Betty Ann Leary
Betty A. Leary, 88, formerly of Chelmsford, MA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 surrounded by her family at Mary Immaculate Nursing and Restorative Center in Lawrence, MA.
She was married to the late John F. Leary for 58 years.
Born in Orange, NJ on May 13, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Winthrop J. and Anna Grace Colson. Betty was raised in Winthrop MA and graduated from Winthrop High School with the class of 1947.
A resident of Chelmsford from 1962, she stayed at home to raise her 5 children. Later in life she worked for Filenes Department Store and The New England Insurance Company, retiring in 1992. Betty was an avid golfer and tennis player. You could find her playing golf at Chelmsford Country Club on Tuesday afternoon with her friends and playing tennis in Tewksbury at Trull Brook. She enjoyed flying with her husband John, going to the theatre and traveling; some of her favorite trips were to Bermuda, Italy, Paris and London. Later in life she took up painting and her creative art hangs in the homes of all her children. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family, whether vacationing in Ocean Park Maine or on Lake Winnipesaukee she was always up for an adventure. She was a selfless wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church where she was on the Social Committee.
Betty is survived by her sister, Nancy Pullo of Overland Park, KS, two sons and two daughters-in-law, Frank and Carri Leary of West Bloomfield, MI, Jack and Lisa Leary of Chelmsford, MA; two daughters and a son-in-law, Janice Loughman and Jennifer and Paul Silverman, ten grandchildren, Christine, Daniel, Meghan, Erin, Kathryn, John III, Colson, Taylor, Nicole and Lauren; eight great grandchildren, Ryan, Grace, Kelsie, Addison, Emma, Jeffrey, James, Kinsley with more to come.
She was the mother of the late Mark Leary, who died in September of 2010.
Visiting hours will be Fri., Oct. 12th 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Sat. at 10:00am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11:00am at St. Mary Church, 25 North Rd., Chelmsford, MA 01824. Burial in the Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in Betty's memory to the Alzheimer Unit at The Mary Immaculate Nursing and Restorative Center, 171 Lawrence Street Lawrence, MA 01841. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com