Marie E. Leary, 91, of Carlisle, passed away
on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at Claremont Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Carlisle. She was born on Saturday, March 15,
1919, in Linwood, a daughter of the late Winifred (Cranston) Kohr and the widow of William J. Leary, who died in 1981.
Marie was a 1936 graduate of Immaculate Heart
Commercial in Chester. She was a homemaker and a former housekeeper at the Resurrection Church Rectory in Chester. She was
a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Carlisle, the Sodality at Resurrection Church, Salvation Army Senior Center, Carlisle
and a past member of the Girl Scout Leader Group.
She is survived by daughters; Marie E. (and her
husband, Larry) Carey of Carlisle, Carole A. (and her husband, William) Burns of Cedar Rapids, IA, Marguerite W. (and her
husband, Joseph) Kupprion of Wallingford and Anne M. (and her husband, Steven) Alberts of Grovetown, GA, sister, Winifred
Kohr McQuilkin of Harrisburg, 11 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 4 step great-grandchildren,
1 great-great-grandson and many nieces and nephews. Marie was predeceased by brother, Thomas Kohr, her uncle and aunt; Murtha
and Ellen Leary, who raised Marie after her mother died at an early age and by her three cousins who were raised with Marie;
Eileen Leary Cummings, Mildred Leary Folmsbee and Margaret "Peg" Leary Baldwin.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on
Saturday, March 19, 2011, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 85 Marsh Dr., Carlisle. Rev. William C. Forrey will officiate. Visitation
will be held from 9:30 until time of the services at the church. Burial will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 21, 2011, in SS.
Peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central
PA, 98 S. Enola Dr., Enola, PA 17025-1000. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of the arrangements.
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Mother, we loved you very much and always tried to do
the right things. You were a great grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.
We will miss you every day.
I hope you were proud of us.
Love, Marie and Larry and family
I am sorry to learn of your mom passing, Anne.
I saw it in the local Daily Times and just wanted to drop you a line and let you know I am thinking of you and Steve.
May your wonderful memories of your mom give you comfort.
Kathy Lewis (maiden name Lowthert)
I'm sorry to hear about your Mom Marie.
I know you always did the right things for her.
& Karen Carroll
Marie was awonderful Lady I was honored to have known
her, my condolences to the Family, especialy daughter Marie, who I was able to meet in the Nursing Home.
Hope you had a wonderful Birthday in Heaven with lots
of cake. I was priviledged to get to share so many good memories with you. Now that I am a grandmother, I know how much
you loved me, as I have learned that thru your great-great grandson Kai and how much I love him. I am so glad you got the
chance to take him for rides in your wheelchair! I love you Nana!
Dear Mother, Nana:
How painful it is that you are gone but we know you
are in Heaven now enveloped in the love of our Lord and embraced in His light, and giggling away while eating the best chocolate
ever! You showed amazing dignity, strength and endurance throughout your life - what a beautiful lady. As we grew older,
moved away, distance kept us apart but you were always close in our hearts. No matter the miles,it made the times when we
were together all that more cherished.
Anne, Steve, Brendan and Brian
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