In Memoriam


Philip R. Leary

Philip R. Leary, 67, of Toms River, N.J., died at home on Monday, Jan. 16. There will be no calling hours.  Arrangements are being handled by Oliverie Funeral Home in Manchester, N.J.

A Funeral Liturgy will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at St. Genevieve's Church in Elizabeth, N.J. Entombment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery in Linden, N.J. Born in Elizabeth, Philip lived there for 62 years before moving to Lake Ridge in Toms River, five years ago.

He was a police officer in Elizabeth for eight years, and later with the Port Authority of NY/NJ for 14 years. In 1967, Philip served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He worked in the Elizabeth mayor's office before becoming secretary for the the city's Alcohol Beverage Control Board. Philip was an Eucharistic minister and altar server at St. Genevieve's Church, Elizabeth.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 253. Philip also belonged to the Union County Emerald Society, the Port Authority Retired Police Association, and the Elizabeth-Linden Elks.

He was predeceased by his parents, and beloved son, Paul. Philip is survived by his wife of 35 years, Regina; son, Philip; brothers, Edward and Charles; two beautiful granddaughters, and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Genevieve's Church, 200 Monmouth Rd., Elizabeth, N.J. 07208.

Published in Star-Ledger on January 17, 2012

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December 3rd, 1944 - January 16th, 2012

St. Genevieve's Church, 200 Monmouth Road, Elizabeth, NJ 07208.

10:30AM at St Genevieve Church on Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Rosedale Cemetery 908-862-4990
55 East Linden Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036


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