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Leo F. O’Hara

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, December 22nd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte 107), REVERE for Leo F. O’Hara, who passed peacefully & in the presence of his Lord, on Sunday, December 18th at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea, where he had been a resident for the past five years. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, December 23rd at 9:00 a.m. & then followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Michael the Archangel Chapel at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea at 11:00 a.m.

Born & raised in Revere, he attended Immaculate Conception Grammar and High School and was a 1946 alumnus of the High School. Soon, following graduation, he joined the US Army in October of 1946 and served with the rank of Private 1st Class through February of 1948. He began a career with American Airlines and rose to the rank of Supervisor. He retired from the airlines after forty years of service. Leo lived in Revere until moving to Winthrop in 1978. He was an accomplished musician of the organ and the piano. He played for many years at many of the induction services for the Revere Lodge of Elks, the Loyal Order of the Moose and the Winthrop Lodge of Elks. He played for many events held at these facilities, over the years. He was also a long-time member of the Revere K of C #179., the Revere Lodge of Elks, the Revere Loyal Order of the Moose & the Winthrop Elks Lodge. Leo loved crossword puzzles, football, ballroom dancing and good food. But most of all, he loved deeply and unconditionally his partner, best friend & loving wife, Isabel. His gentle spirit, impish smile and twinkly blue eyes lit up our lives & made our world complete. A special thank you to the staff of 1-West at Chelsea Soldiers’ Home for their wonderful care and attention to Leo these past five years.

He is the cherished step-father to Judith A. “Judy” Nee and her husband,  John”Jack” and Isabel J. Silva, all of Winthrop. He was the adoring “Pup” to John J. “Jackie” Nee, III of South Boston, Thomas J. “Tommy” Nee and Isabelle A. Nee, both of Winthrop. Dear brother of the late, Revere Police Lt. Joseph O’Hara, Edward T., Thomas P. & Revere Patrolman Vincent J. O’Hara. Also lovingly survived by many nieces and
nephews. Interment will be in the Belle Isle Section of Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop.


Visiting Hours

Thursday, December 22nd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, December 23rd at 11:00 a.m. in St. Michael the Archangel (Chelsea Soldiers Home), Chelsea


Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St. Watertown, MA 02472

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  1. Kevin & Patricia Dion
    Dec 23 2016

    Patty and I send our most sincerest condolences. We will miss our Uncle Leo dearly. Such a gentle and kind man with a smile that could light up a room. We love you all and we will pray for everyone.

  2. Lois Martin
    Dec 20 2016

    Isabel, I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your stepfather. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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