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Joseph E. Marie

May 26, 1923 December 19, 2008
Joseph E. Marie
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Peoria- Joseph Edmund Marie, 85, of Peoria, died on Friday, December 19, 2008 at 1:05 p.m. at his home. Born May 26, 1923 in Peoria to Joseph M. and Kathryn Klein Marie, he married Ruby Mackey on September 17, 1954 in Peoria. She survives, along with two daughters: Diana (Greg) Arbogast of Dunlap, and Hazel Jones (Danny) Rinas of Middleton, Maryland. One son: Dana (Mindy) Marie of Chillicothe, one sister: Sr. Mary Marie of Sinsinawa, Wisc., one brother: Russell (Linda) Marie of Brimfield. Three granddaughters: Michelle, Rachel, and Emma, two grandsons: Joseph and Joshua, and one great great grandchild: Kyle.Joseph was preceded in death by four brothers: Billy, Bernard, Nicholas, and John, one sister Cecilia, and one son Gavin. Joseph was a machinist for Caterpillar Tractor for 35 years, retiring in 1979. He was a member of Fraternal Society for the Deaf, and the Illinois School for the Deaf Alumni Association, Peoria Chapter. A Memorial service will be Wednesday, 10 a.m. at Wright & Salmon Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. A private burial of cremains will take place after the service on Wednesday at St. Mary’s Cemetery in West Peoria. Memorials may be made to Illinois School for the Deaf in Jacksonville, or Parkinson’s Disease Research Society in Glenview, Ill. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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