Paul Leahy

Obituary of Paul George Leahy

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Paul George Leahy, who entered into eternal rest on September 24, 2023, after a short and courageous battle with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), leaving behind cherished memories and a legacy of love.


He began his career as a merchant marine, setting sail on the open seas. His love for the water was undeniable, and it was this affinity that eventually led him to become a deckhand on the Staten Island Ferry.


Paul had a zest for life that extended beyond the waves. He was an avid enthusiast of Harley Davidsons, feeling the wind as he roared down the open road. The Grateful Dead's music resonated deeply with him, and he often found solace in their timeless melodies. But perhaps one of his greatest joys was riding his bicycle along the boardwalk, where he could feel the salt in the air and the sun on his face.


Though his journey on this earthly plane has come to an end, Paul's memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. He leaves behind a daughter, Rebecca Grace, whom he adored above all else, his ex-wife, Liz, with whom he shared a special relationship and a circle of friends and family who will forever cherish the moments they shared with him.


In honor of Paul's life, we remember the adventurous spirit, the love for the sea, the thrill of the open road, and the joy of music that defined his existence. May his soul find eternal peace, and may his memory be a source of comfort and inspiration to us all.


A Memorial Mass will be held 9:30 AM on Saturday, October 7 at Our Lady Help of Christians R.C. Church, 1315 East 28th Street, Brooklyn.


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As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to www.als- in Paul’s memory.






9:30 am
Saturday, October 7, 2023
Our Lady Help Of Christians R.C. Church
1315 East 28th Street
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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