Svea J. Pineo.
Her husband, Royal W. Pineo, died in 1978. She leaves two sons, David J. Pineo and his wife, Gail, with whom she lived, and Royal W. Pineo Jr. and his wife, Louise, of Sterling; six grandchildren, David Pineo Jr. and his wife, Terra, Joan Pineo, Michael Pineo and his wife, Amy, Richard Pineo and his wife, Karen, all of Sterling, Michelle and her husband, Stan Creasy, of Virginia, and Jeffrey Pineo of Palmer; eight great-grandchildren, Shauna Pineo, Joshua Pineo, Allison Pineo, Erika Pineo, Julia Pineo, Nicole Pineo, Joshua and Julia Fontaine; many nephews and nieces. Mrs. Pineo was predeceased by four brothers and three sisters.
She was born in Worcester, the daughter of Samuel and Erika (Stenmark) Mollberg, and lived in Sterling for 67 years. Mrs. Pineo was a member of the First Church in Sterling, the Clinton and Leominster Order of the Eastern Star, the Sterling and West Boylston Seniors, and the West Sterling Community Club. She worked many years at the Twin Oaks Lodge, the Green Meadow Lodge, and the Sterling Inn. She was also a cafeteria worker in the Sterling school system for 25 years.
Miles-Sterling Funeral Home, 100 Worcester Road, Sterling, is directing arrangements. The funeral for Mrs. Pineo will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23, in the First Church in Sterling, 6 Meeting House Hill Road. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Sterling. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Church in Sterling, Memorial Fund, 6 Meeting House Hill Road, Sterling, MA 01564. For online condolences, go to www.milesfuneralhome.com.