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Lena M. Black

November 16th, 2015

Lena M. Black, 68, of Clayton passed away peacefully Saturday, November 14, 2015, at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse.

As per her wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.

Lena was born in Sweden on May 6, 1947, daughter of Ivar and Lempi (Ettelapaa) Torngren. On January 20, 1990 she married Robert E. Black, Sr. who passed away on July 31, 2013. She worked for Crowley Foods in LaFargeville for over 25 years.

Family was always Lena’s upmost priority in life. Her hobbies included gardening and tinkering with her husband as well as baking with her family. Lena was a beautiful woman from the inside out who touched many lives and will be deeply missed by all who were lucky enough to have known her.

She is survived by her two daughters and their husbands, Diane and Shawn Felt, Satellite Beach, FL and Christine and Jeff Cupernall, Clayton, NY; two stepchildren and their spouses, Roxanne and Gary Baumbach, W. Monroe and Robert and Amber Black, Jr., LaFargeville; five grandchildren, Jessica Cupernall, Gary Jr. and Bailey Baumbach, Cody and Lacey Black; her sister, Birgitta Hage, Stockholm, Sweden; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Donations in her name may be made to T. I. E. R. S., PO Box 524, Clayton, NY 13624 or the medical association of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#9 Birgitta Hage 2015-11-22 13:05
We are so sad that our wonderful sister and aunt
has left us. We will always miss her,
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#8 chris myers 2015-11-19 19:39
Christine and family I'm so very sorry for your loss. Lena was a great lady she always smiled and made you feel as if you were her best friend. I had the pleasure of being her hairdresser for some twenty years and she was always thankful as was I. I will miss her gentle spirit as well as her big heart. thinking about you all.
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#7 Shauna Sherboneau 2015-11-18 14:48
Dear Christine and family,

I was so sad to hear this news. Ms. Lena, as my son called her, was a wonderful woman and I welcomed her taking care of him at the Guardino SACC program. Her patience and experience with children was greatly appreciated and her welcoming nature will be missed. Prayers during this difficult time.
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#6 Claudia Fish, MD 2015-11-17 21:10
My deepest condolences to Lena's family. I was shocked to learn of her passing. She was an absolutely lovely lady with the kindest and sweetest disposition. She was always respectful to me and my staff. She spoke of her beautiful family often. We will miss her. Again my sincere condolences for your unexpected loss. Dr. Fish
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#5 Sandy Hill 2015-11-16 23:07
My prayers and thoughts are with Christine and family .. Hugs to you all.. My heart aches for you all so much ! Your mom always had a smile which was warm and welcoming to all ..
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#4 Chris Vogt 2015-11-16 21:11
So Sorry to hear this sad news. Thinking of her family.
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#3 shannon foltz 2015-11-16 20:56
I was so saddened by the news this morning..I wasnt close to Lena but she was a fellow employee of the ymca and everytime I said hello she would always say hello back. .she was the sweetest lady and I am so sorry Christine and Jessica. My thoughts are with you.
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#2 Jayme Spearnock 2015-11-16 20:34
To All the Family of Lena,
So sorry to hear of your loss.
Thinking of you~
Sincerely, Jayme and Bruce Spearnock
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#1 Susan Weaver 2015-11-16 20:15

So sorry to read of the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Shawn and the rest of your family during this difficult time.

Susan Weaver
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