LEANORE SMIGELSKI

Leanore Smigelski, 88, of 202 Wood Circle, Alpena, passed away at Alpena Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

Leanore was born April 8, 1926, to Earl and Nora (Mallete) St. Onge. She was a lifetime resident of Alpena, and graduated from Alpena High School.

On Nov. 3, 1948, Leanore married John Walter Smigelski, and he preceded her in death June 8, 2007.

Mrs. Smigelski was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, the Zonta Club, and in her earlier days was on a bowling league. She loved going to the casino, and playing scrabble.

Surviving are a brother, Patrick St. Onge, brother-in-law Andrew Kolson, sister-in-law, Margo (Gary) Ilsley, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters Virginia Pastelaniec, Betty Kolson, Mary Ellen Besaw, brothers-in-law; Lawrence Smigelski, Ed Pastelaniec, Jeff Besaw, sisters-in-law Helen St. Onge and Rose Smigelski, and niece Peggy Howlette.

Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, July 22, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Fr. Gerald Okali officiating. Family will gather at the church from 10 a.m. until time of mass at 11 a.m. Inurnment Holy Cross Cemetery.

Memorial contributions appreciated to Hospice of Michigan.

Cremation arrangements are being handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.