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Margaret A. O’Leary

Margaret A. O’Leary ,95, of Stagehill Road, Ipswich, formerly of Jamaica Plain, died Wednesday April 2, 2008 in her home following a sudden illness.

Born in Boston October 23, 1912, daughter of the late John and Margaret T. (Finnegan) O’Leary, she attended the Cheverus Parochial School in Jamaica Plain. As a young woman she went to work for the Sears Roebuck and Co., Brookline Ave., Boston where she was employed for forty-four dedicated years as a secretary. During these years she resided on Preising Street, Jamaica Plain, moving to Ipswich when she retired in 1973.

She was a member of Our Lady of Hope Parish in Ipswich and was a former member of the Blessed Sacrament Parish of Jamaica Plain.

She is survived by a brother, Patrick O’Leary of Sagamore Beach; a sister, Cecelia N. Green of Ipswich and several nephews and nieces. She was the sister of the late Joseph O’Leary  of  Natick, John  and  Thomas O’Leary both formerly of Jamaica Plain and  Mary T. O’Leary formerly of Ipswich.

Her funeral service will be held Saturday April 5, 2008 at 8 am from the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9 am in Our Lady of Hope Church, Linebrook Rd., Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours Friday 5 to 8 pm. Interment will be in the New Highland Cemetery, Ipswich. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to a charity of one’s choice.


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