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Obituary for Leona Elise Sauvie

Leona Elise Sauvie, age 73, of Saranac Lake, died Saturday, September 7, 2019 following a short illness at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.

Born in Saranac Lake, New York on February 4, 1946, she was the daughter of Albert and Louise (Wilkins) Christie. Leona married Bernard Sauvie on Saturday, June 8, 1985 in St. Bernard’s Church. He predeceased her on June 16, 2012.

She is survived by one sister Frances (Corydon) Orne of North Prairie, WI, several cousins including Linda (Ed) Woodard of Saranac Lake, NY, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and one sister Sheila Weiner.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 12:00 PM on Thursday September 12, 2019 at the chapel at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid, with Rev. C.J. MacAvoy officiating. Burial will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery in Saranac Lake.

Friends wishing to remember Leona Elise Sauvie may make memorial contributions to Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at