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Deacon Thomas N. DeBernardis

July 10, 1935 December 3, 2020
Deacon Thomas N. DeBernardis
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Obituary for Deacon Thomas N. DeBernardis

Deacon Thomas “Tom” N. DeBernardis, 85, of Peoria, IL passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020 in Peoria.

He was born in Altoona, PA, July 10, 1935, son of the late Nazzareno and Maria (Turchetta) DeBernardis. On October 20, 1957, he married Betty Lou Hufstedler, of Walnut Ridge, AR, and they shared 63 years of marriage.

Surviving are his loving wife Betty; a daughter, Celeste Cecil of Peoria, IL; son Victor (Cathy) of Elmhurst, IL; son John (Julie) of Algonquin, IL; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Sylvia Dinardo; and two sisters-in-law, Anna and Irene DeBernardis; all from Altoona, PA; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Celeste; and three brothers: Leonard, Benedict, and Joseph.

Tom was a graduate of Altoona High School and proudly served in the US Air Force. His career included Murray’s, Graybar Electric, and retired from Duracell. He was ordained a Deacon on May 18, 2002 and served at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church of Peoria, IL.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at St. Vincent de Paul Church, with a two hour prior visitation, beginning at 9:00 AM. Fr. Stephen Willard and Fr. Thomas Taylor will concelebrate. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Peoria, IL.

Memorials may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send condolences at www.wrightandsalmon.com.

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Visitation

Wednesday

9

Dec

9:00 AM 12/9/2020 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/9/2020 11:00:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Wednesday

9

Dec

11:00 AM 12/9/2020 11:00:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States
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