Obituary for Leona Tardif
Van Buren--- Leona J. Tardif, 92, died Aug. 12, 2012 at a Van Buren healthcare facility. She was born July 15, 1920 in Van Buren, a daughter of Leon and Angelique (Michaud) Rossignol. She previously worked several years with Viner Shoe, Potato Service and Aroostook Homemaker Services. Leona is survived by: seven children, Rudolph “Percy” Tardif and his wife Mary of Presque Isle, Robert Tardif and his wife Jackie of Van Buren, Claudette Standing and her companion Ben Roy of St. David, Richard Tardif of Lisbon, James Tardif and his wife Carol of Penobscot, Clayton Tardif of Topsham, and Russell Tardif and his wife Darylin of Van Buren; five brothers, Kenneth, Fernand, Percy, John and Phillip Rossignol; six sisters, Alma Swanson, Lucille Scott, Virginia Lucia, Claire Charette, Bernadette Rossignol, and Roselle Ouellette; 23 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her husband of 68 years, Claude Tardif, brothers Eugene and Rene Rossignol, and sisters Delina Ouellette and Anita Piscittello. There will be no visiting hours. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 AM on Saturday at St. Bruno-St. Remi Catholic Church. Committal service and interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Arrangements are a service of Ouellette-Thibault Funeral Home, 118 High St., Van Buren, ME 04785. At Leona’s request, and in lieu of flowers, she asks everyone to consider visiting a local nursing home and to bring the residents much needed smiles and company.