Leone Agnes Kalway Berthiaume, age 91, of Montrose, formerly of Maple Lake, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at her home.
Leone was born April 14, 1925, in Maple Lake, to the late Bernard and Anna (Carriveau) Kalway.
She married Raymond ‘Shorty’ Berthiaume Feb. 12, 1945, and their family was blessed with 12 children.
Shorty preceded her in death Feb. 18, 1973.
Leone worked outside the home, but enjoyed being a homemaker most. She spent her retirement years volunteering at Wright County Community Action until the age of 85.
Leone lived in Wright County all her life, with the last 45 years in Montrose.
She is survived by her sons, daughters and their spouses: Michael (Linda) Berthiaume of Rockford, Eleanor Berthiaume of Florida, Carol Berthiaume (Joe) of Hewitt, Dale Berthiaume of Fergus Falls, Leone Anderson of Howard Lake, Peggy (Marvid) Skeslein of Montrose, Russell Berthiaume of Hewitt, Rose (Kevin) Rasset of Montrose, and Pamela (Joseph) Kummer of Maple Grove; brother, Ray (Margaret) Kalway of Buffalo; sisters, Doris Angell of Monticello, and Lorraine Anastasian of Arizona; 31 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; and 23 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Raymond, Leone was preceded in death by her sons, Raymond Jr, William, Jerry, and Francis; grandsons, Adam, Patrick, Jason, and William Jr.; daughter-in-law, Darlene; three brothers; and one sister.
Mass of Christian Burial took place Monday, May 16 at 11 a.m. at St Francis Xavier Church in Buffalo, with Fr. Nathaniel Meyers officiating. Interment followed at Lakeview Cemetery.
There was visitation Sunday, May 15 at Peterson Chapel in Buffalo from 4 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.
The pallbearers were Barry Berthiaume, David Berthiaume, Terry Berthiaume, Daniel Berthiaume, Douglas Berthiaume, Marvin Miller, Aaron Rasset, and Zachary Van Erp.
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family.