Vivian Bernadene Hanes Leehan, 74, of Edinboro, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 at St. Vincent Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born in St. Marys, on May 20, 1937, a daughter of the late Barbara Reuscher Hanes.
Vivian had many passions in life, first and foremost was her love for her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved traveling, gardening, lawn work, bingo, bowling and golfing. Vivian lived to care for her children and her grandchildren. She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by everyone.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Leo, Cletus, Floyd and Carly Hanes; and four sisters, Rita Wendel, Barb Bruni, RoseMary Gerber, and Helen Cashmere.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 52 years, William Leehan of Edinboro; five sons, William Leehan and his fiancee Cindy of Edinboro, David Leehan of Cambridge Springs, Randy Leehan and his good friend Kathy of Edinboro, Greg Leehan of Texas, and Jeffrey Leehan of Edinboro; one daughter, Barbara Twargoski and her husband Jeff of Waterford; one brother, Paul Hanes and his wife Ginny of Minnesota; two sisters, Ruth Graham of California and Mary Fritz and her husband Wayne of California; 11 grandchildren, Keegan, Mackenzie and Emily Leehan, Lexie and Joey Leehan, Bristol and Garret Leehan and Kayla, Tara, Rebecca and Cari Twargoski; and by many nieces, nephews, and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Vivian Bernadene Hanes Leehan will be held at Our Lady of the Lake Church at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Regional Cancer Center, 2500 West 12th St., Erie, PA 16505. To send condolences, please visit www.gluntfuneralhome.com.
Friends may call at the Glunt Funeral Home, 210 Erie Street, Edinboro, on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.