CHESTER - Leah Patsy Knights Lanza, 82, died July 24, 2013, at her home in Chester.She was born Nov. 27, 1930, in Springfield, the daughter of J.R. and Fern (Butterfield) Knights.
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She attended and graduated from elementary and high school in Chester. She also graduated with a degree in retail management from Edgewood Park Junior College. She then joined Lord and Taylor headquarters on Fifth Avenue in New York City as an assistant buyer.
In 1958, she married Felix "Phil" Lanza in Chester.
She was compassionate and considerate of others.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Felix Lanza; five children: Lisa, Leslie, Phillip, Cara, and John; and 10 grandchildren.
The Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield assisted with arrangements.
Davis Memorial Chapel
99 Summer Street Springfield, VT 05156
Published in Rutland Herald on Aug. 28, 2013