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Alberta J. Leahy


Alberta J. Leahy, 85, of Brunswick, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019 surrounded by her family and friends. She was born October 30, 1933 in Cleveland, to the late Thomas and Hildagarde (nee Bacherm) Parks.

Alberta was a faithful Christian warrior and member of Brunswick United Methodist Church. She shared her love for Christ by serving in the church choir for over 50 years and quietly helped in many other church endeavors. Alberta was a former Kiwanis member and enjoyed reading to elementary kids and supported over 25 nonprofit charities through donation. However, her greatest joy was helping to care for her grandchildren and she will be remembered as a loving caregiver.

Alberta will be deeply missed by her beloved husband, Donald J. of 66 years; loving children, Debra (Larry Hensley) Vargo, Kevin (Bridget) Leahy and Diane (David) Switzer; cherished grandchildren, Craig, April Chris, Teresa, Lauren, Elizabeth, Jacqui, Drew, Brooke and treasured grandchildren, Don, Sabrina, Carolyn, Evelynn, Sylvia, Logan, Luke, Trenton, Ronin and Lucy.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, David and siblings, Tom, Eugene, Dorothy, Virginia and Nancy.

Friends and family may call Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Waite and Son Funeral Home, 3300 Center Road, Brunswick. Funeral services will be Monday, April 29, 2019 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service at Brunswick United Methodist Church, 1395 Pearl Road, Brunswick. Pastor Tom Shaw will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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