Spielman, Lena Rose (Couture)

Spielman, LenaLena Rose (Couture) Spielman, 95, of Burlington, CT passed away peacefully on Oct 19, 2014 in Avon, CT. Lena was born on March 23, 1919 in Grand Isle, ME, where she lived for 13 years prior to moving to Collinsville, CT. Lena is the daughter of the late Simon Couture and Salome (Lavoie) Couture. Lena was a life-long resident of Burlington and respected member of the community, as a result of her involvement and passion in town events. She was the cafeteria manager at Lewis S. Mills High School for over 20 years, and the Registrar of Voters for 50 years. In 2003 Lena was recognized by the State of CT for her dedicated service to the town of Burlington with an official citation naming November 13 ‘Lena Spielman Day’ in CT. Lena was a loving and caring daughter, mother, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was predeceased by her husband Clarence, who she was married to for 56 years. She is survived by her son Clarence G. “Skip” Spielman Jr and his wife Cindy of Unionville, CT; grandchildren Jennifer Slade and her husband Steven, Jason Spielman and his wife Cindy, Jackie Mahannah and Christopher Ryan and his wife Kristin; great-grandchildren Alison & Sarah Slade, Kayleigh Mahannah, Ethan Manyak and Kane Spielman. She is also survived by a special nephew, whom she raised, Robert Vincent and his wife Joyce of Kentucky, and their children Laura, Matt and Linda. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at Avon Health Center for the wonderful and compassionate care given to Lena. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt., 4, Unionville on Wednesday (Oct. 22) from 5:00-7:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Thursday (Oct. 23) at 9:15am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville at 10:00am. Burial will be in the family plot at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Cancer Fund at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, 282 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06106.

Calling Hours

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 5:00-7:00pm

Funeral Service

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 10:00am in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea - Unionville

Burial

St. Patrick's Cemetery in Burlington

Memorial Contribution

Children’s Cancer Fund at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, 282 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06106.

3 Responses to 'Spielman, Lena Rose (Couture)'

  1. Linda Lambert says:

    Laura, Matt and I will always know and love her as Grandma Lena. We never thought otherwise. She loved and raised Daddy as her own, and he loves her more than I can express. She will be missed by us all. Skip and the family are in our prayers. Love, Linda Lambert (Vincent)

  2. Susan Ingvertsen says:

    Dear Skip, Cindy and family,
    Lena, along with my Aunt June were my first and most loyal clients when I first started my hairdressing job in Avon. They came together every Friday after school at 2:30. Lena was always positive, kind, friendly and loyal…..everyone in the salon loved her. I loved her because she was the kind of person you wanted to be. She loved her family and her friends and was never judgmental. A beautiful woman in every way. RIP dear friend.

  3. Dave Lascko.Elkton Maryland says:

    My deepest condolences.Mrs Spielman was a special mom to us all @ Mills. She fed us everyday and knew us all by name and always asked if we want exrras.I and I know every other student who knew and loved her never forgot her. She was the bright spot in our day.God Bless you Lena.Shes running a new cafeteria upstairs now and as always with pride.Gone but never forgotten.Till I see you in lunch line again.God Bless.

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