Palmyra “Pal” (Silveira) O’Leary

Palmyra “Pal” (Silveira) O’Leary, 89, of Mattapoisett passed away peacefully at home on Saturday June 8, 2019. She was the wife of the late John M. O’Leary. 

Born in Providence. R.I., the daughter of the late Frank and Palmeida (Rose) Silveira, she lived in Mattapoisett for most of her life. 

She was an active parishioner of St. Anthony’s Church. 

Pal and her late husband owned and operated Bowlmor Lanes in Mattapoisett. She was an avid bowler and bridge player. She was a member of the American Contract Bridge League with the rank of Gold Life Master. 

She is survived by five children, Kevin O’Leary and his wife Beth of Rochester, NY, Thomas O’Leary of Fairhaven, William O’Leary and his wife Bonnie of Methuen, Kathleen Macedo and her husband Neil of Mattapoisett, and Sandra Edgell and her husband Eugene of Wareham; and seven grandchildren, Shannon, Caitlin, and Meghan O’Leary, David and Matthew Macedo, and Adam and Jonathan Edgell. 

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 15th at 10 AM in St. Anthony’s Church in Mattapoisett. Visiting hours are omitted. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Anthony’s Church, P.O. Box 501, Mattapoisett, MA 02739 or SouthCoast VNA, 200 Mill Rd., Fairhaven, MA 02719. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit

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