Leona Albert formerly of School St. and more recently of Country Village Health Care Center, Lancaster passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016. Leona had recently turned 89.
Born on July 5, 1927, Leona was one of two babies to bless Remi and Marie (LeBouthillier) Albert that day. Leona and her brother Leon were special additions to the large Albert family.
Leona attended Guardian Angel School graduating from Notre Dame High School in 1946. After graduation Leona moved to Boston to pursue an education and career as a beautician. Upon completion of her studies Leona remained in Boston to work for several years. While in Boston Leona immersed herself in the arts. Operas, plays and classical music events were her pleasure.
Leona moved back to New Hampshire opening a salon on Main St. in Conway. The Ravine Beauty Salon operated at its Main St. location for many years. Leona later moved her business to her home until her retirement.
After retirement Leona moved to Berlin remaining interested in the arts and adding hiking, skiing, snowshoeing and swimming to her passions. Leona walked many miles of the Appalachian Trail and hiked some of the 4,000 footers. In addition Leona continued to travel throughout New England.
Leona was predeceased by her parents and siblings. Leona is survived by a devoted niece, Lucille Pelchat, several other nieces, nephews and friends from Country Village Health Care Center.
Leona was a communicant of St. Anne's of Good Shepherd Parish, Berlin. Leona's celebration of life service will be offered on August 19, at 10 a.m. Family and friends are asked to gather at the church before the service. At Leona's request there will be no calling hours.