The Rev. Maurice J. “Father Tony” Leahy, 92, of Beverly, died June 12.
A Mass of Christian burial and interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery will be private for the Leahy Family. Heeney-Laughlin Funeral Directors handled the arrangements.
Leahy is survived by 33 nieces and nephews and countless grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Leahy was an alumnus of St. Leo Elementary School and Leo High School (1945). Leahy was ordained to the Dominican Order on May 19, 1955, in Dubuque, Iowa. His assignments included Fenwick High School in Oak Parker and parishes in Madison, Wisc., and New Orleans, La.
He was then called to serve for many dedicated years as a prison chaplain in the California penal system with the Diocese of San Bernardino.
In recent years, he assisted at St. Barnabas and Christ the King parishes in the Beverly area.
In memory of Leahy, memorials are appreciated to Misericordia, 6300 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago, IL 60660, or St. Barnabas Imagine Campaign, 10134 S. Longwood Dr., Chicago, IL 60643.