Viola (Leskinen) Leskinen

Born: Tue., Nov. 18, 1947
Died: Wed., Dec. 14, 2016

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jan. 07, 2017

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Viola Leskinen, age 69, died Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at her home in Leicester.


Ms. Leskinen was born in Helsinki, Finland on November 18, 1947. She was the daughter of Kaarlo Johan and Hilda (Viiru’n) Leskinen. She came to this country, with her family, in the early 1950’s. She grew up in Bayside, L.I. N.Y. Where she received her early education. She became a Naturalized Unite States Citizen on July 22, 1957. She earned her degree in Biology from Columbia University, class of 1979. She has been employed as a Bidder for Eastern Contractors Association for the New England region for many years. She has been a member of the National Association of Women in Construction since 1983. She has been a resident of Leicester since 2010 moving to Vermont from Bayside, NY. She belonged to Life Bridge Christian Church in Brandon.


Surviving is her adopted family Cathie and Dan Lackard of Leicester. Several cousins in Finland also survive her.


The memorial service “In Celebration of her Life” will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 11 AM, at Life Bridge Christian Church. Roger Foster, pastor will officiate. A private graveside committal service and burial will take place, at a later date, in Brookside Cemetery in Leicester.


Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in her memory to; Addison County Humane Society, 234 Boardman St, Middlebury, VT 05753.


Arrangement are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.



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Renee Vincent
   Posted Fri January 06, 2017
Viola was a force I thought would go on forever. I was shocked to hear, today, that she had left us. I'll remember her with a smile. Rest in peace Viola.


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