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Gloria Janice (Jean) O'Leary

February 9, 1941 ~ November 5, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Gloria O'Leary Obituary

Gloria Janice Jean O’Leary, a longtime resident of Boxford, passed away on November 6, 2023, after a brief illness.  She is survived by her husband, Ronald O’Leary after fifty-eight years of marriage. 



Gloria was born on February 9, 1941, in Peabody, MA to Joseph and Mary (Mageski) Jean.  She was the second of five children, Harold, Donna, Bob and is survived by her sister, Corinne Jean Pramas of Peabody, MA.  Gloria graduated from Peabody High School in 1958 and went on to earn an associate degree. She spent more than ten years working at the General Electric plant in Lynn and then as a bookkeeper and secretary.   However, she was most proud of her time serving as the Executive Director of the Council on Aging in Boxford in the 1990’s.  It was in this role that she felt truly fulfilled, helping seniors get the services and support then needed.  For much of the last decade, Ron and Gloria lived on the beach in Hampton, NH.  It was a place she loved deeply.  She would take long walks along the sea wall, often a couple times a day, and talk to as many people as she could. 



Along with her husband, Ron, Gloria is survived by her two sons, Billy O’Leary and his wife Pilar of Chevy Chase, MD and Joseph O’Leary and his wife Shannon of Boxford, MA and her grandchildren who brought her so much joy, Carolina, Paloma, Nicolas, Blaise and Connor.  




The family is planning to hold a memorial service in the Spring.  Arrangements will be updated on the funeral home website at


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