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Mary Adelaide Leahy


Mary Adelaide Leahy

With gratefulness for a life well-lived we announce the passing of Mary Adelaide (Daley) Leahy on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Bobby’s Hospice.  Born in Saint John, NB on November 18, 1931, she was the youngest daughter of the late Mary Adelaide (MacDonald) and Walter Charles Daley.

Mary is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, William "Bill" Leahy; their children, Theresa Mercer (Ian), Anne Marie Ahearn (Bob), John (Marian), Mary Lou Lawlor (Bill), Margie Maxwell (Jeff), Tim (Shelley), Mark (Stephanie) and Maureen Olsen (Tim); 13 grandchildren, Colin (Susan), Quinn, Evan, Matthew, Liam, Abbie, Thomas, Daniel, Lucas, Joshua, Hudson, Emily and Jane and soon to be first great-grandchild (Mercer - 2019); as well as several nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by her siblings, Charles Francis (Veronica), Kathleen (Phillip) Connell, Gertrude (Harold) Horgan, Joan (Michael) Gaynes, Ranald and extended family members, Helen (Stash) Stafford, Emily and Art Doucette, nephew, Michael Connell, niece, Kathleen (Dick) Ablett and son-in-law, Andrew Terris.

Mary was a graduate of Saint Vincent’s High School, Class of 1950.  She was employed with the Bank of Nova Scotia prior to raising her family.  As a long-standing member of the Holy Trinity CWL, she enjoyed many years of comradery and service to the Parish of Holy Trinity and beyond.

Enjoying these last few years in the comfort of their beautiful new Lake House, she and Bill made every day count, sharing lots of laughter and reminiscing with friends and family.

The family wish to thank Dr. Postuma, KV Extra-Mural and Bobby’s Hospice for the excellent care received through this journey.

Arrangements are under the care of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB, (506) 634-7424, with visitation on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 3:00pm - 8:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Joseph’s Church, Loch Lomond Road, Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 11:00am, with interment at a later date at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

For those who wish, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the H.O.P.E. Centre on Loch Lomond Road or a charity of the donor’s choice. 

May God have mercy on her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed.


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Service Date
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Service Time
11:00 AM
Service Location
St. Joseph's Church, Loch Lomond Road, Saint John

Friday, January 11, 2019
Visitation Time
3:00 - 8:00 PM
Visitation Location
Brenan's Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John

Burial Date
At a later date.
Burial Location
St. Joseph's Cemetery

Requested Charity
H.O.P.E. Centre or a charity of the donor's choice