Thomas Michael O'Leary (August 16, 1875 – October 10, 1949) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as the bishop of the Diocese of Springfield in Massachusetts from 1921 until his death in 1949.BiographyEarly life
The third of seven children, Thomas O'Leary was born on August 16, 1875, in Dover, New Hampshire, to Michael and Margaret (née Howland) O'Leary. He attended elementary school and high school in Dover, graduating in 1887. He then traveled to Ireland to attend Mungret College in Limerick, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1892. O'Leary went to Canada to study philosophy and theology at the Grand Seminary of Montreal in Montreal, Quebec.Priesthood
O'Leary was ordained to the priesthood in Montreal for the Diocese of Manchester by Bishop Maxime Decelles on December 18, 1897. After his ordination, O'Leary spent six months as assistant pastor at St. Ann's Parish in Manchester, New Hampshire from 1898 to 18
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