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“Ed was a good man May he Rest In Eternal Peace ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: LLOYD SHECK - New Bedford, MA

“Cathy, Lisa and Joey, please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your loving husband and dad. we Remember a lot of good times growing up when...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: LORI CHAUVIN - FRAMINGHAM, MA

“Joe, Michelle and family, We are so sorry to hear the news of your dad's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. God...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Glenn and Debbie Duch - CT


Waltham – Mr. Edward J. O'Leary, of Waltham, died Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at his home. He was 74.

Ed was born in Arlington on February 16, 1946 and had been a Waltham resident for more than forty-five years. During the Vietnam War he served with the United States Army.

Until his retirement Ed worked as a sheet metal mechanic at General Dynamics in Quincy and before that worked for years as an oil burner technician. Ed was an avid coin collector and built an impressive assortment throughout the years. He was also a fan of Johnny Cash and enjoyed playing the guitar.

Ed leaves his beloved wife, Catherine F. (Rafferty); his children, Joseph E. O'Leary (Michelle) of Atkinson, New Hampshire and Lisa M. Braima (Johnny) of Waltham; his grandchildren, Nicholas O'Leary, Brendan Braima, Logan and Matthew O'Leary and his brother, James O'Leary of Arlington.

He was also a brother of the late William O'Leary.

Family and friends will honor and remember Ed's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Tuesday, March 3rd from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Charles Chapel, 51 Hall Street, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.