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Thomas J. Eaton, Jr.

January 8, 1950 January 1, 2021
Thomas J. Eaton, Jr.
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Obituary for Thomas J. Eaton, Jr.

Thomas James. Eaton, Jr., age 70, passed away at Fondulac Rehab and Health Care Center in East Peoria, IL on Friday, January 1, 2021 at 6:20 p.m.

Born January 8, 1950 in Peoria, IL, the second oldest son of three siblings, he was born to Thomas A. And Jennie R. (Moretto) Eaton. Thomas graduated from St. Patrick's Grade School with the Class of 1967 in Peoria, IL. He worked at Community Workshop and Training Center until retirement. Thomas was an avid Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears fan. He enjoyed bowling and participated in Special Olympics and Peoria Journal Star Brothers tournaments.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Walter R. Eaton of Peoria, IL, and step mom, Louise (Craig) Eaton of Peoria, IL.

Survivors include: one sister, Mary A. Eaton of Normal, IL; John Craig (stepbrother) of MD/VA; Robert Craig (stepbrother) of CO; and Mary (Craig) Stanton (step sister) of TX, as well as cousins and many friends.

Special thanks to all medical personnel at Unity Point Health - Methodist in Peoria, IL who provided loving care to Thomas. Also, the Transitions Hospice team (Nicole, Diane, Jeremy, Lisa and Allie) of Peoria, IL for the wonderful medical attention and caring assistance extended to my brother, Thomas during his final days.

A Recitation of the Rosary will be at 1:00 PM on Thursday, January 14, 2021 followed by a memorial service at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Deacon Robert Myers will officiate and burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in West Peoria.

Memorials in Tom's memory may be made to Easter Seals.

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Memorial Service




1:00 PM 1/14/2021 1:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Mary Cemetery Final Resting Place

421 N. Sterling Ave
West Peoria, IL 61604

421 N. Sterling Ave West Peoria 61604 IL
United States

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