Mary (Leadbeater) Saraceno, New Waterford

Obituary of Mary (Leadbeater) Saraceno, New Waterford

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Jane (Leadbeater) Saraceno on June 20, 2020 in the An Cala Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. She was born in New Waterford on May 4, 1931 to John and Veronica (MacDougall) Leadbeater. She moved to Montreal at an early age, where she met and married Reginald Gaudet and had her daughter, Karen. She made a life there for fifty years, forty of those years remarried to Johnny Saraceno. She returned to Cape Breton to be with her cherished family after Johnny's passing. Mary made many friends here while participating in darts and attending many of the local events. She especially enjoyed dancing to live music and also loved cooking her Italian dishes. She is survived by her daughter Karen; sister, Linda (Tiger); brothers, Alexander ’Sugars’ (Sally), Angus ‘Duggie’, Reggie (Trudy) and many nieces and nephews in Cape Breton and Montreal. Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by her husbands, Reginald Gaudet and Johnny Saraceno; her sister, Lucy and husband Louie; brothers, Allie and wife Mary, Malcolm ‘Baldy’ and wife Shirley, and Jack ‘Tucker’; and sister-in law, Sheila. She was also predeceased by her Saraceno in-laws, Rose, Ida, Alphonse and Henry; and her companion and dancing partner, John ‘JR’ Roach. She will be missed by her good friend, Joan McIssac and son, Frankie who were a big part of her daily routine. Also Teresa and Gerry McGibbon who were very good to her. Cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to VJ McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. Due to the current situation, a Celebration of Life Service will be announced at a later date. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at:
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