Catherine A. Leary
Catherine A. Leary

March 8, 1936 - March 11, 2019
Born in Dover, OH
Resided in Loveland, OH


Catherine A. Leary (Miller), age 83 of Loveland, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 11, 2019. Catherine was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Daniel M. Leary. Catherine is survived by her children Cathy Lunsford (Jeff), Julie Armstrong, Tim Leary (Jamie) and Theresa Peterson. Catherine leaves behind grandchildren: Nick Lunsford (Amber), Jeannine Nocero (Mario), Justin Armstrong, Nathan Armstrong (Barb), Patrick Leary, Dakota Peterson and Misty Montgomery. Catherine was blessed with ten great grandchildren: C.J. , Jason, Audrey, Emma, Logan, Isabella, Lily, Cohen, Charles and Cecelia. Also left behind is Catherine’s sister, Mary Susan Zapp (Rob); as well as, many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Catherine was preceded in death by her parents Donald A. Miller and Catherine T. Miller (Anderson); her two brothers Donald and Jim, also sons-in-law David Peterson and Vern Armstrong. Son, Daniel A. Leary; grandchildren Danielle N. Mount and Daniel Taylor Leary are also waiting in Heaven for her.

Catherine was a faithful Catholic, who praised God and the Virgin Mary as a soloist and choir member. Catherine’s voice was enhanced by her accompanist, John Contadino, as she lifted the congregation in worship. Christmas masses enraptured the congregation as Catherine sang a lullaby to Baby Jesus and Schubert’s Ave Maria.

Catherine was a true caregiver. Catherine cared for her mother-in-law, Laura Leary and her mother, Catherine Miller enriching their later years. Catherine went on to broaden her “Caring” gift as a homecare provider at M.J. Nursing and Homecare by Blackstone. Her dedication to others could not be measured.

Catherine leaves her children and grandchildren a legacy of “Caring” to emulate.




Gilligan Funeral Home, Kenwood
8225 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH US 45236
Friday, March 15, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Mass of Christian Burial
All Saints Catholic Church
8939 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH US 45236
Friday, March 15, 2019
10:30 AM
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
11000 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH US 45249
Friday, March 15, 2019
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