Francis Thomas O'Leary

April 21, 1948November 13, 2021
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Francis "Frank" Thomas O'Leary, age 73, of Manalapan, New Jersey passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2021. He was born on April 21, 1948 in Jersey City, New Jersey to Timothy and Mary O'Leary.

A private funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 18th, 2021 at St. Mary’s Church in Middletown, NJ at 10:00am. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Iselin, NJ. The Funeral Mass will be live streamed at the following link:

Frank was born in Bayonne, NJ to Mary Selecki O’Leary and Timothy O’Leary on April 21, 1948. Growing up in Bayonne, he was surrounded by family and friends in a supportive community. At a young age, Frank began working for what was then Smith Barney and is now Citigroup and spent over 40 years in investment banking. Even after retirement, Frank spent much of his day researching the stock market and advising family and friends. Frank loved the beach, his boat and Atlantic City. Together, Bobbi and Frank created a blended family that was the focal point of their lives. Holidays and life events were shared and spent together, creating enduring bonds and special memories.

Frank enjoyed living in the Four Seasons development. He and Bobbi would often be found at the Four Seasons club house, partaking in one of many events held and organized by members of their thriving community.

Frank was preceded in death by his brother Kevin O'Leary as well as his parents.

Frank is survived by his wife Barbara "Bobbi" Cohen; son Thomas Michael O'Leary and his wife Amanda; daughter Melinda Ann Cano and her husband Marzio; step-daughter Dorian Sharon Kershner and her husband Gary; step-son Joel Efram Cohen and his wife Lauren Scheller; sister Denise O'Leary; granddaughter Cristiana Isabella Cano; grandson Liam Francis O'Leary; and grandson Declan George O'Leary, granddaughter Andie Reese Kershner; granddaughter Ryan Emerson Kershner; granddaughter Josephine Claire Cohen; granddaughter Iris James Cohen.

The period of mourning will be observed privately at the residence Frank shared with Bobbi. However, all are invited to gather on Sunday, November 21st between 2 and 5 pm outside on Frank & Bobbi's back deck. This gathering will include a Minyan (memorial prayer service) at 4 pm. Please wear a mask and only come if you are vaccinated.

The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the many caregivers who were graciously attentive to Frank; in particular, Monica Rojas and Martha Guzman.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hudson Milestones, 365-381 Clendenny Avenue Jersey City, New Jersey 07304 (

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Past Services

Thursday, November 18, 2021

The Funeral Mass and burial will be private, but guests are welcome to watch the livestream