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Ellen M. (Geagan) Leahy

December 1, 2023

Ellen Leahy Obituary

Ellen Marie (Geagan) Leahy, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 1, after a brief illness. Born in Charlestown in 1931, Ellen was the daughter of John and Catherine Geagan. She was raised and educated in Charlestown, graduating from Charlestown High School with the Class of 1948. In 1951, she married her sweetheart, John Joseph Leahy. The two first lived in Charlestown, before spending many years in Somerville and then settling down in Malden where they raised their family. The two shared close to 50 Years of marriage before John’s passing in 1998. In addition to being a housewife and mother, she also worked in data entry at Bunker Hill Community College for two decades. In retirement, Ellen volunteered her time with the Quincy Teen Mothers Program and Cerebral Palsy of the South Shore. She enjoyed traveling, was an avid bowler, and liked to cross stitch, but spending time with family was her favorite pastime.
She is survived by her five children, Janice L. Walsh and her husband, Tom Walsh of Braintree; James J. Leahy of Reading; Cathy Doucet and her husband, Stephen Doucet of Stoneham; Carol M. Leahy of Melrose; and Mary Gross and her husband, Chris Gross of West Tisbury; her sister, Bonnie McDonald of Stoneham; her 11 grandchildren, Gregory, Katie, Gillian, Matthew, Kevin, Susan, Sean, Andy, Ryan, Nicholas, and Olivia; and her 9 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Ellen was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, John, and her brother, John (“Jack”) Geagan.
Funeral services will be held at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden on Saturday, December 9, at 11 AM. Interment to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, December 8, from 3 – 7 pm and Saturday, December 9, from 10-11 am.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the SHARE Foundation, C/O https://thesharefoundation.org

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