May 6, 2013 at the age of 88 attended by her loving family. Born on May 21, 1924 to Albert and Kathyrn Laigle,
Mrs. Hestad is survived by her daughter, Karen Hestad Kennedy married to David P. Kennedy (Fernandina Beach, Fl.); 2 grandsons: Kevin (Groton, Ma)with 2 sons Tyler and Aiden; Keith (Northfield, Ma) with 2 children, Daniel and Amanda. She is also survived by brothers Albert (Ca), Edward (Co), (Paul) David (Md), Kenneth, and sisters Eleanor Coppa, Mimi (Mildred) Bauce, Linda Sokolik, Holly Pretak, and Cynthia Fabbiaschi. She is predeceased by brothers Richard and Donald; and sisters Betty (Elizabeth) Revaz and Joan Laigle.
Mrs. Hestad was a longtime customer service representative and retired from Connecticut National Bank.
Mrs. Hestad was devoted to her family and loved by all who knew her for her loving and giving spirit. Her grandsons and great grandchildren and grandniece have brought her much joy. Her beloved cat Kniko was a constant companion and source of many smiles.
Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Torrington, will be private. Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home, 258 Prospect Street, Torrington, is in care of arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to Little Guild of St. Francis, 285 Sharon Goshen Tpke, West Cornwall, Ct. 06796.
To offer an online condolence, please visit www.gleesonryanfuneralhome.com.