January 30, 1970 – December 2, 2018
Leslie Wohlstrom, 48, of Clinton, lost her short and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on Sunday December 2, 2018. Leslie loved all things nature and enjoyed hiking in Chatfield Hollow with her children, sharing a walk at the ocean, or hunting for that next “cool project.” She was an accomplished artist with a specialty for drawing or creating things with her hands, although she would never let anyone tell her so. She was also the family photographer and captured many beautiful moments in this way throughout her life. She loved her family and friends with all her heart and people who knew her would feel her hugs even after she let go. She was a force to be reckoned with and stubborn beyond measure, but she always got the job done and taught the people around her along the way. It was this fierce love and strong capability that made her an accomplished CDL driver where she spent the last eight years of her career as a driver for the Madison School district. She loved seeing her students during her work day from kindergarten through high school and those families loved her back ten-fold. Her work family supported her more than words can say, and her parents thank them for that. Her biggest and most proud accomplishment in life was being the mother to her two beautiful twins. She is survived by her children Augusta Lauren and Allan Jr. of Clinton, her mother and father Diane and Glen Villane of Maine, her sister Leah Rideout and her husband Kris Rideout of Maine, her brother Daniel Barber of Maine, her sister Laura Micolletti of Maine, her special niece Ruby Rideout and two special nephews Isaak and William Rideout of Maine. In Honor of Leslie’s wishes there will be no funeral services. In Lieu of flowers, her children and family request donations be made in her name to Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center 540 Say brook Rd. Middletown, CT 06457.
January 23, 2019
Leslie was a bus driver for my daughter since she was small. Now a highschool student, she was devastated upon hearing the news of Leslie's passing. She fondly recalls having her as her bus driver over the years and says she will be missed greatly. Please accept our condolences, as we are deeply sorry for your loss. ~The Johnsons
December 8, 2018
Dear Allan, Augusta, and Allan Jr., so sorry to of Leslie's passing, may your memories help you through this very hard time. God bless you all 💓
December 6, 2018
Leslie was my children's bus driver for several years. I remember the first year she appeared at the end of our driveway, opening the door with a beautiful smile, a welcoming word and time to have a laugh with me. She wore that smile every day and always allowed time for the late child running out of the house... or being coaxed out of a tree while hiding on the first day of school. She laughed with us when my husband had to run out of the house half shaved to say goodbye and cried with me when my youngest climbed the bus steps for the first time. We were so sad when her route changed, although now I'm glad that other children had the opportunity to have Leslie begin their day in such a nice way. We have missed her greatly. To her family, know that she touched so many, many lives being the beautiful person that she was. With deepest sympathies, the Skoniecznys.
Deborah A Thomas
December 5, 2018
Leslie was a beloved bus driver to my daughters for years and to my students at Brown School. She loved them as if they were her own. She will be greatly missed by so many. I’ll always hold a special place in my heart for her.
December 5, 2018
I knew Leslie for twenty years. She was an amazing woman who enjoyed the outdoors and exploring new adventures. Her and her ex-husband, Allan Wohlstrom, Sr. traveled in the US and cruised to the Carribean. She loved her family deeply. Leslie loved the outdoors and enjoyed new adventures. Her gardening skills, her many crafts and her ability to decorate and transform her house into a warm and welcoming home. She loved all animals and her love for children was a passion. Once Leslie became your friend, it was a friendship she treasured dearly. When she announced that she was to become a mother she said her life was now complete. She and Allan, Sr. became proud parents of twins, a daughter Augusta and a son Allen, Jr. From childhood they taught and instilled in them kindness, respect for others and an abundance of love for family and friends. Augusta and Allan grew to become fine indivduals who share their parents life lessons. Know that I and others loved your mother. I care and share your sorrow and am saddened by your tremendous loss. Know, too, that I love you and will be there whenever you need me.
December 4, 2018
Leslie and I shared an unconditional love like a brother with his sister we made so many memories throughout the years. She was tough almost as strong as most guys I know she had a soft full heart an a beautiful smile always caring about everyone else. Leslie has two amazing children that I have had the pleasure to watch grow Christmases birthdays or just sitting by the pool even the garage and talking she will be missed by all ❤ I miss you already my friend.
dingo & gazelle
December 4, 2018
We had an amazing childhood together. From summers running around in the woods and swimming in her pool to fun sleep overs with ghost stories. We discovered a bees nest one time and quickly paid the price! She's the only person I know that could break their leg going uphill on a bicycle! We were the 2 Leslie's. Double trouble. She will be in all our hearts forever.
Maureen Scanlon Wohlstrom
December 4, 2018
Leslies smile could light up a room. Her sense of humor would make you laugh until you cried. She was a giving soul who would help anyone in need. I will miss weekend dinners and our holidays cooking, laughing and drinking wine. She would find treasure, where others saw trash. This photo is one of my favorites. You will be very missed.