Peggy Ann was born in New York City on April 14, 1932. She was the daughter of Michael and Margaret (née Callaghan) McKenna. In April 1955, she married David J. Leahy. For over three decades she served in the Financial Aid Office at Sarah Lawrence College, retiring at the age of 80. She loved her family, her colleagues, her friends and her neighbors and was in turn much loved.
Peggy Ann lived a life of joy and cherished her 51 years of marriage with David J. Leahy until his death in 2005. She was also preceded in death by a son, Stephen G. Leahy and a grandson, Kieran Dunne.
Peggy Ann is survived by three children: David M. Leahy (Mary) of Washington, DC, Peggy Leahy Dunne (David) of Stamford, CT and Gregory P. Leahy (Jennifer) of Rye, NY. She is also survived by nine grandchildren: Harper (Helena) and Lincoln Leahy, Mairéad, Ian and Aedan Dunne, and Jackson, Emma, Peyton and Quinlan Leahy, all of whom she adored. She is also survived by her sister, Sister Amadeus McKenna, O.P. of the Bronx, New York and her brother Gerard (Cathy) McKenna of Katonah, New York.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of the Resurrection in Rye, New York. Masks are required in Church. A private interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla, NY will follow immediately thereafter. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the memory of Peggy Ann Leahy to St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
To watch the live stream of the Funeral Mass on Wednesday June 17, 2020, please click on the TribuCast link. This link will have the Mass stored for 90 days. You can also watch the Mass live by clicking on the Resurrection Church link.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Church of the Resurrection
910 Boston Post Road
Rye, New York, United States