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Kathleen D. Leahy

Kathleen D. Leahy

Apr 23, 1932 - Apr 24, 2024

Kathleen D. Leahy - Obituary


athleen Leahy passed away peacefully on April 24, 2024. Born Kathleen Julianne Dougherty on April 23, 1932, in Philadelphia, PA, to the late Bill and Kathryn Dougherty, she was the eldest of three sisters. She was the valedictorian and class president of The Baltimore Catholic High School Class of 1950. Shortly after, she met her late husband, Ronald Leahy, graduated from the Bard Avon Business School, and began her career at Baltimore Gas and Electric. They married in 1956 and in 1969, they relocated their family of six to Annapolis, a home of which Kathleen never once tired. Kathleen's great passion was her family, and she was a friend to nearly everyone she met. In her work in the guidance-athletic department of St. Mary's High School, she brought her wit and wisdom to every student she encountered. Her warm smile and hearty laugh permeated her 92 full years of life. In her final years, Kathleen was loved and cared for by many special friends and caregivers. Her family is incredibly grateful for Lori LaRussa, Jo Ann Edwards, and Dr. Matthew Malta. Kathleen is survived by her beloved children Kathy Lyon (Ray), Ron Leahy Jr. (Ann), Maureen Aarons (Alan), and Bill Leahy (Jackie), sister Jeanne Fitzsimmons, nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and many cousins, nephews, and nieces. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Claire McCardell. Friends are invited to celebrate Kathleen's life at the Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD on Friday, May 3 from 3 to 6 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 109 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis, MD on Saturday, May 4 at 9 am. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium, MD, at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122. Condolences may be made by using the Memories link on this page.