John O'Leary

Obituary of John O'Leary

John F. O'Leary

June 18, 1933 - April 1, 2017

Fort Pierce, FL formerly of Blooming Grove, NY

John F. O'Leary passed away on April 1, 2017 at Lawnwood Medical Center in Fort Pierce, FL. Son of the late John O'Leary and Anna (Flynn) O'Leary, he was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 18, 1933. John was a Veteran of Korean Conflict and was a retired Switchman with NYNEX (Verizon). He was a member of Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Lourdes Council #5890, Washingtonville, NY, Msgr. William G. Foley Assembly 0771, Monroe, NY., Ancient Order of Hibernians, Monroe, NY, BPOE Lodge #1520, Fort Pierce, FL, and a Coach for Washingtonville Little League. John loved time he spent with family and friends. He loved to sing, play ball and to walk proudly down 5th Avenue in St. Patrick's Day parade. "His laughter will be missed".

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Margaret Monahan O'Leary, sons: John O'Leary and Deborah Jones of Wappinger Falls, NY., James O'Leary and wife Jeanine of Campbell Hall, NY., daughter, Christine Schildkraut and husband Laurance of Myrtle Beach, SC; grandchildren: John, Ashley, Katherine, Ryan, Bryna and Kaley; brothers: Michael O'Leary and wife Margaret of Columbus, NJ, Daniel O'Leary of Brooklyn, NY; sisters: Claire Greene of Albany, NY and Noreen Kidney of West Islip, NY., and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters Anne Doran and Doris Mendez and by in-laws: Charles Mendez, Michael Kidney, Ronald Greene and Elizabeth O'Leary.

Memorial Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 18th at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe, NY. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. on Friday May 19th at St. Anastasia Shrine Church, 21 N. Main Street, Harriman, NY. Interment will follow in St. Anastasia Cemetery, Harriman, NY.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation. Donations can be made by mailing a check to 12902 Magnolia Drive, MCB-FOUND, Tampa, FL 33612, by calling 1-800-456-3434 or online at www.moffitt.org/giving. Please note that the donation is being made in memory of John O'Leary.