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Mary Leab

Mary Jane Leab (Lyon)

Thursday, August 25th, 1938 - Monday, December 30th, 2019
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Mary Jane (Lyon) Leab, 81 of Cheshire, MA died Monday December 30, 2019 at her home, surrounded by loved ones. She was born in Pittsfield, MA on August 25, 1938 daughter of Edmonds D. and Mary Augusta (Umbs) Lyon. She attended Pittsfield schools and graduated from Pittsfield High School. Mary was last employed by Northern Berkshire Home Health Care Services for about 10 years. Before that, she was a school bus driver for JT Bus Lines for many years. Mary enjoyed many years of trips to York Beach Maine, with her family. She was the widow of Philip Duane Leab, who died May 8, 2013. Survivors include three daughters- Deborah Dion of Cheshire, Donna McMahon of Adams, and Diane Burdick of Cheshire, and one son- Edward Bednarczyk of Ashburnham, MA, and two step children- Lisa Leab Andrews of Pittsfield and Steven Leab of Albany, NY. She also leaves twelve grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren, one brother- Richard Lyon of Dalton, MA and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons- Stephen Bednarczyk and Richard Bednarczyk and five brothers.
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Posted at 10:26am
Tonya and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Love, your D&I Family
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Elva Hughes

Posted at 09:18am
So sorry to hear the sad news about an old friend. We had many fun times throughout the years when they lived on the farm and all the kids were young. Will miss my old friend. RIP Mary Jane.

Diane Burdick

Posted at 04:52am
Christmas 2018

Joanne M. Wyand Posted at 10:54am

Beautiful Diane

Maggie Rapkowicz

Posted at 12:52am
Maggie Rapkowicz
Mary Leab the first time I saw you I knew you would teach me a few things about life! I can't believe your gone, this earth will never be the same without you but I'm glad you are at peace with Phil and your boys and brothers. You were my friend, you treated me like family, like a second mom to me, we had so many memories in a short time. I'll never forget that smiling face when I walked through your door every morning and left every evening! Friday nights were the best and I'll always keep you in my heart forever. You truly defined what it is to enjoy life! so long my friend till we meet again I'll remember you. I love you Mary

Joanne M. Wyand

Posted at 12:07am
Diane and Family,
I am so very sorry to hear this news. I remember you talking about the annual trip to Maine to go to the beach and what a wonderful time you had together. How lucky for you to have such great memories. You are a loving daughter who helped her Mom so much and made her time here so special and so happy. I wish you comfort during this difficult time and want you to know I am thinking of you.
With My Sincerest Sympathy and Love,
Joanne Wyand

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