Grace P. (Merrigan) Leary, 84

Oct 11, 2021

Grace P. (Merrigan) Leary, 84, of Onset, died Oct. 9, 2021, in Sippican Healthcare Center, Marion. She was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Gibbons) Merrigan.

She was born in Boston and lived in Brockton before moving to Onset. She graduated from Cathedral High School in Boston and attended Bridgewater State College.

Ms. Leary worked as a social worker in the Department of Social Services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for many years before retiring.

She enjoyed family, friends, puzzles and knitting.

Survivors include a son, Edward Leary of Onset; 4 daughters, Patricia M. Forsstrom and her husband Paul of Carolina Shores, NC, Margaret Goodman and her husband Steven of Carver, Kathleen Gidley and her husband Robert of Middleboro and Sheila Bunnell of Taunton; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; many cousins. She was the sister of the late Richard Merrigan.

Visiting hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at Chapman Funerals & Cremations, Wareham, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham. 

Her funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Wareham.

Donations in her memory may be made to 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. 

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