Cover photo for John Joseph Leary's Obituary
John Joseph Leary Profile Photo

John Joseph Leary

August 22, 1941 — January 27, 2019

John Joseph Leary

John J. Leary died on January 27, 2019. He was born in Groton on August 22, 1941 son of the late James F. and Helen (Sheperd) Leary.  Mr. Leary was a lifelong resident of Pepperell, and was a graduate of Pepperell High School. He was a long time employee of The James River Paper Company and the J.F. McGowan Company of Nashua, NH.  He was a longtime Parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church in Pepperell.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, June M. (Davis) Leary and was the father of the late Joseph E. Leary who died May 7, 2019 after a short illness. He is also survived by his grandsons Zackary and Shaun Leary, and was the brother of the late Richard T. and James F. Leary. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held for both Mr. Leary and his late son Joseph on Monday, July 15 at 1 PM at Our Lady of Grace Parish worshipping at St. Joseph’s Church, 28 Tarbell St. Pepperell, MA. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Please see

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of John Joseph Leary, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, July 15, 2019

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

McGaffigan Family Funeral Home

37 Main Street, Pepperell, MA 01463

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree