Violet June O’Leary

October 9, 1943 - April 13, 2019
Violet June O’Leary


Violet June O’Leary (Waddell) passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 13 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter in Wilmington, NC.

She was born on October 9, 1943 in Union County, Kentucky to Samuel James and Addie Rae Waddell.

She was a graduate of Morganfield High School, Class of 1961. She married her husband of nearly 54 years, David Winston O’Leary June 13, 1964 and they resided in Union County Kentucky and briefly in southern Illinois until retirement when they moved to Wilmington, North Carolina to be with their only daughter, Stephanie, their son-in law, Scott, whom she loved like a son, and the lights of her life, her grandsons, Mason and Jackson Boyles.

She was predeceased by her Parents, Samuel James Waddell and Addie Rae Steward Waddell.

She is survived by her devoted husband, David Winston O’Leary, her daughter Stephanie Carole O’Leary Boyles and son- in- law Michael Scott Boyles of Kure Beach, North Carolina, her grandsons, Mason David Boyles of Irvine California, and Jackson Scott Boyles of Kure Beach North Carolina, her Brother Samuel Ervin Waddell (Yvonne), and her sisters Joyce Ray Courtney (Joe) and Mary Ann Waddell.
She was a talented seamstress her entire life and loved fishing and Duke Basketball. She was a wonderful and very devoted wife, mother and Granny who loved deeply and will be missed terribly.

Arrangements will be announced at a later date.

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  • April 15, 2019
    Fred and Sharon Collins says:
    Fred and I are deeply heart broken in the passing of Violet. She had a laugh that would light up anyone, a good Christian woman who we will miss very much

  • April 15, 2019
    Jerry & Lynne Chesser says:
    Violet was such a sweet person. So sorry for your loss.

  • April 15, 2019
    Rachel May Vineyard says:
    Oh WOW, loved this,precious lady, My moms 1st cousin, loved running into her at Coaches Corner, wonderful lady, prayers for the family for comfort and peace!!!

  • April 15, 2019
    Jim and Rayma Hollis says:
    David, Stephanie and the rest of the family we want let you know that we love you and we are praying for you during this time. Violet was a sweet person and kind to us. We were blessed have her as our friend. We love you guys!

  • April 15, 2019
    Robin (Collins) Holloman says:
    Sorry for your loss. Violet was a lovely person and will be greatly missed by all.