Doreen Leavell, a retired registered nurse, died Tuesday in her Clarence home after a long illness. She was 73.
Born Doreen Berry in Wigan, England, she earned an associate's degree in science at Trocaire College.
Mrs. Leavell became a registered nurse in 1975 and had worked at West Seneca Developmental Center and Lafayette General and Kenmore Mercy hospitals. She retired in 1988.
She enjoyed reading and growing house plants.
Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Gerald F.; a son, Gerald F. Jr. of Buffalo; a daughter, Sharon Ann of East Amherst; two sisters, Jean Olsen of Long Beach, Calif., and Elise Mason of Reno, Nev.; and a brother, Vincent
Berry of San Diego.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Amigone Funeral Home, 5200 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.