Leona P. Dignard

February 1, 1929 - October 17, 2019

Service Date:

A private graveside service will be held at the Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale.

Leona P. Dignard, 90, a resident of Sanford, passed away on October 17, 2019 at the Kennebunk Center for Health and Rehabilitation, with her loving family by her side.

Leona was born in Sanford on February 1, 1929, the daughter of Wilfred and Irene (Couture) Paquette.

She attended Sanford Schools and worked in several factories in Sanford. Leona lived at Sunset Towers and will be sadly missed at the Bingo games or a night of playing cards with her friends, Ruthie and Irene. Leona was a known social butterfly and loved visiting with her friends.

Leona was a loving mother, grandmother, great- grandmother and great- great- grandmother. Her motto in life was Family, Faith and Fun!

She was predeceased by her husband, Normand Dignard, her sister, Rose Marie Vachon and by her baby daughter, Linda Shaw.

Leona is survived by her children, her sons Thomas Genest and wife Dawn of Jacksonville, Florida; and Philip Langlais and wife Shirley of Sanford; her daughters, Pamela O’Brien and husband Craig of Sanford; Cindy Houde and partner Paul Grenier of Sanford; Paula Gerrish and husband Errol of Springvale; and Lisa Bedell and partner Dana Rose of No. Berwick; 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

We will miss her smile, her thoughtfulness and her loving ways.

A private graveside service will be held at the Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital @Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall Street, Portland, ME 04102.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.


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