Ann Marie Leary-Forsyth April 4, 2021

Ann Marie Leary-Forsyth of Reno, NV, originally from Boston, passed away suddenly, Sunday April 4th, 2021.

“Ann/Mom/Nunna/Annie” could do it all. She lit up every room she walked into. Her larger-than-life personality, smile and laughter left a lasting impression everywhere she went. She made friends with everyone she came in contact with. She was a friend to all.

Ann enjoyed living life to the fullest! Her karaoke nights, beating extremely high levels in candy crush, cooking for her friends, the Christmas season, talking and texting her family, spending time with her 3 cats, getting her nails done, knitting, painting and ESPECIALLY shopping!

She was unapologetically herself. She was fearless, selfless & compassionate. Ann fought through the hardest of times and was able to live a beautiful, loving and fulfilled life. Ann had a kind and incredibly generous heart. She will be greatly missed by so many people.

Ann leaves behind her husband Michael Forsyth, her daughter Angela Canale and her husband John, their children Amanda, Kristina, Johnny & Michael of Milton, MA, her son Matthew Leary and his wife Michelle and their children Matthew Jr. & Tyler of Simpsonville, SC. Ann is also survived by her mother and siblings.

A Mass to celebrate Ann’s life will be held at Saint Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton, Friday April 16 at 11:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Pine Street Inn, Attn: Shelli Hezekiah, 444 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA  02118. Ann helped everyone, especially those in need.

Due to Covid restrictions there will be no services following the Mass.

In loving memory of Ann, may she rest in the sweetest of peace in heaven.

A Mass to celebrate Ann’s life will be held
Friday, April 16, 2021 at 11:30 AM
Family and Friends Invited

St. Agatha Church
432 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186

The Mass will be livestreamed at


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    Donna Powers says

    Angela & Matt, I am saddened to hear of your moms passing. It’s sad how life gets in the way, and moves us all in different directions. Ann was always a fun cousin growing up. There was always something happening at the Leary house. Thoughts and prayers are with you both and your families.
    Donna & Tom

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    Anonymous says

    Angela and Matt, very sorry for your loss. Ann always had a smile for everyone. She lit up a room when she entered. Prayers for you both and all the family.

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    Adele says

    My good, good friend…I will truly miss you…💕❤️😢💕❤️

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    Ralph Chubbuck says

    We all have a birth date and then a passing date. But the most important part of both of these dates is the DASH That is the time we live. Annie your dash is the best. You lived your life the way you wanted to live. You lived with no regrets. I will miss the late night talks we had during the last four years. We covered a lot of ground as we did together in life. Be Blessed in your life after, and know you will be missed and never forgotten. I Love 💘 Sis. And I will forever say a prayer for you….

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    Anonymous says

    The important part of the date on our stone is the DASH. That is our life on the earth. Your dash was huge. You were the life of a party, and you loved all. You were fair and yet determined to live your way, with no regrets. I love 💘 you Annie. I will forever lift you in prayer with Mikie… Say hi to him for me. Enjoy your time of rest. And when we all get together we can have a party….Be Blessed in the Lord!!!!!!!! Ralph

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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ann's memory to

Pine Street Inn
Attn: Shelli Hezekiah
444 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA  02118

Ann helped everyone, especially those in need