Advertisement
 
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Amsterdam, NY ,

 

Advertisement

Philomena "Lena" Spagnola Heslan

Friday, January 25, 2013 - Updated: 5:31 PM

January 23, 2013

Philomena "Lena" Spagnola Heslan passed away peacefully on January 23, 2013. She was a resident of River Ridge Living Center.

Born on November 16, 1912, Lena recently celebrated her 100th birthday.

The eldest daughter of the late Antimo and Elvina Spagnola, Lena worked at Fownes Brothers for many years. She was a glove maker and then became a supervisor.

On May 12, 1952, she married Edward J. Heslan who passed away on December 30, 1979.

Lena will be remembered for the beauty and grace she carried within her every day. She was always ready for a good card game, a cross country trip to Las Vegas to see Tom Jones, and spending time with her family and friends. Lena loved children and treated each child as if they were her own, especially her nieces and nephews. The memories with those she loved will be forever in our hearts.

Survivors include her sisters, Olga Cisaretti and Jean Sheckton, both of Amsterdam. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Lena was preceded in death by her brothers, Louie Spagnola, Angelo Spagnola, and Reynold Spagnola, and her sisters, Pat Cataffo, Elizabeth "Teddy" Gaetano, and Evelyn Zumbolo.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday (today), 9:15 a.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 156 East Main St., Amsterdam, N.Y.

A private interment will be held at St. Michael's Cemetery.

Donations can be made to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital, P.O. Box 3704, Memphis, TN, 38103 or a charity of one's choice. Donations can also be mailed in care of Betz, Rossi, and Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, N.Y., 12010. Please visit and sign the family's guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com

     

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Advertisement
Subscribe to The Recorder

 

The Recorder Sports Schedule

Most Popular

    'Beasts' star Redmayne discusses his role, career
    Thursday, December 01, 2016

    Police Reports
    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Alexandria "Alex" Carter
    Thursday, December 01, 2016

    Joseph M. Lemanski
    Thursday, December 01, 2016

    Robert N. Constantine
    Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    David Edward Hughes
    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    End of an era: Final Light Up the Sky event begins Thursday
    Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Fedullo, Pritchard lead AHS past Nisky, 53-34
    Thursday, December 01, 2016

    Donald Gary Desorbo (Don)
    Friday, December 02, 2016

    Percy E. Tallmadge
    Thursday, December 01, 2016

Advertisement

Copyright © McClary Media, Inc.

Privacy Policies: The Recorder

Contact Us

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook