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James Patrick Donahue, Jr.

May 13, 1937 October 18, 2020
James Patrick Donahue, Jr.
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Obituary for James Patrick Donahue, Jr.

James Patrick Donahue Jr., 83, of Peoria, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2020 while in the loving care of the staff at the Richard Owens OSF Hospice facility.

Jim is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joanne, seven children James III (Mary), Jennifer (Ray), Judith, Janine (Mike), Jerry (Litha), Jessica (John) and Johanna, 23 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister and one grandson.
Jim was born in Peoria on May 13, 1937 to James Patrick Donahue Sr. and Mary Mildred Watterson and had one sister, Mary Pat.

Jim graduated from Spalding and married Joanne Pearl Urbanc on May 18, 1957.
Jim began working for Keystone Steel and Wire in 1956 and spent 45 dedicated years at Keystone and it’s affiliate Scrap Products Inc . After retiring he spent many years volunteering for The Greenway Project in West Peoria. Jim struggled with significant health issues and immersed himself in a spiritual journey that led to many meaningful friendships. He focused on writing and deepening his faith and sharing the message of God’s unconditional love and forgiveness.

A memorial mass will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 2:00pm at Holy Family Catholic Church with visitation starting at 1:00 PM in the church. Franciscan Friars will officiate. His burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorials in Jim’s honor may be made to Holy Family Church or the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home. Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or leave their condolences by logging on to wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

22

Oct

1:00 PM 10/22/2020 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 10/22/2020 2:00:00 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church

3720 N Sterling Ave
Peoria, IL 61615

Holy Family Catholic Church
3720 N Sterling Ave Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Memorial Mass

Thursday

22

Oct

2:00 PM 10/22/2020 2:00:00 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church

3720 N Sterling Ave
Peoria, IL 61615

Holy Family Catholic Church
3720 N Sterling Ave Peoria 61615 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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