Helen E. Leino, 83

Helen Leino

Helen Leino

HARRISON — Helen Elise Leino, 83, the beloved wife of Harold Leino, and a resident of Harrison, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, at her residence.

The former Helen Uusitalo was born in Highland Park, Mich., a daughter of Hjalmar and Anna Uusitalo.

She was united in marriage to Harold E. Leino on Nov. 19, 1955. They had four children, John of Highland, Mich., Kathryn (Mrs. John Furey) of New Hudson, Mich., Linda (Mrs. Paul Kangas) of Hartland, Mich., and Lisa (Mrs. Duncan Harlan) of Woodinville, Wash.; 14 grandchildren: Heather, Tracey and John Leino; Steve, Ryan and Tammy Bekkala; Katrina, Anna, Alison and Erik Kangas; Nicholas, Christy, Darcy and Ivy Harlan; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She attended Highland Park schools as well as Highland Park Junior College, and had been employed by Highland Park High School and Junior College, and Plymouth Division of Chrysler Corporation.

She was a lifelong member of the First Apostolic Lutheran Church of Detroit, Mich.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, and Bridgton Hospital and Rehab for all of the excellent care. Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 16 at Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, Oxford. Interment will be at Harrison Lutheran Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to First Apostolic Lutheran Church, 2970 Oak Grove Road, Howell, MI 48843, or to the Harrison Village Library, PO Box 597, 4 Front Street, Harrison, ME 04040-0597.

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