Leanne Cousins

May 19, 2020
Leanne Cousins

Rockland — Leanne (Woods) Cousins, 70, passed peacefully and comfortably into Gods loving hands Friday, May 15, 2020, at the Sussman House in Rockport, with her daughter and soulmate by her side.

Leanne was born on Halloween, Oct. 31,1949, in Boston, Mass. to Rex Woods and Grace (Brackett Woods) Crisostomo. Leanne grew up in Rockland attended Rockland High School.

She married Maurice Benner Jr. had her daughter, Sherrie, in Keywest, Fla., and later settled in Rockland where she had her son, Jason.

She was hard working all her life at various jobs, including O'Hara Fish Plant, Maine State Prison as a dental assistant, Lucette Boarding Home, Knox Nursing Home in laundry and Renys in Camden.

Leanne was a wonderful, loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was very kindhearted and always willing to share. Her fun spirit and beautiful smile was infectious and a blessing to all that knew her.

She enjoyed spending time outside caring for her lawns and beautiful perennial flower gardens; they were admired by many people who stopped to take pictures and compliment her colorful works of art.

She is survived by her daughter Sherrie Clark and her husband, James, and grandson Gavin, all of Union; son Jason Benner and grandsons Braden and Brodey, all of South Thomaston; sister Tammy Hill and her husband, Greg, of Illinois; Uncle Buzzy and Aunt Nellie Brackett of Rockland, Uncle Peter and Aunt Akiyo of Brackett, N.C.; Aunt Julia Brackett of Rockland; soulmate and companion Pete Thompson of Hope; friend (ex-mother-in law) Ruth Benner of Rockland; several cousins, nieces, nephews and an adorable pekineses dog, Coco, who was the love of her heart.

Leanne was preceded in death by her parents, step-father Sammy Crisostomo of Rockland, brothers David and Joey Woods and Norman Cogan; Aunt Mildred and Uncle Edgar Davis, all of Friendship; Uncle Donald Brackett of Rockland; Aunt Barbara Brackett; Aunt Virgina Ackley, and cousins Carol and Linda of Rockland.

Her family would like to thank the compassionate and dedicated healthcare team at Knox Nursing Home and Sussman House for the kindhearted care they gave her.

A gathering to celebrate her life will be held at her home at a later date after the quarantine is over.

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