Lorene E. (Turgeon) Leeney

Lorene E. (Turgeon) Leeney, 91, of Schnecksville, PA, formerly of Madison, N.J, passed into eternal life peacefully on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at home, surrounded by her children. Lorene was born in Platte, SD on July 3, 1927, to Onesime E. and Mary (Korbel) Turgeon. Lorene graduated from Chamberlain High School, Chamberlain, SD. She held various jobs in the area including Casey's soda fountain and Derby's Cafe as a waitress. She was the wife of the late Frederick F. Leeney, to whom she was married 64 years. Lorene and Fred had three children. She would say her greatest achievement was raising her family. She enjoyed reminiscing about her childhood stories of growing up on a farm in Bijou Hills, SD, with her nine siblings. Her interests included gardening, baking, cooking, crafting, dancing, decorating, playing cards, watching Yankees baseball and most importantly, spending time with family and friends. Lorene was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church in Orefield, PA. She was a woman of tremendouse faith in God, immense courage, determination and will power. These traits helped her overcome many serious health challenges throughout her lifetime. Lorene will forever be remembered for her beautiful smile and giving spirit. Lorene is survived by her children, Christine L. Leeney of Branchburg, NJ, Michael F. Leeney (Michelle) of San Diego, CA; sisters Mary Ann Acton of Oviedo, FL, Avis Leiferman of Chamberlain, SD and one brother-in-law, James Krebs of El Segundo, CA; grandchildren Linda and Michael Curiale; greatgrandchildren Michael, Madeline, Madison, Meredith, Alex and Jabo of Marco Island, FL; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Lorene is proceeded in death by her husband Fred, Jan. 2017, daughter Catherine M. (Leeney) Jacobs, March 2017, grandson, Joseph N. Curiale and seven siblings and their spouses: Georgianna (Melvin) Vander Voort, Leola Stangel, Anita Turgeon, Blanche (Ivan) Houska, Priscilla (Neal) St. Onge, Carolina Krebs, O.A. “Junior” (Rose) Turgeon, brother-in-law Joe Acton and Robert Leiferman. A Memorial Mass of Chrisitan Burial will be announced at a later date. The Heintzelman Funeral Home in Schnecksville is in charge of arrangements. Online expressions of sympathy may be recorded at www.heintzelmancares.com

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