Good Morning All,
Tom McCarthy has shared the following Obituary that he received from Neil O’Leary which includes Visitation and Funeral arrangements. We continue to pray for Lillian, Neil and their Family as we remember this special Lady. She will be missed by many. Thank you. God Bless.
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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Lillian M. O’Leary born in the Bronx, NY, on September 2, 1943, died on September 22nd. She resided in Dumont, NJ, prior to moving to Sarasota, FL (University Park Country Club) in 1999. She succumbed to ALS after a courageous two year battle.
Lillian is survived by her husband of twenty-seven years, Cornelius J. O’Leary, two step-daughters, Joan Sartorio and her husband Tony, and Jill Kiernan and her husband Dave, as well as six grandchildren: David and his wife Lauren, Joseph, Andrew, Timothy, William and Jennifer. She also leaves seven first-cousins: Anne Martyn, Irene McLaughlin, Robert Cunniffe, Maurice Cunniffe, Marion Cunniffe, Morris Cunniffe and Thomas Cunniffe.
Lillian attended Aquinas High School in the Bronx and received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Fordham University. She was a teacher in the NYC Public Schools for 30 years finishing her career at DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx.
Lillian was an avid reader, a fabulous cook, and a world traveler visiting more than 170 countries during her life. She was a wonderfully upbeat and generous lady who when you met her had an inner light that left you smiling and feeling happy to have known her. Her sense of humor delighted her family and friends.
A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, October 8th at 10AM at Sacred Heart Church in Haworth, NJ. Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. Visitation is Friday, October 7th, from 3-9 PM at the Frech-McKnight Funeral Home, 161 Washington Avenue, Dumont.
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