Thomas P. Leary, 66, An 18-month resident of Melrose, formerly of Somerville where he lived for most of his life, died on June 25, 2014. Thomas was the beloved husband of Nancy (Maguire) Leary and the loving father of Colleen Whelan and her husband Robert. He was the grandfather of Brandon and the brother of Barbara Doherty, William, Mark and Edward Leary, Caroline Paradiso and the late John Leary. Thomas is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends attended Calling Hours at the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq) in Somerville on Friday, June 27, 2014, from 4-8 p.m. A Funeral Mass was held in St. Clement Church, 71 Warner St. in Medford on Saturday morning, June 28, at 10 a.m. Interment was private. Prior to his retirement in August, 2013, Thomas worked for Bemis Associates for 25 years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Thomass memory to the St. Francis House, 39 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116.
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Published in The Somerville Journal from June 28 to July 5, 2014