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Margaret T. (Daly) Leonard
  • In lieu of flowers, the Leonard family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • Bear Hill Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
    11 North St.
    c/o Resident Council
    Wakefield, MA 01880
  • In lieu of flowers, the Leonard family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • Hallmark Health Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice
    178 Savin St.
    Suite 300
    Malden, MA 02148

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“Treasured memories of my dear sister Margaret (Madge), a very pleasant and smiling lady. I have great memories of times growing up, we all have great...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Bernard Daly - Cork - Family

“To the Leonard family. Our deepest condolences on the sad loss of Madge, our thoughts are with you all. ”
2 of 27 | Posted by: Anne O Riordan nee O'Connell Cork

“Loved and remembered always. Your Brother Bernard and family. ”
3 of 27 | Posted by: Bernard Daly - Cork - Family

“I'll never forget Margaret and Peter's warm and welcoming hospitality during a weekend I spent at their home while visiting with my good friend...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Susan McCloskey - Portland, ME

“Deepest condolences to our cousins and families on the loss of your dear Mum. Our thoughts are with you all. Love Eleanor (nee Daly), Colin and...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Eleanor Hornibrook - Liverpool

“Sorry to hear of the passing of Madge. She always had a great smile and very gentle, just like Peter. They are both missed and will not be forgotten...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Paul Caplice - Cork - Family

“She had a full life and many who continue to love and share fond memories. ♥♥ ”
7 of 27 | Posted by: Jeanne Whalen - Sammamish, WA

“Fr John, Colleen, Marie, Jimmy and Margaret, we are so sorry to hear that Madge has left you and your kids. She and uncle Peter were a wonderful...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Michael Caplice - Innishannon

“To the Leonard family, Very sad news of my aunty Madge passing,my memories of blarney in aunty toddy will always be with me. My taughts are with u...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Catherine Daly - Cork - Family

“To Jim and family,We are so sorry to hear the sad news that your mother has passed away.We saw at first hand how greatly loved and cared for she was...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: Neil Daly - Cork Ireland

“Condolences to Leonard Family! My Margaret will be missed! RIP my Friend! ”
11 of 27 | Posted by: Chantal Elescar - Everett, MA

“Thinking of you all and praying for you at this sad time. Our deepest sympathies and love, Neil, Margaret and Pauline ”
12 of 27 | Posted by: Margaret Daly - Cork, Ireland

“Madge used to tease me about writing her name as Madge on holiday cards, etc. However, I'd always known her as Aunt Madge (and Uncle Peter) over in...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Maria Lamar - Chelmsford, MA

“To Jim and his entire familySorry to the of the passing of your mother. My family's sympathy and prayers are with you. Always remember she is with...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Mike McCormack - Newton, NH

“Dear John and all the members of Margaret's family please know \i will offer Mass for your Mom. She was a wonderful faith filled woman and as great...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: FR. Tom Walsh - Marshfield, MA

“To our dearest Margaret, We thank you most of all for being mother to Colleen, who was to become the bride and wife of our son, and, in time, the...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: clare and steve white - holden, MA

“To the Leonard family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. We have such fond memories of Mrs. Leonard always...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: Anne Bardelli - Haverhill, MA

“Dear Jim, Anne and Caitlyn:We are so very sorry for the loss of your mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. Know that our thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Ruth Ann Hoffman - Peabody, MA

Madge with Brother Frank and Sister in law Helen in Boston, 1993 “Just to say thinking of you all at this sad time, offering each of our sincere sympathy, my dad Frank and my Mum Helen has very fond memories of the...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: Daly JOhn - Cork - Brother

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. My Godmother has left me with many happy memories of her. May she rest in peace. From all...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: Mary O Mahony (nee O Connell)

“US Tool has the privilege of working with James Leonard on a daily basis atGE Aviation. Our sincere sympathy to you and your family. ”
21 of 27 | Posted by: US Tool Group - Lynn, MA

“Jim,I was very sad to hear of your mothers passing. On behalf of my self and the Local 149 Executive Board our deepest sympathy and condolences to...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Bill Pynn - Lynn, MA - Coworker

“I have fond memories of Mrs. Leonard. She was so sweet. I shall never forget the support when my son, Evan was born. God Bless you all.Anmarie ”
23 of 27 | Posted by: Anmarie Anderson - MA

“It is with great sadness,I send my love and condolences on the passing of my dear Aunt. My family have lovely memories of holidays she spent in cork ...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Joan Monaher(nee oconnell0

“Thinking of you all during this difficult time. ”
25 of 27 | Posted by: Margaret O'Connell - Dublin

“to all the LeonardsOur prayers go out to you all- she was a wonderful mother and a great friend to all who knew her. Thanks to all of you - Family...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Ed McNeely - Wakefield, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Margaret T. (Daly) Leonard passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on January 14, 2018 at the Bear Hill Rehab & Nursing Center. She was 87 years of age. Mrs. Leonard was born in Cork City, Ireland on March 29, 1930 to the late Cornelius & Charlotte (Cree) Daly. She was raised in the Turners Cross section of Cork City and came to the United States in 1956. Margaret was a homemaker and has been a resident of Melrose since 1967. Margaret was very active at St. Mary's Church where she was a member of Our Lady's Sodality, Altar Society, and Rosary Group. Margaret always enjoyed daily prayers, many cups of tea, and knitting. Everyone said that Margaret made the best homemade Irish Bread. Mrs. Leonard and her late husband Peter and family enjoyed taking trips to North Conway, NH and trips back home to Ireland to visit family. Margaret was the beloved wife of the late Peter Leonard. Loving mother of Rev. John J. Leonard, OFM of CT, Colleen C. White & her husband Mark of Ayer, Marie E. Fullerton & her husband John of Boxford, James C. Leonard & his wife Anne of Peabody and Margaret M. Angiuoni & her husband Guy of Wilmington. Cherished grandmother of Peter & Sarah White, Liam Fullerton, Caitlyn Leonard, and Anthony, Juliana & Matthew Angiuoni. Loving sister of Bernard Daly & his wife Helen of Ireland, the late Frank Daly & his wife Helen of Ireland and the late Jack Daly, Charlotte Forde, Neil Daly, Father Bill Daly, Marie O'Connell, David Daly, and Tom Daly. Special friend and sister-in-law of Mary Canty of Somerville. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 4:00-8:00PM. Funeral procession from Gately Funeral Home on Saturday morning at 9:00AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, Herbert St. Melrose at 10:00AM. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Margaret's name to Bear Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, c/o Resident Council, 11 North St. Wakefield, MA 01880 or to Hallmark Health VNA & Hospice, 178 Savin St. #300, Malden, MA 02148.