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Dermot McGuire O'Leary

Dermot McGuire O'Leary
  • September 18, 1999 - May 8, 2018
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to your family for the loss of your dear son. May the God of all comfort be with you and your family...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Ann D

“My condolences to the O'Leary family. I am so sorry for your loss. I know this is a very difficult time for the family and I pray God comforts the...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Lisa - SC

“Your family has been in my thoughts every waking hour of the last few days. I cant imagine your grief, but know that my family is sending yours love....Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Christy Greenwell Buckner - TN

“My deepest sympathy are with you and your family during this difficult time. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Angel Holmes - McClellanville, SC

“As a parent of a student at Wando, our family is so deeply saddened to hear of your tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“5/11/2018Pat & Liz,I am so sorry about the loss of your son Dermot. I cannoteven imagine what you are going through and no words penned ever got...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Lawrence Wertan - Toccoa, GA

“Wishing you memories that comfort and love to lift you up. May God give you the needed comfort and peace while you grieve. ...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Ew

“My deepest sympathies are with you all. I'm holding you in my thoughts. Sincerely, Lea ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: lea Gorgulu Webb - St Albans

“My wife and I got to know Dermot through several of his friend who I teach at Wando. He helped them with yard work at my house on a couple of...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Derek Deakins - Mt. Pleasant, SC


Dermot McGuire O'Leary, 18, of Isle Of Palms, South Carolina, died on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. His memorial service will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 on the front beach at the VFW Post 3137, 1004 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms at 3:00 pm with a reception to follow. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC. MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL.

Dermot was born September 18, 1999 in Providence, Rhode Island, son of Patrick Joseph O'Leary and Elizabeth McGuire Clifton O'Leary and the brother of Erin and Declan. He grew up in Cheverly MD, before moving to South Carolina where he was a graduating senior at Wando High School. From an early age, Dermot loved nature and the outdoors, especially being on the water. He loved to hike, to kayak, surf and to explore the world around him. Dermot was also passionate about art and photography, with a keen eye for things that others might have missed. Dermot's friendships with others were at the center of his life. He touched people with his kindness, his sense of adventure, and his thoughtfulness. He was a beloved son, brother, grandson, and friend, and his loss leaves us all with broken hearts.

In addition to his parents and siblings, he is survived by his maternal grandfather, Winston Clifton, paternal grandparents, Richard and Ursula O'Leary, uncle, Sean O'Leary (Dawn) and aunt Nancy Perros Caudill. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Patricia P. Clifton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friends of Coastal South Carolina, P.O. Box 1131, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465-1131. <http://www.sccoastalfriends.org>

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