WINCHENDON - Leona E. (Buman) Tate, 78, of 7 Colonial Lane, died peacefully Sunday morning, July 1, 2018 in UMASS Memorial Healthcare, University Campus, Worcester.
She was born in Lynbrook, NY on February 9, 1940, daughter of the late Leonard and Margaret (Ball) Buman) and had lived in Hubbardston for many years before living in Winchendon.
Leona was the former owner and operator of Candlelite Cafe in Templeton. In her younger years, she was a model and had been a model for Rheingold Beer. Her hobbies were cooking and baking. Leona was a graduate of Lynbrook High School. She was a member of Wachusett Fitness Center, where she had won a few baking contests. Leona had also worked as a hostess at Holden Hills Country Club and Hubbardston Inn.
She leaves four sons, Douglas J. Tate of Rindge, NH, John Tate of Gardner, Robert L. Tate of Gardner and Stephen J. Tate of Hubbardston and one granddaughter, Amber LeBlanc.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 10 A.M. in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Winchendon.
Calling hours in the funeral home are Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 5 to 7 P.M.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.