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John J. "Jack" Leary

Obituary for John J. "Jack" Leary

February 15, 1946 - May 19, 2019
Bedford, New Hampshire | Age 73


John J. "Jack" Leary, 73, of Bedford, died May 19th, 2019 at the Elliot Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Brooklyn, NY on February 15, 1946, he was the son of John J. Leary and Dolores (Wood) Solomine. He was educated in Brooklyn schools and earned his MBA at Southern NH University.
He served in the US Air Force.
He traveled the world in his capacity of International Sales Manager for MA/COM and Tyco International. At the time of his death he was the Chief Financial Officer for KW Management in Nashua.
He had a strong faith and he and his wife were longtime active communicants and Eucharistic Ministers at St. Elizabeth Seton Church in Bedford.
Above all else, he will be remembered as a devoted husband, father and grandfather who cherished time spent with family. He was truly a renaissance man and loved creating beauty with his golden hands. He was skilled in cabinet making, pottery, gardening, leather carving and sewing. He cared for and loved watching his birds and was master to his German Shepherd, Kaiser.
Family members include his wife and best friend of 52 years, Barbara (Sgambati) Leary of Bedford; three sons, John Leary and wife Brooke of Bedford, Patrick Leary of NYC and Matthew Leary and wife Robyn Wiggin of Bedford, and daughter Suzanne Johnson and husband Craig of Bedford; he was devoted to and loved to teach his grandchildren, Joshua and Joseph Leary, Samuel, his first mate and fishing partner and Livia Johnson, step-granddaughters Angela and Johanna Celli and Madison and Kate Goedecke.
A memorial Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Friday, May 24, 2019 in St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Meetinghouse Road, Bedford.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Jack's memory may be made to the Animal Rescue League of NH, 545 Route 101, Bedford, NH 03110.
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