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Leonie McNeil

d. December 29, 2020

Leonie M. (McAskill) McNeil age 91, of North Weymouth, died December 29, 2020. She joins her husband of 54 years, the love of her life, Hugh J. McNeil, who predeceased her in 2011.

Leonie was born in Quincy and graduated from Sacred Heart High School, Weymouth in 1947.

She was the daughter of John and Ann (Curney) McAskill, and the youngest of their nine children. Predeceased by the Reverend Kenneth McAskill, Harold, Allen, Vincent and Chester. Three sisters, Elgie Gunville, Esther LeVangie and Bernadette Kline.

Leonie worked at the New England Telephone Company for ten years. After raising her children she worked as a receptionist at the South Shore VNA in Braintree before retiring in 1995.

Leonie was a devout parishioner at St. Jerome’s Church in Weymouth where she served as a Eucharistic minister at both the church and South Shore Hospital. She also enjoyed singing in the choir at St. Jerome’s.

Leonie is survived by her three loving daughters; Christine Purkis and her husband Arthur, Laura Wiessmeyer and her husband Edward, and Kathleen Coughlin and her husband John. Seven grandchildren, Eric, Lauren and Kurt Wiessmeyer, Sean and Bryan Coughlin, Amanda, Mark and his wife Stephanie Purkis and a great granddaughter Riley Purkis.

She is also survived by her sister-in-law Mary McNeil plus many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements for Leonie will be private due to the current viral crisis.

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