Elva Lourdes Klein Leo, who was known as Nubbie, died on May 3 at home in Charlotte, N.C. She was 90 years old.
Mrs. Leo was born on March 26, 1921, in New Hartford, N.Y. She spent her childhood in Lowville and North Syracuse, N.Y.
As a young adult, Mrs. Leo came to East Hampton to work with moderate to severely handicapped children at the Carlson School, a resident facility on Terbell Lane, where children who lived in Pompano Beach, Fla., in the winter spent summers. Mrs. Leo’s family said she had fond memories of the children and had been “fulfilled as a supportive and caring person in their lives.”
She met her husband, John David Leo, a lifelong East Hampton resident, here. They were married on Nov. 6, 1948, and lived on Floyd Street in East Hampton.
A member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Mrs. Leo had been a member of its Rosary Society and enjoyed working at its annual Christmas tea and summer rummage sale. She liked to quilt and was a proud contributor to the East Hampton Town quilt that commemorated the American Bicentennial in 1976.
Dedicated to her family, Mrs. Leo enjoyed taking her daughters to the beach at Albert’s Landing, Amagansett, sewing dresses for them for Christmas and birthdays, and making beach plum jelly in the fall. Her family said she would be remembered as a kind and generous person, and a loving wife and mother.
In addition to her husband, who lives in Charlotte, Mrs. Leo is survived by three children, Alison Rampersad of Delray Beach, Fla., Frances Johns of East Hampton, and Anette Morrison of Charlotte. She also is survived by seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass was said for her at Most Holy Trinity Church last Saturday. The Rev. Charles Ehrhart, a former priest there and a longtime family friend, officiated. Mrs. Leo was buried at Most Holy Trinity Cemetery on Cedar Street in East Hampton, beside her youngest daughter, Stefanie Leo, who died before her.