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Thelma L. Antonacci

October 21, 1918 April 6, 2015
Thelma L. Antonacci
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PEORIA HEIGHTS – Thelma L. Antonacci, 96, of Peoria Heights passed away at 9:29 a.m. Monday, April 6, 2015, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center Emergency Room. Thelma was born on Oct. 21, 1918, in Coles County, Ill., to the late Henry and Cora (Graham) Martin. She married Herman Antonacci on Sept. 4, 1937, in Peoria. He preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 1995, in Peoria Heights. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Christine; one sister; one brother; and one great-grandson. She is survived by three daughters, Mary Ann Asciutto of Peoria, and Margret Scovil and Kathy (Jay) Hoferer both of Kansas City, Mo.; one son, Richard Antonacci of Milwaukee, Wisc.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Thelma was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church since 1944, its Women’s Guild, Senior Citizens, and Martha’s Group. She was also a member of the Catholic Women’s League. A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 10, 2015, at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Fr. Thomas Taylor will officiate. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 2015, at Wright & Salmon Mortuary, with recitation of the Rosary at 6:45 p.m. An additional visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the Mass at the church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Peoria. Memorials may be made to St. Thomas Catholic Church. Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto


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