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Obituary for Anna Leney – Milford, NH (1923-2006)

MILFORD, NH — Anna Elizabeth (Perrin) Leney, 82, a resident of Milford, NH and former reporter with the Lowell Sun, died Thursday, January 26, at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH, after a brief illness.

She was the wife of Rodney Leney, who died in 1985.

She was born on June 17, 1923, in Lynn, Massachusetts, to Edward and Julia (Hurley) Perrin. She graduated from St. Mary's Girls High School in Lynn in 1940. She attended college in Canada.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Leney was a teacher at various schools. While in Dracut, she worked for many years as a local and regional reporter for the Lowell Sun.

She was interested in politics and world events throughout her life.

Throughout her life, Mrs. Leney spent many years traveling the world, but also enjoyed the quiet pleasures of gardening and was skilled at arts and crafts, which she lovingly made for her family.

Her most fulfilling career, of course, was raising and caring for a large and loving family. Her legacy to her children is one of selflessness and strength, and her loss will be deeply felt by all whose lives she touched.

She leaves behind four sons and three daughters-in-law, David and Maureen Leney, residents of North Carolina, Paul Leney and Kay McGinley, residents of Massachusetts, John Joseph Leney, residents of New Hampshire, and Mark and Beth Leney, residents of Massachusetts; two daughters and sons-in-law, Anne-Therese and Gary Hunt, residents of New Hampshire, Julie and Jim Steenson, residents of New Hampshire; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was also the mother of Stuart Leney, who died in 1963.

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