Kristine A. Leland, East Providence


Kristine A. Leland, of East Providence, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of Arthur R. Leland. Born in Providence she was the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Aylward) Seifert.

Kristine was a saleswoman for Avon, and a homemaker. Besides her husband she is survived by her son Theodore James Leland, two sisters Katherine Mello of Seekonk, Elizabeth Seifert of East Providence. She was the sister of the late James Seifert.

Calling hours for Kristine will be held Monday, Jan. 27, from 3-7 p.m. in the Smith-Mason Funeral Home, 398 Willett Ave., Riverside. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Forest Chapel Cemetery, Barrington.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Kristine to the charity of your choice. Visit for online condolences.


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