Sally Ann (Devine) O'Leary
Sally Ann (Devine) O’Leary
July 25, 1938 - April 7, 2021
O’LEARY, Sally, Age 82 of West Roxbury, Ma. Daughter of Michael and Sarah (Gaffey) Devine from Galway, Ireland. She graduated from Hyde Park High School Class of 1958 where she met her lifelong sweetheart and husband of 61 years, William A. O’Leary.
Sally devoted her life to her family, her proudest possession. A loving mother to her seven children, Billy and his wife Lisa of West Newbury, Jean O’Leary of Walpole, Brian and his wife Kristine of Bellingham, Linda and her husband Jay Adams of Walpole, John and his wife Laura of West Roxbury, Kevin and his wife Alexis of Foxboro and Michael and his wife Nicole of Beverly.
A cherished grandmother to Taylor, Jacqui, Jennifer, Courtney, Brianna, Jimmy, Johnny, Julia, Jaxie, Dylan, John, Sean, Ryan, Mackenzie, and Mikey.
Sally is reunited in heaven with her brothers, Frank, Jack, Dick, her beloved sister, Ellie Coulter, and her beautiful niece Laura Devine.
Sally had that special ability to light up a room with her angelic smile and her infectious laugh. She loved to spend summers at her treasured Humarock Beach, riding the waves, collecting rocks, soaking up the sun and walking the beach with her grandchildren. One of her many talents was being able to fix anything that was broken, Sally was a jack of all trades. Her favorite hobbies were gardening, playing scrabble, singing, dancing, and listening to music. You could always find Sally enjoying her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events, especially baseball. A proud and dedicated fan for over five decades.
Sally made every holiday special for her family, especially Christmas where she displayed her beautiful villages, handcrafting wreaths for every window and lighting up every mantlepiece.
Sally leaves behind many loving friends, nieces, and nephews whom she adored. Sally was a true angel on earth. She had welcoming arms, warm hugs, gentle kisses, and kindness for everyone she met. She will be deeply missed.
“Family is the most important thing” ~Sally O'Leary
Funeral from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home 2055 Centre St. WEST ROXBURY, Thursday, April 15th at 9 am, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Theresa of Avila Church at 10 o’clock. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8 pm. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. Contributions in Sally’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org.