She was the wife of the late Harold Leal.
She taught school at South Onondaga and Minetto for a total of 33 years.
She belonged to several teachers’ organizations and enjoyed, swimming, bowling, knitting and watching sports on TV, especially football.
She was an Eucharistic Minister, delivered Meals on Wheels, and visited many sick and housebound.
Ethel enjoyed working with the Girl Scout Troops and with the Catholic Marion Sisters.
She is survived by her loving family; niece Claire Collins and her husband, Butch Kruse , nephews, Daniel J. Collins , Anthony Collins , his wife, Heidi and their son Christopher all of California.
She is also survived by her husbands nephew Jim McMahon and his wife Lisa and their two children along with all of her dear friends in Oswego.
She was predeceased by her brother James F. Collins USN who was lost aboard the submarine Bullhead in WW2. His daughter , Elaine Neelands of Virginia, her brother Daniel J Collins Jr, Lt. Col.USMC and his son, Mark Collins of California and her sister and best friend Lourdes Kelly and her husband Edward ( Ned) of Oswego.
A Catholic Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 from Christ the Good Shepherd at St Mary’s. There will be a visitation at the church from 10:30-11:00 .
Contributions may be made to Ninety Acres, Box 158 Orwell, New York or to Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity.
Arrangements are in care of the Dowdle Funeral Home