Leoncia "Leony" Mata
Kenosha Funeral Services - Kenosha
8226 Sheridan Rd.
Kenosha, WI

Leoncia "Leony" Mata


KENOSHA - Leony Mata, 87, of Kenosha found peace on Tuesday October 5, 2021 at St. Catherine's Hospital.

Leony was born on March 19, 1934 in Lupao, Philippines, the daughter of the late Alejandro Buencamino and Ana Ferrer Buencamino. She was educated in the schools of the Philippines.

Leony married Rodrigo A. Mata, Jr. on June 19, 1958 in Manila, Philippines. Family always came first for Leony who was a caring home maker and passionate cook. She sacrificed her professional aspirations after immigrating to the United States by taking care of her five children and eventual 14 grandchildren. Her hobbies included sewing, painting, dancing, cooking, and socializing with family and friends.

Leony is survived by her husband, Rodrigo A. Mata, Jr. of Kenosha; children: Rodrigo B. Mata III of Kenosha, Gerlee Hibbard of Kenosha, Emily and Jack Nehmer of Racine, Rizaldy and Ann Mata of Milwaukee, Lyndon and Ginny Mata of Broomfield, CO; sister, Mystic Toledo of Seattle, WA; and 14 grandchildren. Leony was preceded in death by her brother, Reneir Buencamino, her sisters: Sister Johanni Buencamino, Lally Evangelista, and Josefa Arzadon.

A visitation will be held on Friday October 15, 2021 at Kenosha Funeral Services from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM, with funeral services to follow at 6:00 PM. Burial Saturday October 16, 2021 at St. George Cemetery at 10:00 AM.

Special thanks are extended to Dr. Quddus for his excellent care of Leony and to Seasons Hospice for their timely response and compassionate care.

Due to COVID, facemasks are required in the funeral home.

Kenosha Funeral Services & Crematory

8226-Sheridan Rd.

Kenosha, WI 53143

(262) 652-1943


Published by Kenosha News on Oct. 10, 2021.
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