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FR. DONALD R. CLEARY

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FR.  DONALD R. CLEARY Obituary
Fr. Donald Cleary, 84, Olathe, Kan., died Feb. 23, 2014. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Harrisonville, Mo. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at St. Louis Cemetery, Good Intent in Atchison, Kan. Visitation will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 3, with the Rosary at 7:30 p.m. at Dickey Funeral Home in Harrisonville. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to Catholic Charities Hospice. Fr. Cleary was born May 20, 1929, in St. Joseph, Mo. He was a great great-grandson of Joseph Robidoux, founder of the city of St. Joseph. He attended Christian Brothers High School in St. Joseph and served in the Navy during the Korean War. He received a degree in Electrical Engineering from Notre Dame and a BA from Conception Seminary. He served several parishes during his career and retired in 1997. Father Don was preceded in death by his father, John R. Cleary, his mother, Mary Sylvanie Perry Cleary, older sister, Mary Frances Roberts and older brother, Jack Cleary. Survivors include older brother, Robert J.; twin sister, Dorothy Gallagher; youngest sister, Genevieve and many nieces and nephews. Fr. Cleary was very loved by his entire family and will be missed. The family would like to thank the staff at Villa St. Francis where he resided. Arr.: Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, (816) 884-6244. www.dickeyfh.com
Published in Kansas City Star on Mar. 2, 2014
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