A Russell native and 1972 graduate of Knox Memorial High,
Joe attended Canton ATC, graduating in 1975 with his Mortuary Science Degree.
Joe completed a year long apprenticeship with The Corbett Funeral Home in
Rochester, New York and became a licensed funeral director in 1976. He returned
to Canton in 1977 joining the O’Leary Family in operating the funeral
home. He and wife Debra purchased the funeral home in 1985 following the death
of Bill O’Leary, and continues operation today. Joe, a member of the
Canton Lions Club and the St. Lawrence County Funeral Directors Association,
past member of the Canton Zoning Board, resides at his Boyd Pond Home in Russell.
He and his wife Debra have five children, Mike, Sarah, Susan, Tim and Bryan.
A Potsdam native and graduate of Colton-Pierrepont Central
School in 2003, Steven attended SUNY Canton and graduated in 2005 with his
A.A.S. degree of Mortuary Science. Steven completed his apprenticeship with
the Garner Funeral Home in Potsdam and became licensed in 2007. Steven joined
the O’Leary Funeral Service staff in January of 2008. He enjoys outdoor
activities, volunteering with Canton Fire and Rescue and spending time with
family and friends. Steven is a member of the St. Lawrence County Funeral