Leonore Anne Hughes Clannin

Leonore Anne Hughes Clannin

August 26, 1912 - December 22, 2008

Leonore Anne Hughes Clannin

August 26, 1912 - December 22, 2008


Leonore Anne Hughes Clannin 96 passed away on Monday, December 22, 2008. She was born August 26, 1912 in Illinois, and had moved to California with her husband Ralph Clannin in 1965. They resided in Santa Monica, Playa del Rey, and most recently in Laguna Woods, California.

Leonore leaves her devoted son, Michael, and his wife Barbara Clannin; Grandchildren Brendon Clannin and Colleen Clannin Von Hoene. Their spouses, Sandra Clannin, and David Von Hoene. Colleen and David’s two daughters, Leonore’s Great-Grandchildren, Catherine Marie Von Hoene, and Ava Elizabeth Von Hoene.

She also leaves a sister-in-law, Chloe Large, and friends Terry Lamden and Joe Kelly. Nieces Mary Ellen Hughes, Mary Todd Curran and her family, nephews Dick Hughes and his family and Patrick Todd and his family. She had many wonderful friends both in Illinois and California. She was particularly fond of Mike and Barbara’s friends, Bill and MaryAnn Mullin, their children Christopher, Kelly and Jeffrey and their families.

Leonore and her family will always remember the loving and dedicated care she received from her caregivers, Lily Branzuela and Sally Evasco, over the past 10 years. We cannot thank them enough for the wonderful care they both gave her.

Leonore was predeceased by her husband Ralph Clannin, her parents Frank and Ellen Hughes, her sisters, Ruth Hughes and Isadore Hughes Todd, her brothers, Richard Dick Hughes and Wayne Large.

She had several different careers, which included a self-owned hair salon and dress design shop. Leonore will always be remembered as impeccably dressed, with her slim and elegant style. She also worked at Saint John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California, in recovery room administration.

Leonore had a passion to help those in need, and was a very devout Catholic with daily rosary to the Virgin Mary. She also expressed her love of music, starting with the violin at a young age, and continuing to play the organ well into her 80’s.

Funeral services were arranged by O’Connor Mortuary, Laguna Hills, CA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Nicholas Catholic Church, 24252 El Toro Road, Laguna Woods, California at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 followed by interment at the Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California. Friends can leave a ‘Fond Memory Note’ of Leonore for Michael and Barbara at barbaraclannin@yahoo.com.

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3 responses to Leonore Anne Hughes Clannin

  1. Dear Mom~Leonore~Grandmother,

    We will love you always. Many
    fond memories are held in our
    hearts. Although we miss you,
    we know you wanted to be with

    We will send another memory note
    to you soon. God Bless You in
    Heaven, your Daughter-in-law, Barbara

  2. May your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time… we did not know Lee very well but it sounds as though she was a very inspiring person. God bless all of you.

  3. Mom~Leonore,

    I said the rosary for you again
    today. You know the special
    prayers that I said for our
    families. Happy Valentine’s Day
    to you and Dad Clannin in Heaven.

    Love, Barbara and Mike

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