Helen Anne (Rasmusson) Leisring

WATERTOWN — Helen Anne (Rasmusson) Leisring, 85, of Watertown, passed away peacefully on November 1, 2020. She was the beloved wife of Clarence Leisring for 58 years.

Anne was born on March 10, 1935, in Waterbury, daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Mattson) Rasmusson. She grew up in Waterville. At 16 months of age, Anne and her family went to Sweden to visit her grandparents and remained there for three years while her father worked for passage back to the U.S., as their return fare had been stolen.

Anne graduated from Wilby High School, Class of 1953. Following graduation, Anne joined the U.S. Navy as part of the Women’s Naval Reserve (WAVES). 

While raising her family, Anne worked for many years on the assembly line at Winchester Electronics.

Anne enjoyed playing bingo, dining out and loved spending time with family. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Watertown.

In addition to her husband, Clarence, Anne is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Charles Harrell of Watertown; her son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Paulina Leisring of Lawrence, Kan.; her grandchildren, Sean Harrell and his wife, Jessica, of West Orange, N.J.; Jessica Harrell of Missoula, Mont.; Todd Harrell of Missoula, Mont., and great-grandchildren Michael and Anna Harrell. She also loved her grand-puppies, Boomer, Luky, Tiger and Isla. Anne was predeceased by her sister, Marcia Veronneau.

Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours; a memorial service will be held at a future date.

The Hickcox Funeral Home, 195 Main St., is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions earmarked, “Church School,” may be made to the First Congregational Church, 40 DeForest St., Watertown 06795.

For additional information or to leave an online message of condolence, visit www.hickcoxfuneralhome.com.

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