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Julia (McCurley) Leahy

January 29, 1934 ~ February 19, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Julia Leahy Obituary

Julia Leahy, (nee McCurley), 90, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024, at her home in Kearny, NJ. Julia recently celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, NJ on Sunday, February 25 from 1 to 5 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Monday morning, February 26 at 11:00 a.m. in The First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, 663 Kearny Avenue, Kearny. Reverend Elaine Connolly, officiating. Interment will follow at Arlington Cemetery, Kearny.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Julia's family soon moved to Kearny, where she was a lifelong resident. Along with her beloved husband Jerry "Skeeter" Leahy, Julia raised four children, while serving up fish and chips and establishing a piece of Kearny history at their family business, The Thistle. Julia and Skeeter retired in 2010 after 40 years. Julia was an avid traveler, a faithful member of First Pres, and, above all else, a kind and generous person through and through.

Julia is the heart of our family. She is survived by her beloved children, Jane Souza (Chris), Susan Jutkiewicz, Anne McCaffrey (John) and William Leahy (Kimberley), and brother, Donald McCurley; her adoring grandchildren Christopher (Michelle), Allyson, Jessica (Daniel), Justin, Paige, Julia, Keara, Brooke and Johnny, and great-grandchildren Valentina, Santino, Alphonse and Jamie. She will also be dearly missed by her many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Jerry “Skeeter" Leahy, her son-in-law, Daniel Jutkiewicz and her brother, William McCurley.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Food Pantry in Julia's name.

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February 25, 2024

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home
585 Belgrove Drive
Kearny, NJ 07032

Funeral Service
February 26, 2024

11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church of Arlington
663 Kearny Avenue
Kearny, NJ 07032


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