Lillian "Virginia" Leccese from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho passed away May 10, 2017, at the Schneidmiller Hospice House. Virginia was born September 16, 1929 to Deuane and Nora Leonard in Sandpoint, ID. She grew up and attended school in Sandpoint. She married James Perry on November 3, 1948, later divorcing. She remarried Andrew Leccese on February 14, 1961. They were married for 44 years before Andy passed away. For 25 years Virginia worked at JCPennys as a bookkeeper, and for 10 years she worked at North Idaho Community Action.
She also lived in Florida, Moscow, and California.
Her hobbies included camping with Good Sam's, traveling, crafts, and spending all the time she could at her lake cabin on Cocolalla. She was a member of the Eagles Lodge. Virginia was an avid Gonzaga Fan!!!!!
She is survived by her daughter, Jerrilou Shofner of Post Falls; her brother, Cecil and sister- in- law, Ruth Leonard of Tiverton, Rhode Island; granddaughters: Alyssa and Patrick Stromberg of Medicine Lake , MT., Brandie and Rod Hansen of Post Falls, Crystal and Cameron Moore of Post Falls; great grandchildren : Matthew Snider of Post Falls, Shawntel and Earl Gilbert of Post Falls, Leslie and Shylo Deubner of Post Falls, Connor Huft of Medicine Lake , MT., and James, Karlie, and Levi Moore of Post Falls, and adopted great granddaughter, Delayne Dye of Post Falls; great great grandson, Robert Gilbert; and two nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by son, Doug Perry, grandson, Shawn Perry, one son- in- law, LeeRoy Shofner, and both husbands and parents.
She will be missed by her family - we love you forever!
A graveside service will be held at 10 AM on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Riverview Cemetery, 1065 N. Lincoln Way, Coeur d' Alene, ID 83814.
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