February 2, 1949 ~ May 11, 2011
Michele was born Michele Mary Leahy in 1949 to Lawrence and Patronella Leahy in Wenatchee, WA. Michele fought a brave and valiant fight against ALS (aka Lou Gehrig's disease). She lost her battle on May 11, 2011 surrounded by a room full of family and friends. Michele worked at Chadwick School for nearly fifteen years in both the Village School and the Office of Admission & Financial Aid. She was predeceased by her parents and sister, Denise. She is survived by her daughters Jessica Vroman (Jason) and Jacqueline Sugarman (Matthew), her companion John Nash, and adoring grandchildren Cole and Nicolette. She is also survived by countless friends who were an immense support to her. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the ALS Association in Michele's honor. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary on Sunday, May 15, 2011 from 11:00am to 3:00pm with the Rosary service beginning at 2:00pm. The funeral mass service will be held at St. Lawrence Martyr Church on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 10:00am followed by the burial at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. A reception in Rice Mortuary's Lighthouse Reception Room will be from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
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