9-10:00 A.M. Thursday, September 27, 2012 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo.
7:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
10:00 A.M. Thursday, September 27,2012 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo.
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
John Cleary, 52, of Fargo died Tuesday September 4, 2012 in his home.
John Walter Cleary was born to David and Rosemary (Crummy-Kennelly) Cleary on November 20, 1959 in Fargo. He graduated from Shanley High School in 1979 and Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in Fine Arts. John was a very gifted artist. He worked for years as a waiter and served as landlord for his property.
His varied interests included a love of music and baseball, especially the Twins. John was a devoted fan to Johnny Cash and baseball legend Roger Maris. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was a superb story-teller. He always chuckled when told he was “Rosemary’s baby.” He was a loved brother and a favorite uncle to his many nieces and nephews.
Survivors include his sisters, Marlys Pedrick (Bruce) Wisconsin; Colleen Bassett (Thomas) Michigan; Regina Mandy (Scott) Fargo; Catherine Cleary-Ordal (Todd) Colorado; brother, Michael Cleary (Sue)Fargo; Step-Siblings, Patrick Kennelly Fargo, Bill Kennelly (Sharon) Wisconsin; Jean Fernandez (Ruben) California; and Jack Kennelly (Doreen) Fargo.
John was preceded in death by his parents and step-father, James Kennelly.