Death of Boston's Joe Leary

Photo of Day: Joseph F. Leary, a leader in Boston's Irish-American community since the 1980s, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on September 18, at age 90. In 1988, the newly formed Irish American Partnership selected Joe as its president and CEO. Leary served as president for 28 years until his retirement in 2016, when he became president emeritus. A Mass of Christian Burial is being celebrated in Our Lady of the Visitation Parish, Saint Elizabeth Church, 350 Reedsdale Road, Milton on Monday September 25 at 10 a.m. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, East Milton Square, Sunday 3-6 p.m. Interment Saint Mary's Cemetery, Canton. Relatives and friends invited. In lieu of flowers, people are being asked to consider a donation to the Irish American Partnership or the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Joe's memory. To send the Leary family a condolence message, go to

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