ROCKLAND – Leone A. Knowles, 87, died peacefully, Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Knox Center for Long Term Care in Rockland.
Born June 2, 1931 in New York City, New York, she was the daughter of Levi and Emma Erickson Knowles. Leone grew up in Presque Isle and was a 1949 graduate of Presque Isle High School. She later earned a Bachelor of Arts from Colby College and her Masters from Columbia University.
For over 37 years Leone was employed in the Rockland area school system. For 25 of those years, she taught remedial reading and for over 12 years, she coordinated all elementary reading instruction for MSAD #5.
After retirement, Leone kept busy, serving on the MSAD #5 School Board for two terms. She was also an active member Rockland Congregational Church where she served on the Board of Christian Education and the Board or Trustees.
Predeceased by many cousins, Leone is survived by her good friend, Marilee Robinson of St. George.
Leone will be laid to rest privately, at a later date, beside her parents in Presque Isle.
Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.