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John R. Leahan

October 28, 1970 - August 11, 2022

John R. Leahan, 51, of Groveville, NJ passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Woodbury, NJ, and raised in Washington Township, NJ he resided in the Hamilton area for the past 14 years. John was a landscaper by trade and enjoyed tending to the gardens at St. Vincent DePaul Church, where he was a longtime parishioner. He was a longtime member of the Friends of Bill W. and was member of the Monday night H.O.W. Group at the Bridge Church in Hamilton, and the Saturday Believing! Group at St. Vincent DePaul Church.

John was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Elizabeth “Betty” (Kelly) Leahan; sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Atkinson; and his brother-in-law, Glenn Atkinson; he is survived by his loving wife, Sharon (Smith) Leahan; children, Patrick Leahan, Hailey Leahan, Derrick Anderson, Zharea Hall, and Michael Hall; brothers, Joseph Leahan, and Michael Leahan and his wife Chris; sister, Rose Atkinson; granddaughter, Phoenix Anderson; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends, as well as all of the men from inside the rooms that he considered his brothers.

Visitation for family and friends will be held Monday, August 22, 2022 from 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

at the Buklad-Merlino Yardville Memorial Home, 30 Yardville-Allentown Road, Yardville.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Vincent dePaul Church, 555 Yardville-Allentown Road, Yardville, NJ, 08620. Weather permitting the mass will be held in the gardens behind the church.

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