Joseph R. McCleary
06/15/1926 - 10/01/2018

Joseph R. McCleary, 92, of Hanover, passed away on Monday, October 1, 2018 at his home. He was the husband of Barbara J. (Herring) McCleary who died September 4, 2011.  Born June 15, 1926 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Martin A. and Lillian M. (Troup) McCleary.  Joe retired from Baltimore Business Forms with over 35 years of service. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Hanover and devoted most of his life to his faith and family. Joe proudly served his country in the US Navy during WWII.  Surviving are five children, Mary B. McCleary of Hanover, Joseph R. McCleary and wife Mary of Long Island, NY, Anne M. Butler and husband Thomas of Greenville, SC, Paul F. McCleary of Hanover and Daniel A. McCleary of New Freedom; three grandchildren, Jacqueline, Alexandra and Theodore McCleary. He was preceded in death by four siblings, Sr. Joan Ignatius O.S.F., Leo, Martin and William McCleary.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 4, 2018 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Hanover with Rev. Michael P. Reid II as celebrant. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends and family will be received 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown with prayers at 8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, it is requested that masses be said for the repose of the soul of Joseph.


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Posted at:10/04/2018 9:09 pm
Terry Mackey
Rest with the angels in happiness and peace, Uncle Bob. You and Aunt Jeannette will always be loved and remembered.

Posted at:10/03/2018 11:11 pm
Karen Luke Jackson
Holding the family in prayer as you grieve and celebrate Joseph.

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