OBITUARY

Margaret G. Leary

March 4, 1945December 6, 2018

Uncasville-Margaret G. Leary, age 73, of Uncasville and Palm Harbor, Florida, passed away on December 6, 2018. She was born on March 4, 1945 in Hastings, Nebraska to the late Albert and Harriette (Noyes) Bishop. Margaret grew up in White Bear Lake, Minnesota where she graduated from High School. She went on to attend the University of Minnesota and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Central Connecticut State University. She retired from the State of Connecticut as a supervisor of support services after 26 years. Margaret was a voracious reader who also enjoyed traveling the world, going to the gym, the beach, lighthouses and photography. She was a recently published author of the romantic suspense novel Dead Roses. Margaret was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many. She leaves behind her husband Philip Leary of Uncasville, her son Nicholas Tamburrino and his wife Robin of Griswold, her cherished grandchildren Alexandra and Dominic Tamburrino, a sister Mary Zastrow and her husband Tim of Minnesota, a sister Carol Nelson and her husband Bob of Arizona along with several nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind dear friends Sam Mello of Moosup, Paula Gendreau of Montville, and Anita Pothier of Colchester. She is predeceased by a sister Alberta Bishop. After fighting pancreatic cancer for three years she was known as the “patient that defies logic”. The family wishes to extend special gratitude to Dr. Jason Haldas and the staff at the Smilow Cancer Center in Waterford. Family and friends may visit Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen, 53 Norwich New London Tpke, Uncasville on Monday Dec. 17th from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at which time there will be a celebration of Margaret’s life. An alternative to flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave. Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Please visit www.montvillefuneralhome.com to leave an online condolence for the Leary family.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, December 17, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Monday, December 17, 2018
REMEMBERING

Margaret G. Leary

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dennis riley

December 17, 2018

Phil--I extend condolences on your loss...I remember your wife as a conscientious and kind worker in the state social services division when I was in the court system...I will remember her in my prayers...

Annette Tamburrino & family

December 17, 2018

Dear Nick, Robin, Alex, Dominic and Phil,

I'll never forget how we were able to surprise my Mom with her most favorite, closest-to-her-heart grouping of family and friends on her 70th birthday. I called Aunt Margie and she excitedly said that she'd attend. She lit up the room as normal and our night became just perfect.
We so wish that she left this earth not having had even one day of suffering, though her legacy will continue in contributing towards the health of others by creating awareness in support of Pancreatic Cancer Research through the sales of her book.
Please know our thoughts and our children's thoughts are with you today especially. The life in front of you is going to be different, there is no doubt. She was absolutely vibrant and loved you all immensely. Let each characteristic that you have taken from her Shine. Let that settle into your hearts and minds although you may have already, because she taught that.

Sincerely,

Cousin Annette Tamburrino and family~

Cathy Wakefield

December 16, 2018

Margaret was a part of my childhood and beyond as I grew up across the street. I was very saddened by this. My condolences to her family.

Bonnie Smiley Hoddy

December 14, 2018

Sitting here in FL, I was just reading my New London DAY, on line, and I gasped. I am so sorry to read of Marge's passing. While I never worked FOR her, I worked with her at the STATE. To me, she was just this happy ray of sunshine. Whenever I saw her, she was smiling, so beautiful, and just a positive person in a day to day, mostly negative, environment. I'm so sorry that she had to endure something so ugly as she was just the opposite. I will definitely be purchasing her book. Rest in glorious peace Beautiful Lady!!

Charles Sautter

December 13, 2018

Phil
Charles and I are deeply sorry to hear of Marge’s passing. She fought very hard. Hugs to you
Charlie and Karen Sautter

Jerry Luty

December 13, 2018

Phil, Kathy and I send our sincerest condolences on the passing of Marge. We always looked forward to seeing you both at the performances the grandchildren were in at Griswold school.

Jerry Luty & Kathy Cady
Palm Coast, Fl.

Georgeanna Meyer

December 12, 2018


My dear friend Marge who fought her battle with pancreatic cancer to the end. Marge was a determined person and had a love of life. She loved to travel with her husband Phil, loved to watch the horses race, loved to read, loved her time in their Florida home and most of all she loved to write. Finishing and publishing her book "Dead Roses" was a miracle. I read several of Marge's e-mails on "My Cancer Journey". I wish that she could have been able to publish it, as it would have helped so many people who are fighting cancer. Marge had a great love for her son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. Marge also had courage beyond what I could ever imagine. Her husband Phil as she put it, was her rock and he was. We both had something in common, we loved to talk. My last text message from Marge on December 2nd was (Florida is out of the question). That was when I knew and I cried. My thoughts and prayers go out to Phil and Marge's entire family. I will miss Marge so much.

Purchasing several of Marge's book "Dead Roses" as the proceeds go towards the research of Pancreatic Cancer. I think Marge would like this. Great idea for Christmas gifts for those who love to read.


John Nelson

December 12, 2018

Although I did not know Marge for a long time, she easily stood out as a remarkable woman. Marge showed courage, dignity, humor and concern for others while in the face of extreme adversity. What a wonderful spirit! I'm glad I got to know her, and extend my condolences to Phil and the rest of her family for their loss.

KATHY GILLIARD

December 11, 2018

MARGE WAS MY FIRST SUPERVISOR WHEN I STARTED WORKING FOR THE STATE OF CT CHILD SUPPORT UNIT IN 1988 AND REMAINED FRIENDS AFTER SHE LEFT THE STATE. SHE WAS VERY PROUD OF HER SON NICK, HIS WIFE AND TWO GRANDCHILDREN. SHE FELT LUCKY TO HAVE PHIL IN HER LIFE FOR ALL OF THESE YEARS AS HE WAS HER ROCK. SHE LOVED LIFE AND LOVED HER HOME IN FLORIDA. SHE WAS A FIGHTER AND WAS SO PROUD AND HAPPY WHEN HER BOOK "DEAD ROSES" WAS PUBLISHED. SHE ALSO WAS PROUD OF HER RACE HORSES. MAY THEY CONTINUE TO RACE FOR MARGE AS SHE WILL BE WATCHING FROM HEAVEN. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH HER FAMILY.

FROM THE FAMILY