Helen Leno
1938 - 2021
Helen Leno Passed 10/01/2021 at Maple Lane Nursing Home. Born 02/06/1938 in Newport to Dewey Farrand Sr and Doris (Woodbury) Farrand. Graduated from Caftsbury Academy 1957
Married Paul Wood of Wolcott in 1959, son Paul was born 05/21/1961. After they divorced, Helen moved to Newport with Paul and worked as a waitress at the Newport House/Hotel, where she met Corcell Leno. They married 12/30/1966. Corcell adopted Paul and together they had one daughter, Anita.
After marrying, Helen was a stay-at-home mom and a Sunday school teacher at the Orleans Federated Church. She then began working at the Jones Memorial Library, advancing to Head Librarian until her retirement.
In her younger years, Helen enjoyed walks thru town, visiting neighbors, going to yard sales and Bingo. She was an avid reader of the old romance novels, even to her last days.
After selling their home, Helen and Corcell moved to Coventry, where they enjoyed walking thru town and of course Bingo at the town hall.
After Corcell passed in January 2007, Helen moved back to Orleans to the Rainbow Apts. She continued to walk to the stores until her health and safety no longer allowed. With failing health and mobility, it was decided she would move to Maple Lane. In hopes rehab would give her back her independence and the opportunity to move into the assisted living quarters, but that was not to be.
Helen was predeceased by her husband Corcell in 2007, grandson Philip in 2004, son Paul in 2016 and her siblings: Dewey Farrand Jr, Kenneth Farrand, Shirley Dezotell, Lucille Spaulding, Thomas Farrand, Patricia Dunn, Francis Farrand (as a child), Joyce Farrand.
Helen is survived by her daughter Anita Hodgeman and husband Kevin of Orleans, grandchildren: Victoria, Matthew, Daniel and Michael Hodgeman of Orleans and Tyler Leno of San Francisco, Ca.
There will be no services. Helen will be cremated, and her ashes buried with her husband Corcell's in Orleans next spring.
Condolences may be sent to Anita Hodgeman, 562 Lake Region Rd, Orleans, Vt. 05860
Published by Newport Daily Express from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5, 2021.
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