Reverend Raymond J. O'Leary
January 26, 1933 – October 9, 2019
Reverend Raymond J. O'Leary, age 86, of Daytona Beach, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Raymond was born January 26, 1933, in Australia.
Rev. Ray was ordained on June 30, 1962, in Brisbane, Australia. In 1984, Father Ray was loaned to the Diocese of Orlando; his first assignment was St. Joseph Church in Lakeland. He was assigned to Our Lady of Hope Parish on June 30, 1989. He retired from Our Lady of Hope on July 1, 2008, where he continued to serve as Pastor Emeritus. A Vigil Prayer Service for Father Ray will be held 7:00 pm Thursday, October 17, 2019, Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, 4675 S. Clyde Morris Blvd, Port Orange, FL. A Mass of Resurrection will be 10:30 am Friday October 18, 2019, at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, 4675 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange, FL, with reception in the church hall following the mass. An interment in the clergy cemetery will follow at 3 pm in San Pedro Retreat Center Cemetery, 2400 Dike Rd, Winter Park, FL 32792-8104.
Father Ray's nephew, Monsignor Peter Meneely, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Brisbane, Australia, will be the Presider of the Mass of Resurrection. Father Ray is survived by his sister Kathleen Humphreys, her husband Brian and several other nieces and nephews.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.VolusiaMemorialFuneral.com for the O'Leary family.
- Prayer Vigil Thursday, October 17, 2019
- Mass of Resurrection Friday, October 18, 2019
- Committal Service Friday, October 18, 2019
Reverend Raymond J. O'Leary
October 21, 2019
I am very saddened to hear of Fr. Ray's passing. He was the pastor of our church for as far back as I remember. He was there during my confirmation, presided over my wedding, and my daughter's baptism as well as blessing my grandfathers ashes when passed away.
He was always so nice, pleasant and comforting to everyone around him. He will sorely be missed by his faithful but I know he is at peace and is watching over his flock from heaven. Thank you Fr. Ray, and may you rest in the place that you have made in your Father's House.
Doug & Joan (Riccio) Wiedman
October 13, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with the O'Leary family. Thank you for sharing Fr. Ray with us here in the USA. He was a great priest and a good leader. He will be missed.
Eileen and Artie Gauck
October 12, 2019
I remember hearing Fr. Ray singing in the sacristy sometimes and if you asked him how he was, he would always answer, "not bad for an old guy".
He said some very comforting words to me one morning after Mass when I was explaining to him about my disabled children. I will always remember
how upbeat he was. Always with a smile. It was our pleasure to have known you, Fr. Ray. He has been so missed at our church and now he will be with the Lord and his family. God Bless You Father Ray
Eileen and Artie