Ann O'Leary (Pariseau)
Ann M. O'Leary, 83, formerly of Montpelier, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Our Lady of Providence in Winooski. Ann was born in Essex Junction, VT on August 4, 1934, the daughter of Wilfred and Yvonne (Germain) Pariseau. She graduated from Cathedral High School in 1952. On July 10, 1954 she was married at Holy Family Church in Essex Jct., VT to Joseph O'Leary II. For the next 9 years the Air Force moved them from Texas to Cape Cod to Utah before finally settling in Vermont to raise their family, after Joe left the service.
Ann was happiest being a full-time wife, mother and homemaker for her family but in later years also worked at the State of Vermont Tax Department and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Most important to Ann was her faith, family and friends. She was well known for her braided rugs, which she loved to exhibit and sell at the Champlain Valley Fair, and her involvement in her church as a Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Catholic Daughters.
Ann is survived by her five children, Joseph O'Leary III and his wife Stephanie, Danny O'Leary, Laura Plude and her husband Louis, Barry O'Leary and his wife Jane, and Fr. Peter O'Leary; grandchildren Luke O'Leary, Rebecca Gile and husband Jamie, Erin Fifield and husband Aaron, Aimee Plude, Jessica Paschal, Ian O'Leary and Danielle O'Leary; eight great-grandchildren; her sister Margaret Danyow and sister-in-law Joyce Pariseau; and many nieces and nephews.
Ann is predeceased by her parents, her brother Paul Pariseau and sisters Rita Limoge and Corinne Baker.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at noon at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Montpelier. Interment will be at a later date at the Vermont Veteran's Cemetery in Randolph, VT. Donations may be made to St Augustine Catholic Church or St. Monica's Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the care of LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Condolences may be shared at www.lavignefuneralhome.com.