Mary Anne Leary, 81, died Nov. 15, 2012, in Stuart. She was born in Tea-neck, N.J., and moved to Stuart in 1975. She graduated from Teaneck High School and attended Lasell Junior College, where she majored in design and architecture, before attending Berkeley Secretarial School in New York. She was an active community volunteer for local programs promoting literacy. She is survived by children, Mary Anne Rosen, Patricia Peerman, Maureen Rigg, Cathleen Blackmon, Colleen Jochem, Arthur Leary III and Thomas Leary; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Col. Arthur John Leary Jr. in 1982; and by her son, Kevin, who died Nov. 14. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Kane Center Adult Day Club, www.kanecenter.org. Services: A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Nov. 21 at Forest Hills Funeral Home, 2001 S.W. Murphy Road, Palm City. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery, where her husband is interred. A guest book is available at www.ForestHillsFunerals.com.
Published in the TC Palm on Nov. 19, 2012