OBITUARY

Charles Peter Leary

July 30, 1935July 23, 2019

Charles Peter Leary, age 83 of Somerset passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Charles was predeceased by his wife, Mary E. Leary, to whom he had been married for 42 years. He was born in Fall River to Daniel F. Leary and Ann Reagan Leary.

Mr. Leary was a graduate of Durfee High School class of 1953 and then graduated from Providence College in 1957. He also held a Masters degree from Bridgewater State University. He was well thought of by his peers and made many friends throughout his thirty nine year career at Somerset High School.

Surviving are three children Julia A. Mignacca of Ivyland, PA, Matthew C. Leary and his wife Heather, of Somerset and Jeffrey T. Leary and his wife Filomena, of Westport. Brother Peter E. Leary and his wife Irene, of Jamestown. Loving grandfather of Richard C., Peter D., and Philip M. Mignacca, Myles D., Devan J., Quinlan C., Madison M., Mackenzie M., and Jaiden M. Leary.

Mr. Leary was also the father of the late Mark D. Leary and brother of the late Daniel F. Leary.

Mr. Leary’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Kimwell Nursing and Rehabilitation for their excellent care and compassion.

Funeral arrangements were private at the request of the deceased. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to, Somerset Scholarship Foundation Fund, C/O Kim Heard at the Community Foundation of South Eastern Massachusetts, 128 Union Street, Suite 403, New Bedford, MA 02740.

  • FAMILY

  • The late Mary E. Leary, Wife
  • The late Daniel E. Leary and Ann Reagan Leary, Parents
  • Julia A. Mignacca, Daughter
  • Matthew C. Leary and his wife Heather, Son
  • Jeffrey T. Leary and his wife Filomena, Son
  • Peter E. Leary and his wife Irene, Brother
  • Nine grandchildren; Richard C., Peter D. and Philip M. Mignacca, Myles D., Devan J., Quinlan C., Madison M., Mackenzie M., and Jaiden M. Leary.

    Father of the late Mark D. Leary and brother of the late Daniel F. Leary.
  • DONATIONS

  • Somerset Scholarship Foundation Fund

Services

  • Funeral and Burial Private

Memories

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Peter Leary

July 30, 2019

Happy Birthday Uncle..I miss you!

Love,

Peter

Jayne Fingliss MacDonald

July 29, 2019

Condolences go out to the Leary family. My family and the Leary's were very close, and Chuck and Mary were my parents' best friends (Joe and Muriel Fingliss). I have many fond memories of parties, Baker's Beach, SHS, babysitting the Leary kids, and lots of laughter. We called him "Uncle Chuck" and he brought so many smiles to so many. He will be missed dearly.

John and Janet Wright

July 29, 2019

Our deepest sympathy to the Leary family for the loss of your father and grandfather. We have known the Leary family for years as Chuck worked with my husband in the Somerset school system and I worked with his wife Mary at Charlton. His wife Mary also knew my Dad As her brother Tom worked with my Dad many years ago. We would often run into the Leary’s at Bakers beach. My husband also knew the boys Mark, Matt, and Jeff. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Alice Velozo

July 28, 2019

I was Mr. Leary’s hairstylist for 33 years. Mr. Leary was a great man. He loved his wife Mary more than anything and missed her so much. He was so grateful to have his two sons Matthew, and Jeffery, they both took such good care of him. And he appreciated that more than they know. He loved his family so much. He loved his chow mein sandwiches, his sweets, the beach, and liked going to the casino. I, my husband Mark, and the girls at my salon, would like to send prayers and our condolences to his family. I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Leary will be greatly missed.