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Leo J. "Pete" Hurley, Jr.
  • American Heart Assoc.
    300 5th Ave.
    Waltham, MA 02451

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“Leo was a great man to be around! I loved to help Leo at webbers! He loved to work and set up auctions a joy to be around!!! He is missed by all that...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Joe Pelletier - Hampton, NH

“Just heard about Leo's passing. So sorry for your loss. Leo was such a great friend to my father Jim Connelly. He was such a nice man. Keeping you...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Janet Connelly Fraser - Stoneham, MA

“Sorry I missed you Leo, See you soon, Dick Felch 83 ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“Prayers and condolences from our family to yours on the passing of Leo. May he rest in peace. ”
4 of 21 | Posted by: Tom Lynn - Amherst, MA

“Jean, Peter, Paula, Doug, Tong and kids, We were so sad to hear of Mr. Hurley's passing, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. He was such...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Missy and Kevin McSweeney - MA

“Leo was a great person I loved to help Leo at Webber auction.we had some good talks!I will miss that the most! Happy journey my friend !see you God's...Read More »
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“He will be greatly missed. ”
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“Another shot of my father's and eventually my partner with booth helpers working Atlantic City Show with a smile. ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: Harvey Webber - Hampton, NH

“Leo will be deeply missed. His love for the work he did was obvious as soon as he spoke of it. He touched the hearts of many and I hope they can move...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: phil amato - so berwick, ME

Evaluating a great estate thru a looking glass. “Leo Hurley. What can I say -- Business Partner, Dearest Friend. In the list of people I've known in my life I can rank him as one of the finest....Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“To my best friend who will never be forgotten, I will miss him dearly.Bob Pacy. ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Bob Pacy - Stoneham, MA

“A very special person who I bonded with in Revere in the 40's and played basketball with in Melrose. While most of us experienced normal childhood...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: bill solari - Melrose/Revere, MA

“I am saddened to just learn of Leo's passing. Such a great person and a wonderful neighbor. Always kind and always had a smile. I always enjoyed...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Barbara and Jimmy Jillett - MA

“Dear Jean,Our hearts go out to you and your family. We shall be forever grateful to being a part of Leo's life and his in ours and always with fond...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Melanie & Paul Phoenix - Venice, FL

“Dearest Jean....our heart is broken after hearing of Pete's passing. All the fond memories in the north end brought tears and smiles to our faces. ...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Pat & Chris Greeley - Friend

Leo J. Hurley, Jr, of Melrose, MA, known to many as Pete, passed suddenly on Saturday, July 14th, 2018. Born April 11, 1938 in Winthrop, MA, to Leo and Eleanor Hurley, he grew up on Wolcott Road, Revere and Larchmont Road, Melrose. He was an all-star and captain of the Melrose High School Basketball team class of 1956, and played basketball at Brewster Academy and Plymouth State Teachers College.
He leaves a loving wife, Jean, with whom he was married to for 54 years, his son's Peter and wife Paula and Douglas and wife Tong, his brother Paul, as well as three grandchildren William, Laura and QianQian.
Leo spent his youth on Revere Beach and was one of the last of the Hurley family to be part of the glory days of Revere Beach amusements.
Known to his family and friends as "Boulevard," Leo started his career in the antiques business over 50 years ago, established Boulevard Antiques, and had a long relationship with H.G. Webber Antiques of Hampton, New Hampshire.
He was a passionate Boston sports fan and enjoyed spending time in his garden tending to his roses. He will be missed by those he touched, friends, family and loved ones.
Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Wednesday, July 18th from 4-7PM. A Funeral Service will be held at the Gately Funeral Home on Thursday, July 19th at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Leo's memory to the American Heart Assoc., 300 5th Ave., Waltham, MA 02451.