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Marie E. Leary

July 20, 1930 ~ November 5, 2017 (age 87)

BLACK RIVER, NY- Marie Constance Leary, 87, died on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the Samaritan Medical Center.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cleveland Funeral Home Inc. of Watertown, NY.

She was born to Ross B. Edus and Ruth (Constance) Edus in Rosiere, NY on July 20, 1930.

She graduated from Cape Vincent Central School in June 1949 earning 1/5th of a point shy of being the salutatorian.

Marie was employed by Jefferson Department of Social Services for 26 years, first at DSS Accounting Department and later at the Validation-Fraud Unit.

She is survived by her husband Eugene C. Leary. They were married in Laurel, Maryland at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on October 21, 1965.

She is also survived by two sons; Daniel M. Leary (Holly), Champion, NY, and Matthew R. Leary (Tina), Calcium, NY, a daughter, Rebecca A. Best (Brian), Black River, NY, two grandchildren; Madison and Bryce Leary, Champion, NY. Her brother, Lawrence Edus (Jeannette), Three Mile Bay, NY, a sister, Dolores A. Edus- Lawton (Bertha), Canada, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 11AM at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Black River, NY with a burial at the Black River Cemetery immediately following. There will be a reception at the Black River American Legion Post 673.

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 Service Information

Funeral Service
November 9, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Paul's Catholic Church
208 Leray Street
Black River, NY 13612

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