SPENCER: Rhea A. (Bercume) Leahy, 78, formerly of Dale St., died Tuesday, January 16 in Overlook Masonic Health Center in Charlton. Her husband of 50 years, Daniel F. Leahy, Sr. died in 2014. She leaves her son Daniel F. Leahy and his fiance Nancy DiPilato of Brookfield, three daughters Doreen M. Brooks and her husband Mark of Spencer, Susan J. Mallette and her companion Scott Farmosa of New Braintree and Coleen R. May and her husband Bill of Rochdale, a sister Marilyn Rybak of Centerbrook, CT, nine grandchildren Ryan Brooks (Ashley), Nicole Berard (Kevin), Alyssa Fahey (Pat), Samantha Burgess (Chuck), Josh May (Brittany), Zach and Melanie May, Kayla and Michael Mallette, seven great grandchildren Garrett, Colton, Ayla, Morgan, Casey, Wyatt and Colten , her sister in law Sylvia Malone and several nieces, nephews, cousins and her three best friends Nancy, Claire and Marie. She is predeceased by a granddaughter Kaitlyn Mallette. Rhea was born in Spencer daughter of Marshall and Rose (Frigon) Bercume. She worked at the DQ in Spencer then at Norton Co. in Worcester for many years retiring in 1995. She graduated from David Prouty in 1957. She enjoyed vacationing, shopping and spending time with her family. She loved summers at Old Orchard Beach, ME.
Her funeral will be held on Monday, Jan. 22, with a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 7 Church St., Spencer. Friends and relatives are asked to go directly to the church. Burial will follow in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. Calling hours are private. J.HENRI MORIN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 23 Maple Terr., Spencer is directing arrangements for the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Overlook Masonic Center Patient Activity Acct. for the Third Floor, 88 Masonic Home Rd., Charlton, MA 01507.