Marigrace O’Leary Death, Obituary – On February 20, 2023, Marigrace O’Leary, 63, of Manchester passed away suddenly at home. She was the late Charles J. and G. Janet (Small) O’Leary’s daughter and was born on February 26, 1959, in Brighton, Massachusetts. She completed her coursework at Our Lady of Nazareth Academy in Melrose, Massachusetts.
She graduated from St. Anselm College with a bachelor’s in criminal justice and from Rivier College with a master’s in mental health counseling. She started her teaching career in 1981 as a student teacher at Trinity High School. She would develop into a cherished and respected member of its small-town community during the ensuing 41 years.
Marigrace valued her friendships with her employees and students. Her work as an educator was more than just a job for her; it was her vocation. She lived at Trinity High School. Marigrace vowed to assist those who lived outside of Trinity. For 18 years, she worked as a clinical mental health counselor.
She spent her entire life working to improve the lives of others and cherished the bonds she formed with her C.R.E.A.T.E. comrades. Marigrace gave her grandchildren her undivided attention. They were the true source of all her brilliance. She cherished spending the summer at her home on Lake Ossipee in Freedom, New Hampshire.
She never skipped an opportunity to spend time with her loved ones while seeing a sunset on the pier. Many of her students remember how much she was impacted by music. Throughout class, she played timeless music; Neil Young was her favorite performer. Marigrace inspired others around her with her sincerity, vigor, and passion.
She will be remembered above all for being a caring and loyal mother, grandmother, sister, niece, teacher, and friend. In addition to her daughter Charlotte R. Bielecki and her husband Michael, Marigrace also leaves behind her sister Jean O’Leary of Melrose, MA, brother Chuck O’Leary of Melrose, MA, and aunt Mary O’Leary of Wakefield, MA. Her last two grandkids are August C. and Vera R. Bielecki of Andover, Massachusetts. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her ex-husband Scott Brown, and the father of their daughter, Stanley Gorski.