Joseph R. Leahey, 83, of Lenox died Thursday, Sept. 28 at his home.
Joe was born April 3, 1934, in Lee to the late Thomas C. and Mary Malloy Leahey. Joe graduated from St. Mary’s School and was a 1952 graduate of Lee High School. After high school Joe worked for May Engineering before enlisting in the United States Army. He was honorably discharged Aug. 8, 195,8 with the rank of PFC. Mr. Leahey worked for the town of Lee in the water department and was self-employed as an auto mechanic. He could always be found around the family farm working on things; he loved being there. His wife, the former Frances T. Martin, predeceased him Oct. 22, 1991. They were married Oct. 19, 1968, at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Lenox Dale.
Joe is survived by his four siblings Thomas M. Leahey and wife Ruth of Whately; and Elizabeth M. Leahey, Maurice J. Leahey and wife Mary, and James M. Leahey and wife Jane, all of Lee. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and wife, he was predeceased by a brother, Michael J. Leahey.
A calling hour for Mr. Joseph R. Leahey of Lenox, who died Sept. 28, will be Sunday, Oct. 1, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the ROCHE FUNERAL HOME. The funeral will be Monday, Oct. 2, at 8:30 a.m. from the funeral home followed by a Liturgy of Christian burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, celebrated by Monsignor John Bonzagni. Burial will follow in St. Ann’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Mary’s School in care of the funeral home, 120 Main St., Lenox, MA 01240. To share memories and stories, visit www.rochefuneralhome.com.