Patrick & Shirley O'Leary

Patrick and Shirley O’Leary’s story captured the imaginations of all the students who heard the story of their secret wedding, of their unfailing years of letter writing during WWII, and the story of their family. They were interested in Patrick’s experiences in Italy during the war, and fascinated by Shirley’s home front experiences.

The graphic novels depict the very personal side of the O’Leary story- of their secret wedding, of living so much of their early married lives apart, and the importance of correspondence in maintaining their relationship.

Patrick O'Leary