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William Patrick O'Leary

June 23, 1966 ~ September 2, 2021 (age 55)


The O'Leary family is deeply saddened by the passing of William Patrick O'Leary (Will), 55, of Forestville, CT, who traded in his wings of passion for flying for the wings of an angel, on Thurs., Sept. 2, 2021. He was born on June 23, 1966 in Meriden, CT and was raised in Plymouth, CT, where he graduated from Terryville High School in 1984. He be-came a pilot straight out of high school and fearlessly flew planes professionally for the next 38 years.
Will was a selfless and loving father to his children, Julia O’Leary, Jake O'Leary and daughter-in-law, Yue Cao. He was the ever-so-proud, new “Grampy” to his 4 month old grandson, Leo O'Leary, as well.
Coming from a large, close-knit family, Will and his guitar were often the center of many family gatherings. His loss will leave a lifelong void in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. He leaves behind an endless legacy of generosity and selflessness. We will miss his sense of humor, his easy smile, his generous spirit and love of family and life...
Along with his children, Will is survived by Parents; Bill O’Leary and Madeleine O'Leary, Siblings; Lori Pandell, Lynn Michaud, Sean O'Leary, Lisa Driscoll, Jennifer Linskey, Brian O'Leary and Tim O'Leary, his sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, his many nieces and nephews and countless friends. Will is predeceased by his step-mom, Eileen O’Leary.
At the family’s wishes, no formal services will be held.
Contributions for his children can be made at: 
Friend’s of Will have organized a gathering to share their memories of his life, 7pm-10 pm on Fri. Sept. 10, 2021 at the Polish American Political Club in Terryville. Please follow this link for more information: 
Cleared for Final Takeoff.....

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Gathering of Family and Friends
September 10, 2021

7:00 PM
Polish American Political Club
35 Bushnell St.
Terryville, Connecticut 06786

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