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Leona Perkins

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Leona E Bryant Perkins Saratoga Springs, NY - Leona E Bryant Perkins passed away peacefully Wednesday morning (June 25, 2014) at her residence, while under the care of her family, home health care aides and Hospice. Born on Aug. 8, 1930 in Lyme Ctr., NH, she is the daughter of the late Arthur W. and Theda Sanborn Bryant Smith. Leona worked for Clark Brothers of Saratoga Springs and General Electric of Schenectady, NY before retiring. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, sewing, gardening and putting together puzzles. United in marriage on April 15, 1957 to the late Arthur Perkins, she is also predeceased by her parents, her step-father, Carlton A. Smith, Jr., and two brothers, Verne I. Bryant and Carlton A. (Peter) Smith, III. Survivors include one son Gary Cota of Schenectady, NY and one stepson Arthur Perkins Jr. of Latham , NY; two sisters Eunice Beach of Saratoga Springs and Jeanne Lotane of Florida; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Mary Kay Smith of Malone, NY; another sister-in-law Ruth Ann Smith and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was recently blessed to have a visit with one of her very special granddaughters Machelle Perkins. The family wishes to extend their appreciation to Lisa Brockway, Carlton Smith and Lisa Staulters for the hours of love, company and care they have provided to their beloved, prior to her death. Special thanks to the Home Health Care Partners, nurse aides and Community Hospice of Saratoga. Relatives and friends may call from 4 to 7pm Friday (June 27, 2014) at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway 584-5373. Funeral services will be conducted at 10am Saturday (June 28) at the funeral home and burial will follow in the family plot at Rock City Falls Cemetery. Online remembrances may be made at burkefuneralhome.com.

Published in The Saratogian on June 27, 2014
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