Pete Leary, seen here in a 2001 photo, long acted as Raleigh’s unofficial St. Patrick’s Day leprechaun, here treating Megan Fairbank, 7, of Pittsboro to a magic coin trick along the Blount Street section of the annual parade. Leary died in December.
Pete Leary, seen here in a 2001 photo, long acted as Raleigh’s unofficial St. Patrick’s Day leprechaun, here treating Megan Fairbank, 7, of Pittsboro to a magic coin trick along the Blount Street section of the annual parade. Leary died in December. 2001 NEWS & OBSERVER FILE PHOTO
Pete Leary, seen here in a 2001 photo, long acted as Raleigh’s unofficial St. Patrick’s Day leprechaun, here treating Megan Fairbank, 7, of Pittsboro to a magic coin trick along the Blount Street section of the annual parade. Leary died in December. 2001 NEWS & OBSERVER FILE PHOTO

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