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Lorene E. Leeney

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker Church

Lorene E. Leeney, 91, of Schnecksville, formerly of Madison, N.J., died peacefully April 20, 2019, at home, surrounded by her children.

She and her late husband, Frederick F. Leeney, were married 64 years.

She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Orefield.

Born July 3, 1927, in Platte, S.D., she was a daughter of Onesime E. and Mary (Korbel) Turgeon.

A graduate of Chamberlain High School, Chamberlain, S.D., she held various jobs over the years and volunteered her time in several capacities.

She would proudly say her greatest achievement was raising her family.

As a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she enjoyed reminiscing about her childhood stories of growing up on a farm in Bijou Hills, S.D., 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.

She had numerous recipes and enjoyed sharing them.

Specifically, her Christmas cookies, blueberry pies and birthday cakes were family favorites over the years.

She was a kind, generous, fun-loving, gentle, thoughtful woman.

Additionally, she was a woman of tremendous faith in God, immense courage, determination and will power.

These traits helped her overcome many serious health challenges throughout her lifetime.

She will forever be remembered for her beautiful smile and giving spirit.

She will be dearly missed by her children Christine L. Leeney of Branchburg, N.J., Michael F. Leeney and his wife, Michelle, of San Diego, Calif.; sisters Mary Ann Acton of Oviedo, Fla., Avis Leiferman of Chamberlain; grandchildren Linda and Michael Curiale; great-grandchildren Michael, Madeline, Madison, Meredith, Alex and Jacob of Marco Island, Fla.; many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

Lorene was predeceased by a daughter Catherine M. (Leeney) Jacobs, grandson Joseph N. Curiale, and seven siblings.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be announced at a later date.

There will be no calling hours.

Expressions of sympathy may be made at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.

Arrangements were made by Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., Schnecksville.