Leona Mae Blackington
Cushing — Leona Mae Blackington, 89, passed away peacefully in Cushing Sunday morning, Aug. 11.
Leona was born in Warren on July 9, 1924 and graduated from Warren High School. She married Bertram Willey in 1950 and together they raised three sons in Falmouth, with summers on Crescent Lake in Raymond. Leona lived the final 25 years of her life in the Camden/Rockland area.
Leona was a loving mother and grandmother who delighted in caring for her family. Her home was warm and welcoming and usually filled with the aromas of her wonderful cooking. She had a generous heart for anyone in need and put her creative skills and extraordinary work ethic into use knitting warm clothing for the impoverished and creating festive crafts. Bookkeeping, customer service and general office work were career paths she excelled at once her boys were older while her spare time was spent skiing, square dancing, traveling, flea marketing, and in meetings and festivals at the local Grange.
Leona was predeceased by her parents, Bertrand and Ruth “Meme” Jones Blackington, and two adored sons, Dana and Darrell. Her survivors include her beloved brother, Philip Blackington, of Rockland; her son, Bruce Willey and his wife, Katherine, of Coronado, Calif.; her grandchildren, Seth and Jade Willey of Coronado, Calif.; her former daughter-in-law, Nan Mitton, granddaughter, Melody Mitton, and her great-granddaughter, Tailor, all of Windham.
A celebration of Leona’s life will be held Saturday, Aug. 24, at 11 a.m. at Hall's of Thomaston, 78 Main St. with Pastors Walden and Elaine Chandler officiating. You are invited to share your condolences, memories, and photos with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at hallfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home, Thomaston.