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Carol Leary

March 2, 2010
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Carol Ann (Ricker) Leary of Sanibel passed away on Feb. 19, 2010. She was 66.

Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Carol is survived by her husband, Bruce Leary; her son Philip Dyer, both of Fort Myers; her daughter Tracy Atkins and her adoring grandchildren, Thomas and Celeste Atkins of Spring, Texas.

Carol was founder of several cancer support and survivor groups, teaching numerous people to live with, and after, cancer. A miraculous 30-year survivor of adenoid cystic carcinoma, she was involved with her church, the Sanibel Community Church, and volunteered for organizations such as Al-Anon, Hope House and Hope Hospice.

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Carol Leary

A Memorial Service to celebrate Carol's life will be conducted at the Sanibel Community Church on Thursday, March 11 at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Hope Hospice of Fort Myers, FL. Condolences may be viewed and offered at



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