Russell F. Steen Leary, age 82, of Weymouth, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Thursday, June 14, 2018 at CareOne of Weymouth, in the comfort of his loving family.
Russell F. Steen Leary
Russell was born in Quincy to the late Raymond F. and Catherine R. (Foley) Steen. He was raised in Charlestown and was a graduate of Saint Francis de Sales Elementary School and Archbishop Williams High School in Braintree. He was also a graduate of Stonehill College. He had lived in Weymouth for fifteen years, previously in Quincy for many years.
He was employed for many years in the security industry. He served as a security consultant for the Honeywell Corporation over twenty years and previously worked for the National Elevator Union in Boston. As a young man, he began his career working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Russell was a gun collector and a member of the Holbrook Gun Club. He enjoyed music, especially jazz and country western. Most of all, Russell was devoted to his family and friends.
Beloved husband for twenty-one years of Ann F. (Duffy) Stark-Leary and twenty-six years of the late Patricia Ann (Fowler) Leary.
Devoted father of Russell F. Leary, Jr. and his wife Karen of Arnold, Missouri, James M. Leary and his wife Lisa of St. Louis, Missouri. Step-father of Laurie Adams and her husband Mark of Weymouth, Linda Abby of Falmouth, Kenneth Stark and his fiancée Janice McAulliffe of Quincy.
Loving grandfather of Evan, Samantha, Alexander, Mark, Amanda, Amy, Christopher, James and Kyle.
Dear brother of Rev. Raymond A. Steen, O.M.I. of Abington, Patricia A. Steen of Abington, Mary Jacqueline Surratt of Colorado, Ruth Karen Norton and her husband Larry of Quincy and the late Joseph M. Steen.
Brother-in-law of Nancy J. Steen of Wilmington, Carol Ann Peirano, Kathleen McSweeney both of Clinton, CT and Richard Fowler of Woodbridge, VA. Nephew of the late Mary and George Leary. Russell is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave., Quincy, Tuesday, June 26th at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Holy Trinity Parish at the Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 227 Sea Street, Quincy at 10 o’clock. Russell’s brother, Rev. Raymond A. Steen will be the celebrant. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home Monday 4 – 7 p.m. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.
For those who wish, donations in Russell’s memory may be made to the Quincy Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 690088, Quincy, MA 02269.
You are invited to visit www.thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.