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Thomas V. Fogerty

January 12, 1929 July 4, 2010
Thomas V. Fogerty
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PEORIA-Thomas Vern Fogerty, 81, of Peoria died on Sunday, July 4th, 2010, in Bradenton, FL. Thomas was born January 12, 1929, in Princeville, IL to Hazel and Vern Fogerty. A 1947 graduate of Princeville High School , Thomas married Elizabeth (Betty) Jane McDonnell on August 6, 1949. Tom was a lifelong farmer and he and Betty are the parents of eight children; they have twenty grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. In addition to Betty, Tom is survived by two sons, Patrick (Nancy) Fogerty of Parker, CO; Timothy (Stacy) Fogerty of St. Louis, MO; and five daughters, Suzanne(David) Lynch of Peoria, IL; Michele (Kevin) McGinn of Orlando, FL; Maureen Fogerty of Peoria, IL; Eileen (Michael) Kircher of Irmo, SC; Cecilia (Matt) Kelly of Orlando FL. He was preceded in death by his youngest son, Matthew Mark Fogerty. Tom is also survived by his sister, Mary Bea Fuertges of Michigan and his brother, Joseph Fogerty of Florida. Thomas was a parishioner of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church for over 40 years and a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus. In retirement, Tom and Betty enjoyed spending several months each year in Palmetto, FL where he was a member of the Elks and the Moose lodges, Holy Cross Catholic Church and the local chapter of the Knights of Columbus. A Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Msgr. Jason A. Gray officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the church. Additional visitation will be one hour before the Mass at the church. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church or Matthew Fogerty Children’s Trust, c/o Lynch Bloom, P.C., 411 Hamilton Blvd., Suite 1300, Peoria, IL 61602. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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