Mayor Dies

 BUTTE (AP) – Barry O’Leary, 92, former four-term Butte mayor, died in Butte Monday.  He had lived in Butte more than 70 years. A native of County Cork, Ireland, O’Leary was mayor of the Mining City from 1941-49. At the time of his retirement, he had worked for the Anaconda Co. for 48 years.  He is survived by four sons. Timothy, John and Robert of Butte and Michael of Anaconda. Funeral services will be Thursday.

The Independent Record
Helena, Montana
Tuesday, November 17, 1970-Page 14

O’Leary Mass Concelebrated

     Mass of the Resusrrection was concelebrated Thursday for Barry O’Leary, four term (1941-1949) Butte mayor.

     Mr. O’Leary died Monday in a local hospital.  The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Edward Gilmore celebrated the Mass at St. Patrick Church. He was assisted by the Revs. E. J. Sullivan and Albert Kaparich. The Rev. Robert Dussault was the lector.

     Mayor Mike Micone, members of the police department, the fire department, the City Council, and members of the Anaconda law enforcement agency attended in a body.  They also formed an honor guard at the mortuary, church and cemetery.

     Fathers Dussault, Stupca, Spraycar, Sullivan and Molloy conducted graveside services in Holy Cross Cemetery.

     Pallbearers were Michael E. and Patrick E. O’Leary, James Manning, Dan Holland, Edward T. Shea and Jack McCarthy.

The Montana Standard
Butte, Montana
Friday, November 20, 1970-Page 2

Butte, Walkerville
       flags at half-staff

      Flags are flying at half-staff on city buildings in Walkerville and Butte until after the funeral today of former Butte Mayor Barry O’Leary.

     Mass of the Resurrection will be concelebrated in St. Patrick Church at 9:30 this morning.  Burial will be in holy Cross.

     The Butte City Council and Mayor Mike Micone made plans to attend the services in a body.  An honor guard will be made up of aldermen, police and firemen.

     Walkerville Mayor Jim Shea said the flag will fly at half-staff on his city hall as a tribute to O’Leary, who took office about the same time as Shea.

     “We often sought his advice during the 1940s,” Shea said. “Mayor O’Leary was a friend of Walkerville’s.  His common sense approach to problems was outstanding. Butte and all of Montana have lost a very distinguished citizen.”

     O’Leary was mayor from 1941 to 1949.

The Montana Standard
Butte, Montana
Thursday, November 19, 1970 -Page 4


Barry O’Leary’s Wife 
Dies In Family Home

      Mrs. Honora O’Leary, 82, wife of Barry O’Leary who was mayor of Butte four times, died Sunday morning in the family home at 410 N. Washington. She had been ill the last few weeks.

     Mrs. O’Leary resided in Butte for more than 60 years. She was a native of County Cork, Ireland, the former Miss Honora Shea.

     She and former Mayor O’Leary were married in St. Mary Church here 59 years ago.

     Mrs. O’Leary was a longtime member of St. Patrick Church and was a member of the St. Patrick Altar Society and the Neighbors of Woodcraft.

     The body is in the Duggan Merrill Mortuary from where the funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock. The cortege will proceed to St. Patrick Church where Solemn Requiem High Mass will be celebrated at 9:30. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited Tuesday night at 7 o’clock in St. Patrick Church.

     Surviving relatives, in addition to her husband, include four sons, Tim O’Leary, Billings; Michael O’Leary, Anaconda, and John and Robert O’Leary, Butte; three sisters, Mrs. Colin Baird, Mrs. John Lane and Mrs. Agnes Cronin, all of San Franciso; grandchildren, Sister Marie Timothy, Chicago; Mrs. Harvey McCumber, New York; Pfc. Michael O’Leary, serving with the Army in Alaska (?); Mary Irene O’Leary, Robert O’Leary, Barry O’Leary, William O’Leary and Mrs. Mary Shea, all of Butte, and one great-grandchild, Janet Marie McCumber of New York.

The Montana Standard
Butte, Montana
Monday, March 29, 1965-Page 1