Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Leslie (Joslyn), 75, of Manchester, Connecticut, went home to God on September 26, 2019, surrounded by her family.
Mary was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on May 16, 1944. A lifelong enthusiastic learner, she graduated second in her high school class at Commerce High School and moved on to work at Mass Mutual. It was there that her 55-year-long love story began…
She married Bill in February 1964 and the pair quickly grew their family. Eventually settling in Manchester in 1971, they became active members of Saint Bridget Church, gifting their children a strong faith in God and a legacy of life in service to others.
As her children started to leave the nest, Mary began contributing her time and energy to the clients of The Catholic Bookstore in Hartford. She worked there for several years before retiring and finding another love - golf. Mary was President of the Minnechaug Ladies Golf League in Glastonbury for a spell, and she was always happy to recall her Hole-in-One on the 8th if asked.
Mary joins in heaven her parents William and Helen, her three siblings, Jerry, Shirley, and Beverly, and many cherished friends and family. She shall watch over all those she leaves behind, especially: her beloved husband William Henry "Hank" Leslie III; son William Henry Leslie IV, daughter-in-love Cathy Jo, granddaughters Naomi Casandra and Georgea Rae; son Joseph Arthur Leslie, grandsons Joseph Jr., Jack William, and Jason James; daughter Margaret "Meg" Helen Warren (Leslie), son-in-love Daniel, granddaughter Caroline Mary, grandson Michael Kenneth; daughter Beth Andrea Leslie; daughter Rachel Elaine Kenyon (Leslie), son-in-love William, granddaughters Kristina Marie, Theia Watrous, and Rachel Margaret.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday September 30th at 9:15 a.m. from the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 West Center Street, Manchester followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Bridget Church, 80 Main Street, Manchester. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday September 29th from 4-7 p.m. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.