Cottage Grove-Beatrice C. Leach, age 88, passed away on January 31, 2013 at Kindred Heart Senior Living. She was born on February 10, 1924 in Madison the daughter of Gaetano & Mae (Haskins) Musillami. She grew up in Madison's Greenbush neighborhood. Beatrice was united in marriage to Chester Leach on August 27, 1945 in Fayetteville, Ark. They made their home in Madison.
Beatrice is survived by her son, Richard (Kathy) Leach, Poynette; her three grandchildren, Ron (Anne) Leach, Montana, Dan (Renee) Leach, Sun Prairie and Gina (Kelly) Bliefernicht, Montana; her five great-grandchildren, Brittany, Kelsey & Krystal Leach, Madison and Cheyanne & Lacey Bliefernicht, Montana; her great-great-grandson, Ty Shaw; her sister-in-law, Jean Musillami. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Chester, sister, Virginia Ducharme, brother, Frank Musillami, brother-in-law, George Ducharme and niece, Mae Sweeney.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 209 South St., Waunakee. Burial will be held in Sunset Memory Gardens, Madison. Friends are invited to call on Wednesday at the Church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. A reception will immediately follow the service.
Cress Funeral & Cremation Service
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