PAUL J. O’LEARY

May 29, 2024

PAUL J. O’LEARY
U.S. Veteran

US ARMY

Korean Conflict

PAUL J. O’LEARY– of Woburn, died peacefully, May 29th, with his family by his side, at the age of ninety-three. Beloved husband of the late Theresa L. (Marino) O’Leary. Loving father of Paul T. O’Leary, his companion Heather Weinberg of Beverly, Peter J. O’Leary, his wife Mary of Milton, and Stephen O’Leary, his wife Sarah of Woburn. Dear brother-in-law of Jon Marino. Cherished grandfather of Caroline, Patrick, and Samuel. Dear brother of the late Jack O’Leary.  A Funeral will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on MONDAY, June 3rd, at 10:30 a.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to pay their respects prior to the service from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Burial and military honors to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sawtelle Family Hospice House via Beth Israel Lahey Health at Home.

PAUL J. O’LEARY– of Woburn, died peacefully, May 29th at the age of 93 after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of the late Theresa L. (Marino) O’Leary of whom he was married to for 41 years.

 Born and raised in Somerville, Paul was a son of the late Patrick and Mary (Sullivan) O’Leary. He was a graduate of both Boston College High and Boston College. After college, Paul was drafted into the US Army for the Korean conflict and served stateside until his honorable discharge.  After his service he worked for many years with the U.S. Postal Service in Belmont and later at Lincoln Laboratory in security.

 He was a longtime member of St. Barbara Church and sang in the church choir for many years. Paul was a big fan of all the Boston sports teams until the end and enjoyed jazz music and golf. He was a teller of many jokes, often bad ones, but that never stopped him.  Paul was also involved in his son’s activities, helping to coach basketball, and attending the various games and events.

 He is survived by his three sons, Paul O’Leary, his companion Heather of Beverly, Peter O’Leary, his wife Mary of Milton, and Stephen O’Leary, his wife Sarah of Woburn. Dear brother in-law of Jon Marino. Beloved “Pops” to his grandchildren Caroline, Patrick, and Samuel. Predeceased by his brother Jack O’Leary and his favorite dog, Silky.

 Paul’s family would like to thank the staff at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House and Benchmark of Woburn for all the care they provided him.

 A Funeral will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on MONDAY, June 3rd, at 10:30 a.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to pay their respects prior to the service from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Burial and military honors to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sawtelle Family Hospice House via Beth Israel Lahey Health at Home.

A Funeral will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on MONDAY, June 3rd, at 10:30 a.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to pay their respects prior to the service from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Burial and military honors to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sawtelle Family Hospice House via Beth Israel Lahey Health at Home.

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  1. Todd and Faun

    Paul, Peter and Steven we send our condolences and deepest sympathy for the loss of your Dad.
    May he rest in peace.

  2. Jerome Jjooga

    I thank God for bringing Paul into my life. It feels like our paths were destined to cross, given how much we had in common. We both worked for the post office and the military, and eventually, I joined Hanscom Air Force Base, where Paul worked until his retirement.

    I am deeply honored to have been among those with whom he shared his experiences, humor, and, most importantly, his principles of discipline and the wisdom that accompanied them.

    Today, we celebrate his life and cherish all the priceless moments we will remember forever. I am certain the angels are enjoying his jokes now.

    May the good Lord give his family the strength to endure this tough time and may he rest in eternal peace.

  3. Leigh Doan Drapeau

    Paul, Peter and Stephen – My deepest condolences to all of you. The one thing we all had growing up on Marlboro Rd was the best role models any of us “adults” could ask for. We were blessed as a group to have such a place to call home. Your father was the one who always contributed the dry humor and the Red Sox stats to the party! I’ll never forget he was my first phone call the morning after the 2004 World Series. Lisa and I will always be grateful for the love we received from our Godparents on either side of # 27. Know that he is now up there keeping your Mom company again at the kitchen table :-), Sending love, Leigh

  4. Maureen and John Vallis

    We knew Paul and Theresa from St Barbara’s and Marlboro Rd which is where John grew up.
    A wonderful, friendly, kind couple. Salt of the earth.

  5. Deacon Ed Giordano

    For the repose of the the soul of Paul J. O’Leary and for the comfort and consolation of his loved ones, we pray to the Lord. Rest in peace, my friend.

  6. Mary Jo Chase

    I was one of Paul’s home care ladies from home instead. I would watch Mass with Paul on Sunday mornings. Funny guy, always had a joke for me…..rest in peace Paul……Mary Jo

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