John J. Leehan Jr., 78, of Marlborough
Marlborough – John J. “Jack” Leehan Jr., 78, of Marlborough, died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Marlborough Hospital, with his family by his side. He had been the husband of the late Ann P. (Wheeler) Leehan for 46 years, at the time of her death in 2006.
Son of the late John J. Leehan Sr. and Edith (Clarkson) Leehan, he was born and raised in Newton. He was a graduate of Newton High School, class of 1954, and served in the U.S. Army before completing his education and graduating from Bentley College in 1967.
He had been employed as an accountant for the Raytheon Corp for 36 years before retiring in 1995. He was a member of the former St. Mary's Parish.
He is survived by his daughters, Janice Leehan of Hudson, Diane Bleiler and her husband Steve of Watertown, Annmarie Leehan of Maynard, and Karen Cafarella and her husband Jim of Pensacola, Fla.; his brothers, Thomas Leehan of Newton and Jerry Leehan of Plainville; his sister, Patty MacMillan of Saco, Maine; and his grandchildren, Meghan Lutz and her husband Mark of Gilbert, Az., Kathleen and Rachel MacMunn of Hudson, Lance Corporal Evan Cafarella, USMC, stationed at Camp Pendelton, Ca., and Daniel Cafarella of Pensacola. He was also the brother of the late C. Frederick Leehan and Mary Jane Linnehan.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday, July 24, from 4-7 p.m., at the Slattery Funeral Home, 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, July 25, at 9 a.m., at the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Beach Street, Marlborough.
Donations may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute (http://www.dana-farber.org/).
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