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Gerald F. McDonough

October 11, 1927 March 26, 2011
Gerald F. McDonough
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Gerald F. McDonough 83, of Peoria passed away at 5:00 a.m. Saturday, March 26, 2011 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. Born October 11, 1927 in Peoria to Charles M. and Grace Lallky McDonough. He married Eileen L. Eaton on February 23, 1957 in Peoria at St. Mark’s Church. She survives. Also surviving are two daughters; Anne (Tom) Connor of Telluride, Colorado and Mary (Matt) Carver of Peoria. Three sons; Michael (Joanie) McDonough of Peoria, Daniel (Cindy) McDonough of Peoria and Andrew McDonough of Chicago. Six grandchildren; Sean McDonough, Kathy Hannah, Kristin McDonough, Danny McDonough, Kelly McDonough and Brock Carver. He was preceded in death by one brother Donald McDonough, two sisters; Helen Purcell and Lorraine Starcevic. He was a World War II Army Veteran and was a graduate of Bradley University in 1950.He worked for Caterpillar Inc. retiring in 1996 last working as a corporate travel manager and was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Peoria Heights where he was a lector. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Spalding Council #427 Third Degree and its golf league, and Fourth Degree Spalding Assembly #206 where he served as a The Marshall for the Peoria Diocese. He was a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society (SPEBSQSA) and a member of the Gavelaires, was Illinois District Past President and held several offices in the Peoria Chorus. He also sang in Knight Kaps and Chordially Yours Quartets. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Msgr. William A. Watson officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday at St. Thomas Church with a scripture service at 7:00 p.m. Additional visitation will be 30 minutes before the Mass at the church. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Thomas Church or to the American Cancer Society. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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