Smith "Earl" "Leo" Leary

smith leary

August 21, 1964 ~ July 16, 2021

Born in: Ahoskie, NC
Resided in: Meriden, CT

Smith “Earl” “Leo” Leary, 56, passed away on July 16, 2021 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Ahoskie, NC, on August 21, 1964. Earl graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1983, where he loved athletics. He excelled in track, football and basketball. Earl made a career working with his hands, especially in carpentry and mechanics. He was a man of god and was a member of Mt. Hebron Baptist Church in Meriden.
Earl is survived by his mother Mary Bunch Wright and her husband John H. Wright, Jr.; father figure Rev. Kenneth Jeffre Graham, Sr.; and siblings Lonnie Leary and his wife Melba, Mary Ann Bunch, David Leon Bunch, Kenneth Jeffre Graham, Jr., and Michael Graham. He was predeceased by his brother Marvin Graham.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Earl’s family on Monday, July, 26th from 3:00 to 6:00PM at Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. Masks are required for those not fully vaccinated. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.


Visitation: July 26, 2021 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Meriden
48 Cook Avenue
Meriden, CT 06451


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  1. Evora and family:
    Our prayers go out to you and your family in the loss of Earl he was such a sweet and gentle person and will be missed

  2. Earl will be miss and to the family I’m sorry for your lost . My prayers are with you all

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