Marie A. Leary

Born: Sun., Sep. 26, 1943
Died: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017


Memorial Service

Location: Emmanuel Lutheran Church


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Marie Anne Leary, age 74, a resident of Pasadena for 50 years, and previously of Linthicum, passed away at Baltimore Washington Medical Center on December 20, 2017 after a three day illness.

She was born on September 26, 1943, in Baltimore, to the late Eunice and J. O. Morris. A graduate of Brooklyn Park High School, class of 1961, she was a member of the Red Hat Society “Queen Mum”; and the Just Country Dance Club. During her free time she enjoyed crafts, sewing, embroidery, customized clothing, handmade decals and heat press, traveling, and entertaining her family and friends.

Marie is survived by her beloved husband of 55 years: Edward M. Leary, Jr.; her two devoted sons: E. Michael Leary of Florida and Kevin Leary of Maryland; her loving daughter Debbie Leary Oltman, of Maryland; her four granddaughters: Megan and Shelby Leary, of Florida, Heather Leary, and Kelsey Oltman Brown, of Maryland; and her five grandsons: Danny and Patrick Oltman, and Kyle Leary, all of Maryland, and E. Michael Leary, IV and Ethan Leary, of Florida.

Family requests friends attend a memorial service at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at 1 PM. Feel free to express your condolences below as well.

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Terri Alfinito Warrington
   Posted Fri December 22, 2017
Sending my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. I was lucky enough to run into Mrs Marie several times over the past 4 months. She was so kind to me the last time I saw her as it was after my mom had just passed away. Her kind words and her smile just helped lift my spirits that day.
Mrs Marie you were a beautiful soul and our loss is heavens gain.
May she Rest In Peace and prayers to Mr Ed and your entire family.

John & Toni Dixon
   Posted Sat December 23, 2017
We're very sorry for your loss and we're here for anything that your family needs during this difficult time.

Debbie LeBon
   Posted Sat December 23, 2017
To the beloved family of Marie. There are no words to express how sorry I am for your loss. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Marie was just an awesome woman and I know she will be missed by you all, forever.

Dorothy Snyder
   Posted Sat December 23, 2017
We are so sorry for your families loss. Mrs. Marie was a wonderful person, she helped when ever she could. Made special patches for our Troop 773 and was always available to talk if you needed to. She will be truly missed, but never forgotten.

Donna Kohlhafer
   Posted Tue December 26, 2017
I just sat at Gem's talking to your Mom three weeks ago and she went and got her iPad to show me everyone's picture and bring me up to date on everyone. We are shocked and saddened by this news. Marie was a fun lady that loved to laugh and she loved her family with the fierceness of a Momma Lion....please know we thought the world of her. Peace be with you.

Charlotte Caswell
   Posted Wed December 27, 2017
Marie has been my dear friend for so many years, I met her at a craft show, I bought A boy and girl ragger dolls from her, I still love them,
She had a heart so big for all of her friends and for sure her hubby and family
We will miss her, but what wonderful memories we all have

Linda and Larry McCabe
   Posted Sun December 31, 2017
Marie was a loving person who never hesitated to share her time and love. She changed the lives of many people thru her kindness and charity. Let us all remember her legacy of love.

Donald W. Keefer
   Posted Wed January 03, 2018
Marie was an exceptional person. She personified the very best traits of human nature. When my Daughter Terry died, and my late wife , Muriel and I attended her memorial service, Marie and Ed took complete care of preparing our home, and the food for the reception. They did the same when my wife passed away, and I and my family attended the funeral. Marie and Ed never waited to be asked, they just saw a need and took care of it.
My present wife is Jewish, and the Jewish have a term for people like Marie and Ed. They are "mensches" meaning good people, the very best. My wife Mal immediately liked Marie when they met, and we prayed for her throughout her battle with cancer. We wished we could have socialized more than we were able, which bears out the saying "Live each day as though it will be your last." Spend as much time as possible with loved ones, for you nay not get the opportunity again. We will miss Marie and we offer our sincere condolences to Ed and the entire Leary family.

Carolyn Bollino
   Posted Fri January 05, 2018
I first met Marie probably in late 1960's when our oldest sons were playing Little League baseball for Riviera Beach. I remember an instant friendship while we watched countless games and our "Debbie's" played around us. My late husband Chris and Ed became fast friends also. What fun we had going to dances at Earleigh Heights and the surrounding places who had fundraisers. Marie made many long dresses for me when they were in style and did lots of alterations as well. I miss those good old days when we would talk, laugh and dance the night away. She and Ed were the best. I have only great memories of times spent together. Marie was" one in a million". My deepest sympathies dear Ed, children and grandchildren. You are fortunate to have loved and been loved by such an extraordinary woman. I prayed that the Lord Jesus would welcome Her into His Kingdom and I am sure He has. May the Holy Spirit hold you and give you Peace no matter how long it takes. Love and Prayers, Carolyn Bollino and Family

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