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Mary B. Leen

Toms River

Mary Louise Leen, nee Barrett, of Toms River passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 25, 2017 after a brief illness.

Mary graduated from Misericordia College, in Dallas, PA with a Bachelor Degree in Music. After graduating, Mary came to Toms River in the early 1950s to accept a teaching position at Saint Joseph Catholic School as the music teacher. She met her husband, James F. Leen, shortly thereafter. Mary obtained her Master Degree from Monmouth University and went on to work towards her Doctorate by commuting to Temple University, all while working full time and raising her family. In June of 1992, she retired from the Dover Township Board of Education. After retirement, she continued to pursue her love for music. Mary was also a private piano teacher from the time of her marriage into her retirement. She was a communicant of Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Toms River where she was also a member of the Rosary Altar Society.

Mary was predeceased by her parents, Leo and Margaret Barrett, daughter, Mary de Chantal and her brother, John Barrett. She is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, James F., and sons, James F., of West Palm Beach, FL., and Joseph A., of Toms River and daughter, Mary Maigread Brigham and her husband Michael J. of Annapolis, MD.

On Earth we're born, in Heaven we'll rest; God Bless our Mary, She was always the best.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 6 from 2-4pm & 7-9pm at "The Family Owned" Carmona-Bolen Home for Funerals, 412 Main Street, Toms River. A funeral liturgy will be held, 11:00am on Thursday at Saint Joseph RC Church, Toms River. Burial will follow at Saint Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mary's name to Saint Joseph RC Church, 685 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753. Condolences can be sent to carmonabolenfh.com
Published in Asbury Park Press from June 1 to June 4, 2017
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