Thelma L. (Leahey) Storer, 86, of Mattapoisett passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016 surrounded by her beloved family after a courageous fight with a brief illness. She was the loving wife of the late William J. Storer.
Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Frank E. and Sarah C. (Farnham) Leahey she was a lifelong area resident and a long time communicant of Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church.
Thelma was a graduate of Bryant College who enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her four sons, Daniel E. Storer and his wife Rebecca of Lakeville, Brian F. Storer and his wife Lisa of E. Sandwich, Christopher J. Storer of Mattapoisett, and William J. Storer and his wife Elsa of Oceanside, CA; nieces, Kim Goncalo of Tiverton, RI and Sharon Coffman of San Antonio, TX; nephews, George Leahey, Jr. of New Bedford, Dennis Leahey of Fairhaven, and Timothy Leahey of New Bedford; grandchildren, Melissa, Chris, Ryan, Nicholas, Sarah, Thomas, Shane, Jessica, and Jillian and sister-in-law, Jean Pelletier of New Bedford. She was the sister of the late George F. Leahey and June E. Laubach and aunt of the late Kenneth Olsen.
Her funeral will be Monday, August 1, 2016 at 8 am from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven followed by a funeral mass at 9 am in Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 121 Mt. Pleasant St., New Bedford. Burial will be private. Visitation will be Sunday 4-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor may be made to Alzheimer’s Association , 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. www.waring-sullivan.com for directions/online tribute.