Services

Rosary

Tue. Nov. 5, 2019
9:00 am

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6800 Buffalo Speedway
Houston , TX 77025.

Visitation One

Tue. Nov. 5, 2019
9:30 am

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6800 Buffalo Speedway
Houston , TX 77025.

Funeral Mass

Tue. Nov. 5, 2019
10:30 am

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6800 Buffalo Speedway
Houston , TX 77025.
Tue. Nov. 5, 2019
9:00 am
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6800 Buffalo Speedway
Houston , TX 77025.
Tue. Nov. 5, 2019
9:30 am
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6800 Buffalo Speedway
Houston , TX 77025.
Tue. Nov. 5, 2019
10:30 am
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6800 Buffalo Speedway
Houston , TX 77025.
In Memory of
Lena M. Paleologo
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Lena M. Paleologo, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away at the age of 98 after a long illness on October 28, 2019 at The Village of Gleannloch Farms, Spring, Texas.  She was born on May 21, 1921 in Vicenza, Italy and emigrated to the United Stated with her parents at the age of 1 year. 

She grew up during the Depression in Wisconsin, and later met her future husband, Fred D. Paleologo, at a USO dance in Chicago.  Fred left to fight in the pacific theater in WW II and Lena wrote to him daily.  She was a wonderful letter writer as many know. After his return from the war, Fred and Lena were married on January 2, 1946 at St. Andrews Church in Le Roy, Wisconsin.  Both Lena and Fred would recall going to the church in a horse drawn carriage because of the snow.  Immediately after marrying they moved to Fred’s home town, Jersey City, New Jersey.  Lena was welcomed into Fred’s large family and settled into the hustle and bustle of city life. They lived in a small apartment where Lena sewed curtains for the windows and made it a home.  Lena was a post-war wife, mother and homemaker until a major illness struck Fred and Lena became the breadwinner to support the family.  She was an excellent caregiver and Fred recovered.  They moved to Houston in 1970 for Fred’s work and started a new life in Texas.  Lena took up art, and became an avid painter in oils, selling some of her paintings, but mostly painting for friends and family.  Her artwork graces many homes across the country and is a constant reminder of her talent and generosity.

She loved gardening and would cut flowers for Fred every day.  She greatly enjoyed a long walk, nature and the outdoors.   She had many treasured memories of her travels with Fred and visiting family.  In typical Italian grandmother style, she could lay out a holiday dinner spread to outdo the biggest appetites.  Her greatest joy, however, came from spending time with her family.  She was always proud of her children, their spouses and her granddaughters.  She had an unwavering faith and steadfast love of family and her actions spoke louder than words.  Lena’s kindness and gentle spirit will be forever remembered and sorely missed.  

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 53 years, Fred D. Paleologo, her parents, Domenic and Theresa Dalle Nogare, her sister, Mary Dalle Nogare, and her brother, John Dalle Nogare.  She is survived by her daughter, Elaine Paleologo, son-in-law, Vincent Bustamante, and their daughter Sara Bustamante, her son, Fred P. Paleologo, daughter-in-law, Deborah Paleologo, and their daughters Amanda and Alana Paleologo.  She is also survived by her sister, Bena Campagna, and a large extended family.  

Catholic funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 6800 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, Texas 77025 beginning at 9:00 AM with the recitation of the Holy Rosary, followed at 9:30 AM by visitation with the family and a funeral Mass at 10:30 AM.  On Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 2:00 PM, there will be a ceremony for Lena at the Veteran’s Administration, Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77038.  After the ceremony, Lena’s cremated remains will be placed alongside those of her husband in the columbarium.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be made to Lena’s favorite charity, St. Joseph's Indian School, P.O. Box 326, Chamberlain, SD 57326 or the charity of your choice.  The web link for donations to St. Joseph’s Indian School is https://www.stjo.org/help-native-americans/memorials/

Our family is grateful for the prayers, love and support of our relatives and friends during this difficult time.

Charitable Donations may be made to:

St. Joseph's Indian School
P.O. Box 326, Chamberlain, 57326. Website Link

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We are extremely sorry for your loss. Aunt Lena was a wonderful caring person she will always be remembered by us.

We are very sorry for your loss. Aunt Lena was a wonderful lady and will be sorely missed. You all are in our Thoughts & Prayers. Aunt Betty Kathy and Rudy