Leonora Graeber Friend

Obituary of Leonora Graeber Friend

Leonora Graeber Friend, 55, of 30 Rhode Island Ave, Newport, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2007, at home. She was the wife of Thomas W. "Tim" Friend, Jr. Born in Great Lakes, IL, on September 7, 1952, she was a daughter of Helen Horn Graeber of Newport and the late Carl M. Graeber. Leonora worked for the Newport School Department for over 30 years, retiring as a computer operator in December of 2006. She was a member of Emmanuel Church in Newport, and a leader for the Girls Friendly Society for Emmanuel Church for the past 15 years. She served on the R.I. Girl's Friendly Board for 10 years. Leonora was also a mentor for numerous girls attending the Thompson Middle School. Besides her husband and mother, Leonora is survived by her brothers C. Thomas Graeber of Rehoboth, MA, Geoffrey L. Graeber and his wife Betsy of Newport; sister Annamarie Shea and her husband Bill of West Kingston; brother-in-law Dee VanCamp of Newport; nephews Peter Graeber of Middletown, Paul Graeber of Rehoboth, MA, Seth Graeber of Tiverton, Michael Shea of Newport, and Daniel Shea of West Kingston; nieces Aelish Graeber of Newport, and Theresa Duffer of West Kingston, and her great-niece Nadia Duffer of West Kingston. She was the sister of the late Mary VanCamp. Leonora's Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2007, at Emmanuel Church, corner of Spring and Dearborn St, Newport, at 10:00 am. Burial at a later date at St. Columba Cemetery, Middletown. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Potter League for Animals, PO Box 412, Newport, RI, 02840.
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