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Landon, Leona M.

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Leona Melina (St. Germain) Landon passed away on March 5, 2016 at the age of 104 years.  Born and raised in Waltham, she was the daughter of  Arthur and Melina (Martin) St. Germain.  A graduate of LaSalle College, located in Auburndale, MA, Leona worked for her late husband at the Industrial Tube Corporation and later was the administrative secretary for Boston and Taunton Trucking.  She was an active member of the Traffic Club, an organization of administrators of regional cargo transportation.  The town of Westwood presented Leona with the Golden Cane as she was celebrated as the oldest living resident of Westwood.  She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Horace Zebina Landon who died in 1957.  They had been residents of Westwood since the early forties and Leona remained a member of St. Denis Parish in Islington.  Every summer would be spent with the family at their cottage in Greensboro, Vermont.

Leona is survived by her children, Melina Helen Francisco of Norwood, Horace Burgess Landon of Franklin, and James Landon and his wife Joan of Saint George, Vermont, her grandchildren; Elizabeth and Jonathan Landon, Peter Francisco, Christine and Deborah Landon, Scott Landon, Shirley King and Jeannette Mitchell.  She is also survived by her thirteen great grandchildren and two great great granddaughters and her brother Albert St. Germain of Grandview, Missouri.   She was predeceased by her brothers, Edgar, Arthur, Paul, Wilfred, James and Raymond St. Germain and granddaughter Susan Landon and daughter-in-law Eileen, wife of Horace B. Landon.

Relatives and friends will gather at the Folsom Funeral Home at 649 High St. in Westwood on Thursday, March 10, 2016 starting at 9 AM and proceed to her Mass of Christian burial at 10 AM at St. Denis Church at 157 Washington St. in Westwood.  Interment will be in Old Westwood Cemetery.  Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 7 to 9PM at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, 350 So. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA  02130

Guestbook Entries

  1. Louise St. Germain
    March 7th, 2016 | 7:48 am

    Leona, you had an interesting life and such a long one. You will be missed. May you rest in Gods arms and be at peace.

  2. Betsy Landon
    March 7th, 2016 | 9:24 am

    You live on forever in my heart. Thank you for bringing me home and always taking care of Jonathan and me. I love you, Grammy.

  3. March 7th, 2016 | 10:04 am

    Leona said she was 21 when I was born into a family of one girl and seven boys in that order. She helped my Mom quite a bit as Mom married into a ready-made family, my Dad having been widowed twice! Leona said she was the boss of the boys, but had to share that situation with Mom. She and the older boys always treated Paul, me, and Ray as their own, especially at Christmas. Ray and I were 18 months apart, and enjoyed weekends at the big house, and trips to Sailor Tom’s for fried clams. I enjoyed my last conversation with my big sister just three weeks ago. I feel so privileged to have been born into such a great family. Many thanks to Burgess, James and Jonathan for the wonderful care they gave their Mom, Grandmother and my Sister! Please reserve a spot for us in your new Home! Love, Al

  4. Jeannette Mitchell
    March 7th, 2016 | 10:30 pm

    Grammy always liked to say she caused alot of mischief. She smiled on Friday and chuckled when I reminded her of this. One of her more interesting mischievous habits was speeding – imagine that! She always made it to Greensboro in record time, and with very few tickets to show for it! She had many others like friendly teasing, which always drew a laugh. We all learned many lessons from Grammy over the years and all find ourselves saying – “there’s a little bit of Grammy in all of us.” I am sure we will be saying that for many years to come.

    God bless you, Grammy, and may you find rest and peace in heaven.

  5. Joan Landon
    March 8th, 2016 | 10:05 am

    Gram was always there to help me with my French courses when I was in school. We had a very special bond and I will truly miss her. During the 52 years that I knew her,she always made me feel special and we had many laughs and great stories together. We both shared a love of cookbooks, and Gram was a great cook, when she had the time. She always had her puzzle books with her so she wouldn’t disturb you in the night if she awoke. Thank you for giving me such a thoughtful and kind husband.
    Enjoy heaven, and say hello to Da for Jim and me.

  6. Dona Kriete
    March 8th, 2016 | 5:19 pm

    I am sorry to hear of Aunt Leona’s passing. She was quite a woman and has amazed us all over the years with her ability to be able to do so much so late in life. My understanding was that she was still capable of driving well into her 90’s and did. God Bless her. It is hard to be sad when someone has had such a great life and lived years beyond many of her family and friends, but losing someone at any age is difficult. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family

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