Anne Carens Leahy

  • Died: November 22, 2017
  • Location: Newton, Massachusetts

Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home

465 Centre St
Newton, MA 02458
Tel. (617) 244-2034

Tribute & Message From The Family

Anne Carens Leahy, of Natick and formerly of Newton, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on November 22, 2017 following a brief illness.
Anne was the beloved wife of the late Judge Vincent F. Leahy and the mother of Richard Leahy (Shelley) of West Roxbury, MA, Carolyn DiSchino (Robert) of Kittery Point, ME and Jennifer Kim (Ronald) of Queensbury and Saratoga Springs, NY, Tita (Tim) Kish of Wellesley, MA and the late Jeff Leahy and Stephen Leahy. She was also the devoted grandmother to Kristina Leahy, Dianna (Sam) Kobayashi, Peter (Mervina) Leahy, Adam DiSchino, Alyson (Ben) Herk, Liz (Matt) Landry, Harrison Kim, Rebecca Kim, Stephen Kim, Liana (Mike Russell) Kish and Stephen Kish and was lucky enough to know 10 Great Grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She will be remembered for her love of family and friends, her infectious smile, optimistic outlook and taste for adventure.
Anne was a longtime member of the Windsor Club, Longwood Covered Courts and the Longwood Cricket Club. She enjoyed lively tennis games into her late 80's and visits to the porch after her playing years were over.
Her funeral will be from the Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home 465 Centre St Newton Corner on Tues Nov 28 at 9:30 AM followed by her Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady Help of Christians Church at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Roslindale.
Donations may be made in Anne's memory to, an organization that brings together tennis and academic mentorship for inner city youth.
The family would like to thank her team of caregivers who gave her such extraordinary care over the last three years. Her life was so much richer as a result of your friendship and support.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My Mother Helen was good friends with Vinny. She became great friends Anne. I am sadden to hear of her passing. Sorry for your loss.

Posted by Patricia Pillion - Newtonville, MA - Acquaintance   December 04, 2017

I so much enjoyed knowing Anne and playing tennis with her both at Longwood Cricket Court and Longwood Covered. She was a lively conversationalist, a great tennis partner, and a very lovely person. It was a pleasure to see her at her last birthday party at LCC last summer. All my sympathy.

Posted by robin wood - South Natick,, MA - Friend   November 29, 2017

Our condolences from Edith Whitney and family with many fond memories over the many years.

Posted by A friend   November 27, 2017

Ann was one of my favorite tennis partners, until she decided to give the game up. I used to call her my "Golden Retriever", because she got every ball I missed! I will miss her friendship so much but know that she is in a better place. My sympathies to all her family.

Posted by Greta Cullison - Newton, MA   November 27, 2017

We are sorry to hear the news. Although many years have passed since we moved away, i have many good memories of Aunt Anne and your entire family. May you find comfort in your fond memories of her as well.
With sincere sympathy,
Tony and Mitzi Gilman

Posted by A friend   November 27, 2017

Dear Leahy family, I am deeply saddened at the death of your mother Anne. It is so difficult for the family when you lose your mother. Anne was so sweet,gentle and kind. I will miss her. If there is any thing I can do to help or support you please let me know. Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P. my friend. As you taught me the saying much love..

Posted by Judy Crawford - Dedham, MA - Friend   November 26, 2017