The Obit For John O'Leary

John J. O'Leary

Published in The Enterprise from 1/4/2009 - 1/5/2009


CARVER John J. O'Leary, of Carver, age 81, died Friday Jan. 2, 2009, in Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center, in Brockton. John was born raised and educated in Bridgewater, graduating from Bridgewater High School.

He was a son of the late Doris C. (Stubbert) and Christopher O'Leary. He spent the past two years living in Carver, coming from Stillwater, Pa.

Mr. O'Leary signed a pro-baseball contract with the Boston Braves in 1944 and was also a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. John was a letter carrier in Bridgewater for 39 years, retiring in 1982.

He was the husband of the late Alice J. (Laird) O'Leary; father of Ann M. Gerald and her husband Stephen of West Bridgewater, Kathleen Koslowsky and her husband Edward of Carver and Michael O'Leary and his wife Cheryl of Bridgewater; grandfather of Brian Borgatti, Julie Koslowsky, Kristin Bergeron and her husband Mark, Ted Koslowsky of West Roxbury, Stevie Gerald of West Bridgewater, Christopher O'Leary and Caitlyn O'Leary of Bridgewater; father of the late Mary Ellen Borgatti and brother of the late Arthur and Christopher O'Leary.

Funeral from the Prophett-Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 98 Bedford St. (Rte. 18), Bridgewater, Tuesday, at 8:15 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Center Street, Bridgewater, at 9 a.m. Visiting hours Monday, 4-8 p.m.

Interment in St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery. Prophett-Chapman Cole & Gleason 508-697-4332.