Funeral Notices

O’LEARY (nee McDonald), Jean

In the toughest of times Jean left us peacefully at Wanganui Hospital in the early hours of the morning on 20 April 2020, after a brief illness. Aged 90 years.
Dearly loved daughter of the late Sidney and Zita, and sister of (the late) Jackie Turner and Chris McDonald.
Deeply loved and respected wife of the late Don (Daniel).
Most wonderful mother of Paul, David, Claire and Jenny and mother in law of Chris. Cherished Gar to all her grandchildren, Chris, Bradley, Nicholas, Sophie, Alex, Patrick, Josh, Holly, Dominic and Hamish, And great granddaughters Olivia, Ava, Evie and Ava.
She wrapped her arms tightly around them all.
The family wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to Kowhainui Home and Quinlan Court where she was recently so well cared for.
Jean was a treasured friend to many and a loved Aunty to all of her nephews and nieces. We are all devastated to lose her. Especially her beautiful smile and laughter.
“To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world"
There will be a private ceremony on Tuesday April 28. Jean’s service will be available to watch online at from 4pm on Tuesday. A memorial service and gathering will be held at a later date.

Posted on

22 April 2020

Sue wickham
Chris.... very sad to hear about Jean details is
Gillian Bright
Farewell Aunty Jean .. a wonderful person...beautiful on the outside and inside. We have so many happy memories. You have left a wonderful family legacy which we know you were so proud of. Rest in peace x
Kathleen O'Hara
Deepest sympathy to you all in the loss of your loving and much loved mother and precious Gar.
Sharon Murdoch
Deepest sympathy to you you all, Jean's smile and laughter is always remembered. I worked with Jean at the Toll Exchange Wanganui was always fun working beside Jean also Jean & Don were friends with my parents, fond memories 💖
Margaret McGovern
My best friend Jen, my beautiful god-daughter Holly, Dominic, Hamish, and all the O'Leary family. I am so sorry for your loss. I will cherish my memories and be grateful for the times I had with such a special person, as Jean. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, as Jean will always be in my heart. Big love to you all. Marg.
Pauline Annabell
My prayers for you all at this sad sad time. Such a shame to pass away during this lockdown.
The Carey Family
in the arms of the Angels..RIP Aunty Jean . Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Pam Connors
Our hearts and thought are with all the family in sad time. Taupo family
Leanne Gupwell nee Connorss
Deepest sympathy to you all many fond memories of Jean.
Keady O'Leary
Condolences to the family ,very sorry to hear of the sad passing of Jean RIP
Terry & Esme
Our deepest sympathy for your sad loss, we will all remember our Aunty Jean as fun loving and ready for a good laugh.
Ocky O'Sullivan
I'm praying for you all, and for the best friend anyone could have. My heart goes out to everyone.
Tracey Gudsell
Love and thoughts to you all 💝
Jan O'Leary
A great Auntie she was at that ...... RIP Auntie Jean xxoo
ann kinaston
deepest sympathy
Jacque Dennison
With deepest sympathy have
Lots of lovely memories
Angie Caird
Our thoughts and love are with you at this tough time.
I have many fond memories of Jean and will always remember her for her big smile.
All our love, Angie, Andy, Emily and Alex xx
Erin Connors
Thinking of you all at this very sad time. Jean was a lovely lady with a beautiful smile. Beautiful service today under very tough times. Love Erin and Neil
Thige O'Leary
My prayers and thoughts with Jean's family and friends at this time. I have happy memories going back many years of Jean's friendliness and warmth. I will offer a Mass in thanksgiving for her and that she enjoy joy and peace in God's presence. RIP.
Fordell O'Leary's
Deepest sympathy at this sad time as you farewell Jean. May all your lovely memories provide some comfort at this time . RIP Jean.
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