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LEO J. CONLEY Leo J. Conley, 88, of Framingham MA, formerly of Belmont, died in his sleep on Jan. 30, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He leaves his wife of 57 years, Marjorie (Hart) Conley, and six children: Michael J. and Amy Conley, Milford NH; Daniel J. and Ann Minzner Conley, Somerset NJ; Sheila M. Conley, Orford, NH; Leo J. Conley, Jr., Belmont, MA; James P. and Gail Conley, Franklin, MA; and Jean C. and James Manoli, Natick, MA as well as a brother, Thomas D. Conley, of Clearwater FL. Leo also leaves fifteen grandchildren: Seamus, Claire, and Christopher Conley, Brendan and Kathleen Conley, Tyler and Eric Perry, Sarah, Lindsey and Julie Conley, Grace, Erin and William Conley, Rachel and Peter Manoli and many nieces and nephews. He was pre- deceased by his parents and his siblings, Mark, John, Kathleen Ash, and Joseph. Mr. Conley was born and raised in Somerville MA to Michael and Josephine (Drew) Conley in 1924, the fourth of six children. He graduated from Boston Trade School as a welder; he worked on battleships at the Boston Naval Ship Yard. He was a decorated war veteran, serving in the US Army as a sergeant and earned the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his service in France during World War II. Mr. Conley graduated from Boston University 1951 and majored in Business; he met his future wife, Marjorie Hart while working at Allis Chalmers in Hartford CT. Mr. Conley later worked at PR Mallory and at CMW as a sales engineer in the metallurgy division. He raised his family in Belmont MA, where he was a communicant and a member of the parish council at St. Joseph's Church and a member of the Holy Name Society. He later retired to Little Compton RI and enjoyed boating/fishing and golfing before moving to Stuart FL, where he was an active member of the Monterey Yacht and Country Club community. He resided in Stuart for several years before moving north to Framingham to be with his family during the final months of his illness. He was honored in April 2011 by the French Foreign Legion as a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor. Also that year he was flown to Washington DC as part of the Honor Flight Program visiting all the World War II monuments. Mr. Conley will be fondly remembered as an avid golfer and Irish forty-five card player, a devout Catholic and a loving husband, father, and grand- father. Calling hours at the Brown and Hickey Funeral Home Belmont MA will be on Friday, Feb. 1 from 4 - 8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Joseph's Church on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 10:30 am. Burial arrangements will be private. Mr. Conley will be laid to rest at the National Cemetery in Bourne MA. Donations in his memory may be made to the Fisher House Foundation. http://www. fisher house.org. Late U. S. Army Veteran W.W.II On line guest book at www.brownandhickey.com Paid Obituary
Published in the TC Palm on Feb. 1, 2013