Dolores Leslie

Obituary of Dolores Helen Leslie

LESLIE, Dolores Helen (Dee), 91, of Clearwater, Florida, formerly of St. Petersburg and Venice, Florida, passed away February 2, 2021.  She was born in Akron, Ohio on October 31, 1929, to James Edward and Helen Bertha (Pangburn) Meagher and came to Florida in 1948.  She graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic School, Akron. Dolores was a devoted wife and mother to her family. Along with being a homemaker, she worked at Cress Leather, St. Petersburg, FL and as an Administrative Assistant for Leslie, Hicks, Strayer & Associates, Inc., Venice, FL. She enjoyed oil painting, ceramics, cooking, sewing, home decorating, gardening, swimming, fishing and boating. Dolores loved and lived her faith. She taught that faith to our family and helped convert the heart of her husband, our wonderful stepfather, who converted to Catholicism. They evangelized the good news through their Church as Prayer leaders, Eucharistic Ministers, Marriage Encounter Leaders and by simply sharing the joy in their hearts through a smile to all they encountered. She will truly be missed.

Dolores is survived by her beloved husband of 48 years, Charles E. Leslie; daughters, Marsha Blattner (Michael), Diana Quinlivan (Michael), sons, Paul Roberts (Gena) and Jeffery Roberts (Ceci); 22 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, 20 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Luther Paul Roberts, her parents, sister, Rosemary Labbe, brother, James Meagher, and son and daughter-in-law, James C. Roberts (Judy).


A celebration of Mass will take place Friday, February 26, 2021 at 1:30 pm, at St. Cecelia Catholic Church, 820 Jasmine Way, Clearwater, FL 33756, followed by inurnment at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 5233 118th Ave N, Clearwater, FL 33760.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Suncoast Hospice, in Dolores’ memory.

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Celebration of Mass

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday, February 26, 2021
St. Cecelia Catholica Church
820 Jasmine Way
Clearwater, Florida, United States
(727) 447-3494


2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday, February 26, 2021
Calvary Catholic Cemetery
5233 118th Avenue North
Clearwater , Florida, United States
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